Whoo, you are engaged, congratulations! Finally, he popped the question, and you're soon to be a Mrs. At this moment, you may be excited about your future as you should be. But, hey, who knew you'd have so many questions about what to do next. Don't panic before you start obsessing about the huge decisions of planning a wedding. Let's explore these six tips that will help make this process easier.
ONE: ENJOY THE MOMENT.
Take a deep breath. . . you are about to marry your soulmate. Take this time and enjoy one another. Go for long walks and discuss the future and what life will look like—plan lunch dates and dinner for the two of you. Keep dating. Don't lose the spark; instead, keep the fire burning!
TWO: TELL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
Now that the reality of the moment has set in, it's time to tell your friends and family. Communicate with your partner. Discuss how you can tell your loved ones as a united front. Don't shy away from getting creative here. You want them to be just as surprised and excited as you were when you said yes!
THREE: THINK ABOUT YOUR WEDDING TIMELINE
A beautiful wedding can be planned for two years or one month! The most important thing to consider is the type of experience that you and your fiance want to have. Ideally, your wedding planning time should be a space for you and your partner to reflect on the things that really matter to you and how to incorporate them into your big day. It is always advisable to start early. A stress-free bride is a happy bride!
FOUR: PICK YOUR WEDDING PARTY.
Consider how many people you'll have at your wedding. How many friends/family on each side. Thinking of even numbers typically look cohesive and clean for pictures. Your wedding party will help set the tone for the big day. Consider including people who are constantly rooting for you. These are the people that will help you stay positive when you are making tough decisions. You'll also want to surround yourself with people that exude positive vibes. This will be helpful when things get a bit chaotic. Lastly, you want to put together the ultimate hype squad. They'll help to keep your energy up and the jitters at bay.
FIVE: FIND A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS
Engagement photos are next on the agenda. If you can book your engagement photos early, it will be beneficial to starting your engagement announcement. Photos of your love and this moment in life are essential to beginning your wedding planning journey. Engagement photos are also a great time to scope out your wedding photographer. If you love your engagement photos, you may consider booking the same photographer for your wedding day.
SIX: SET A DATE
Sit with your mate a choose a date. Choosing a date will be the key to all your wedding planning needs. Once you pick a wedding planner, having an ideal date in mind helps them get the ball running ASAP. Be mindful of the date you choose as well. Consider birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays as you choose.
Thanks for reading!