Wednesday, January 9, 2008

It's A New Year and You're Engaged!!

If this is a first for you, than it can all seem pretty overwhelming, all the thoughts running through your head...Centerpieces, floral arrangements, Caterer ect.

Well let me be the one to tell you unless your wedding is in 3 months you have time to think about all those things.

I made a list for you of 6 things that need to be done sooner rather than later

  • Figure out your budget- It cant be a pretty touchy subject but if mom & dad are helping make sure you get a good idea of where your money is coming from and where it's going to be spent. The knot has a great budget guide to use!

  • Estimate the size of your guest list- Is it going to be 50 or 150 that makes a big difference with the rest of your planning

  • Set a date - This is a pretty big one, it took me almost 2 months to set a date for our wedding after we got engaged (partly because I forgot, I was so caught up in just being engaged lol)

  • Start looking for venues and a time frame - you don't want to have to have your wedding in uncle Sam's back yard because you didn't get the perfect place booked in time, and believe me some venues book up years in advance **Read your contract BEFORE you sign it!!

  • Identify a wedding style - Have it reflect who you are and what you love in each other

  • Start looking for your dress - Learn what flatters your figure, don't take the sales ladies word every time, take the best friend, mom, mil. Someone that you know that will tell you the truth!

Ok brides-to-be here are some things to start working on~

Happy Planning!!


Inspired Events By Nycia said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love purple, and I love all the little details that you have laid out. ~Nece~