January 22, 2020
You’re probably thinking…”I said yes!!!!…but now what?” I totally understand if you’re still on cloud nine–you should be! #1 tip: ENJOY THIS. Soak it all in. Don’t ever stop celebrating–GRAB THE CHAMPAGNE. This is a super exciting new season of life you’re in!
But once you come down from that original high, the reality of planning a wedding might sink in and it can be totally overwhelming! Well, I’m here to help guide you in your planning and share with you my top 5 tips for newly engaged couples!
HOTLINE BLING. Call your closest family & friends and share with them your big news! This one might seem obvious to most but I promise your nearest and dearest will appreciate hearing directly from you, rather than a facebook status change! Better yet, FACETIME those important to you. Seeing their reactions will be much more exciting than just a phone call. 😉
Get the hard conversations out of the way as soon as you can. Cough, budget, cough. This conversation won’t necessarily be a fun one but it is so important to talk it out. Maybe your in-laws plan on helping, or maybe this one is all on you guys. Figuring out what your budget is for your big day is crucial. Weddings are expensive. I won’t beat around the bush on that one.
With budget comes the discussion of # of guests, venue hunting, and date setting. You can’t start any more planning without having these things in order and locked down.
Not everyone has the same priorities when planning their wedding. And wedding services and vendors can be costly, so it’s important to decide where your priorities lie. Some want to spend top dollar on their DJ and others won’t even consider having a wedding unless they have a top shelf bar. However, based on my years in the wedding industry, I can tell you from experience what is absolutely worth prioritizing.
3 of the best investments you’ll make that are SO worth the cost will be:
If you can’t figure out what is most important to you, start with these.
Engagement photos are an awesome way to get comfortable in front of the camera! Most of us aren’t models so it’s normal to feel awkward when getting your photo taken. That’s why it is the perfect way to get to know your wedding photographer before your big day! Being comfy with your photographer is super important. Plus, give me a good reason why not to take engagement photos?! It’s a super special time in your lives…document it!
When planning a wedding comes LOTS AND LOTS of opinions. If you haven’t figured me out yet, I just say it how it is. It is your wedding day, not theirs. This day is a day about celebrating you and your fiance. It doesn’t matter if your mother doesn’t like your centerpieces, or your aunt doesn’t approve of your dress choice.
It is totally up to you whose opinions and advice you take into consideration. And those opinions you don’t want to hear, shrug them off and do what you want regardless.