So you're engaged?
Congratulations! Now it’s time to start planning the wedding of your dreams. Where do you begin? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Just follow these 10 simple steps and you’ll be well on your way to having the wedding of your dreams.
1. Figure out your budget and start looking for ways to save.
This is probably the most important step in planning your wedding. You need to have a solid understanding of how much money you have to work with so that you can make all of your other decisions accordingly. Look for creative ways to cut costs without sacrificing the things that are most important to you.
2. Pick a date and start booking vendors.
Once you have an idea of how much money you can spend, you can start booking vendors and finalizing a date for your big day. Remember to book early so that you can get the best possible price and availability from your vendors.
3. Choose your wedding party.
This is one of the most fun parts of wedding planning! Pick your closest friends and family members to stand by your side on your big day.
4. Decide on a ceremony and reception location.
Will you get married in a church or outdoor ceremony? Will you have your reception at a banquet hall or in a more unique setting? The sky’s the limit, so choose the location that best suits your personality as a couple.
5. Start shopping for your dress!
This is another one of the most fun parts of wedding planning (at least for most brides). Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to find the perfect dress because it can take longer than you think.
6) Book a photographer and videographer.
These are two vendor categories that you definitely don’t want to skimp on. After all, they will be responsible for capturing all of your special memories from the big day so that you can cherish them forever.
7) Send out save-the-dates and invitations.
Give your guests plenty of notice by sending out save-the-dates as soon as you have finalized a date for the wedding. Then, follow up with invitations about 6 weeks before the big day.
8) Buy all of the little things.
From decorations to favors, there are a million little details that need to be taken care of before the big day arrives. Make sure not to leave anything out!
9) Plan all of the logistics leading up to and on the big day itself.
There’s a lot more to think about than just what time everyone needs to be where on the big day itself; You also need to plan transportation, accommodation, hair and makeup, etcetera for everyone involved in the wedding party leading up to and on the big day itself.
10) Take some time off before the big day arrives so that you can relax and enjoy being engaged!
Cherish this time because it goes by quickly! Before you know it, you’ll be getting married and starting this new phase in life with the love of your life by your side..
Conclusion: Planning a wedding may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! Just follow these simple steps and everything will fall into place in no time at all.. And don’t forget to enjoy being engaged; It’s an amazing time in your life!