As children we dream of the moment we are going to propose or get proposed to. We fantasize about where it will be, how it will be executed and what the ring will look like. It seemed like a proposal from your partner would be something in the far off future but now its become a reality. You said yes, now what? You may be asking yourself how do I go about planning my wedding? Where do I begin?
In almost anything in life the first few steps are the most difficult. Generally the first step is a no brainer, you want to be sure to share the big news with your close family and friends. Our suggestion would be to do this in-person or over the phone. I found out one of my close friends was engaged over Facebook and boy did that really hurt!
After you tell everyone then start a Pinterest Board for your wedding if you haven’t already. With this make sure you are realistic with your inspiration. If you have a set budget for flowers, don’t be pinning flowers galore. Its certainly important to be a realist and remember this is just for inspiration. Be sure to include your fiance into this board to get their ideas, remember it’s their wedding too.
Thirdly, put together a budget. We know that this is isn’t a fun detail to planning your special day, but it is an important one. Make a ranking system of what is most important to you, to what is least important. This will help you and your fiance know where to splurge and where to save.
Next set a date. This date will allow you start booking vendors, sending out save-the-dates to your guests and look for venues. This is the first stepping-stone to other aspects in planning your wedding.
Speaking of save-the-dates, create a tentative guest list. Who do you want at your wedding and who do you don’t? This guest list may take some time figuring out depending on how big your family is. Do you want your Aunt Phyllis there that you only see once a year? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. It all depends on personal preference. We recommend deciding if you want a small wedding or a large one, as quick as possible.
Lastly, RELAX. No matter what happens enjoy every moment of your wedding day and spend that time laughing on the dance floor with your new partner or giggling in the dressing room with your friends. The day you have been dreaming about forever is here, so enjoy it.