Newly Engaged? 10 Steps to Start Your Wedding Planning
YOU’RE ENGAGED! So, what is the first step? Hopefully these 10 steps will help you plan the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.
Step 1: Set a Budget
We can imagine that you’re thinking, “How much should we spend on our wedding?” There are so many decisions to be made from picking flowers to what band you want as your entertainment; so, you’ll want to be sure that you are not overspending. A great resource for this is our FTG Wedding 365 Program!
Step 2: Choose a Few Possible Dates
Pick a few possible dates for your wedding. Just in case one date doesn’t work out, you still have a couple options!
Step 3: Start a Guest List
The next step is writing your guest list! Your guest count is the number one thing that affects the budget. The more people you have, the more food and drinks you need.
Step 4: Design and Detail Inspo
Get inspired! Magazines, websites, Instagram, and Pinterest are great sources of wedding ideas.
Step 5: Choose a Style
Perhaps you want a glamorous high-end wedding? Or maybe you want a simple outdoor garden wedding? Discuss with your fiancé a few words (like chic, non-traditional, modern, etc.) that describe the vibe you want to have at your wedding! You can evaluate your budget once you have a vision of the theme you want.
Step 6: Save-the-dates!
Send out “Save -the-dates” to your guest list. You want to make sure that they have that day saved so that you can have all the people you love at your wedding!
Step 7: Research Vendors
Start researching potential vendors you would want to hire. Search for the vendors that match the style and services you are looking for!
Step 8: Have Meetings with Your Vendors
Make an appointment on the phone or meet your vendors in person! You want to ensure that you are comfortable with the people you hire especially since they will be with you on your wedding day!
Step 9: Hire your Dream-Team of Vendors!
Book with your desired vendors!
Step 10: Say Yes to the Dress!
Time to go wedding dress shopping with the girls! It is also time for the groom and groomsmen to shop for their outfits too