March 23, 2023

Engaged | What’s Next?!

bride-to-be, engagement, wedding tips

HELLO there, to my newly engaged friends!

First off, CONGRATULATIONS! Take it all in, before you hit the ground running with the wedding planning.

This stage of life after the excitement of being engaged right now is so fleeting. It will literally be a blip in the radar of your entire life, so it demands importance. So, enjoy the time that you get to call you’re significant other your “fiancé” and do absolutely NOTHING with wedding planning. Take a week or two or even a few months to let the news really sink in. Don’t rush the process- enjoy being engaged! The venue and vendors aren’t going anywhere! This is the time to show off that BLING BLING! Share the amazing news with your closest friends and family. Flaunt that ring and just BE engaged. There will be plenty of time and energy used up for your wedding planning. (TRUST ME!)

When you are ready to start the wedding planning process, the first thing that you need to do is talk to your fiancé.

Set aside some time to chat now, it will save a lot of frustration down the road. Grab your favorite coffee or drink and sit down with your partner. You and your fiancé need to be on the same page, focusing on what really matters to both of you.

●  Ask each other questions!

●  When should we have the wedding?

●  What are you thinking?

●  Where will it be?

●  Where do you envision the wedding?

●  Do you want to keep it small?

●  Do you want a big celebration?

●  Do you want to elope, instead?

●  This is the time to sit down and answer one big question: What do WE want?

Start discussing your budget. No one 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦𝘴 to talk about money. It can be well, super awkward. However, before you can really move forward with any of your wedding plans, this discussion has to be had – whether it’s between you and your spouse or you, your spouse, and the parents. This is where the reality of the situation lies. The answer to the budget question may determine so many factors you will have to consider for your wedding day: venue, guest list, length of engagement, bridal party size, wedding dress, etc. This is also a great time to consider a wedding planner- it will save you time and money (don’t worry, you’ll thank me later! ).

If a wedding planner isn’t in the cards financially and you’re a bride who has some extra time to plan your wedding, or may need a wedding bestie or someone to help guide you along the way, schedule a power planning session with me! It’s the perfect time to pick my brain about absolutely anything that you’re struggling with! I’m available throughout your planning journey too!

Here are just a few topics, I’ve helped our couples with:

●  Who can help contribute to the wedding budget? What is the proper etiquette to discuss with my partner and family members?

●  Create personalized recommendations for vendor referrals, based on your style, wedding cost, and personality.

●  Create a draft timeline for your wedding day.

●  Design a detailed and intentional wedding day, that represents who you are together and your style. We will collaborate together and create a vision board with a detailed timeline for you to envision how each part of your wedding day will look and feel.

●  Keep your wedding costs on track, by providing creative and alternative options for you to consider. i.e. The best season to get married in, how to select your vendors, and many, many more!

If you are a bride who is a busy professional or have no idea where to start, check out our full planning package, and let’s chat!

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