Getting engaged is such an exciting time, especially when you start planning your big
day. There is so much that goes into planning a wedding that it’s often difficult to
know where to start.
If you and your partner would like to start planning your wedding day, here is what
you should focus on first:
Set a Date
Before you start searching for the perfect venue, you’re going to need to have a date
in mind. You should also keep in mind that not all venues will have your date
available so it’s best to have a few options in mind so that if you do happen to find a
venue that really speaks to you, you will have several different dates to choose from.
The Bigger Picture
Yes, the smaller details such as finding your dream dress and deciding on the flavor
of your cake are all fun decisions to make, but before you even go there it’s
important to create an overall vision for your wedding. What style really speaks to
you as a couple and what type of atmosphere do you want to create on the day?
Create a Pinterest board where you can gather a few ideas to help with the bigger
picture for your day.
Have a Budget in Place
Your finances can very quickly get out of hand if you don’t create a budget right from
the start. Plus, you don’t want to start your life together as a married couple drowning
in debt. By setting a realistic budget before you start planning you will make the
entire process a lot less stressful.
Draft Your Guest List
Not only will your guest list affect your budget but it will also play a role in your venue
search. Your guest list doesn’t have to be final but it helps to have a rough idea of
how many people you think you will be inviting to your wedding.
Remember, a solid wedding planning foundation is key to designing the wedding of
your dreams so start the planning process off right.
Photographer: Kathy Thomas Photography
Venue: Southall Meadows
Couple: Jacque Shelton + Stephen Lockwood
Florals: T. Villager
Cake: Classic Cakes By Leslie
Rentals: Southern Event Rentals