Your Engaged, Now what!!

You’re Engaged, Now What?

You’re Engaged, Now What? Where to Start… Some may say choosing a date is the first step in planning your wedding, others advise creating your guest list as top priority and some say you must pick your location before anything else. Truth is, any of those could be your first step in planning your wedding, it all depends on what is important to you.

Step 1: Prioritise

Sit down with your hubby-to-be and narrow down the most important details to you both and create a ‘must have’ list. This can include anything from date, venue, budget, number of guests to smaller details such as décor/theme, flowers or menu preferences.

Step 2: Google

Google will become your best friend, alongside Pinterest. Start researching the items on your ‘must have list’. If you’re guest list is most important start looking for venues suitable in size for your group.

Check out our venues page If you haven’t set a wedding location that’s ok, get creative with your searches and you may find a venue you had never heard of that’s perfect for your number of guests. Even the smaller ‘must have’ details can play a part in your Google search. Let’s say you absolutely must have peonies adorning every part of your day. After a quick search you’ll soon find that peonies are only available certain times of the year and voila, you have just narrowed down your potential wedding date to those months.

Step 3: Book It

It’s time to set the date and sign the dotted line, at least to secure your must have details. This usually includes your ceremony and reception venues, wedding planner, and any other key wedding suppliers you can’t imagine your day without.

Step 4: Pin… Pin… Pin

Ahh… Pinterest, where would the wedding world be without you? Now that you have the date and venues start pinning your little heart out. You can create Pinterest boards for every aspect of your wedding, just a general inspiration board or even save photos and magazine clippings to a special wedding folder. This will come in handy when you’re speaking with your suppliers about your day as you can offer visual examples. Photos help ensure nothing is lost in translation, like when you’re trying to explain ‘elegant beach’ to the florist, decorator and cake maker!

Step 5: RELAX

Planning a wedding can be tiring and at times overwhelming. Even with these emotions in tow it’s important to enjoy the process, you’re planning your wedding day for much longer than the actual day itself. So grab the girls for a brainstorming sesh, ring your wedding planner to rattle off all of your random wedding thoughts, order pizza and drink wine with the fiancé while choosing music for the day or cosy up with a few bridal mags and a cuppa while looking for your dream dress.

Now that you’re all organised…sit back and enjoy the process