Congratulations on getting engaged! There are a few things you should be thinking about the moment you say “yes” to that ring. Here are the top five things you should be considering:
Budget: Let's face it, weddings can be expensive. Before you start planning, sit down with your partner and figure out how much you're willing to spend. This will help guide your decisions on everything from the venue to the dress.
Guest List: Who do you want to invite? This can be a tricky one, but it's important to start thinking about it early. Make a list of all the people you want to invite and then go back through and decide who makes the cut.
Date and Venue: The two most important decisions you'll make! Do you want a
summer wedding or a winter one? Indoors or outdoors? These decisions will also impact your budget.
Style: Are you going for a classic look or something more modern? Rustic or glam? Once you have a vision in mind, it will be easier to make decisions on everything from the flowers to the invitations.
Wedding Planner: Consider hiring a wedding planner to help you navigate
all the decisions and details. They can help you stay on track and handle any hiccups along the way. (If you are wanting a wedding planner, they should be the first person you hire!) Yes, even before your venue.
Remember, planning a wedding should be fun! Don't stress too much and enjoy the process.