Post # 16
Thanks ladies! Those are all great suggestions – and I’ll definitely be checking out the magazines and sites.
@sdbride2011 I’m definitely with you on the hiring a wedding planner – I think that’s the only real decision I’ve made!
@charmbracelet I LOVE how organized your saving plan is 🙂 My flash drive is full of files I name that same way. Now to transfer that over to the wedding bit!
Post # 17
In addition to the suggestions above, I found it helpful to figure out how involved others would be in the wedding (not only financially, but time, emotion, etc). How much will your Fiance help out – some are equal partners in planning, some don’t care at all, and others are somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. What about your mom, any sisters or other close relatives? What about his family? What’s important to them and what are their expectations about the wedding? I think the best idea is to get on the same page with your Fiance and then discuss with both families. You definitely want to make sure that they’re fine with general time frame (month and year) as well as location.
Post # 18
Number one thing I would suggest is to take month or two of just enjoying being engaged!!!! I was in utter bliss right after being engaged. It’s such an amazing feeling if you let it be……..it takes a bit of a turn when you have to start making decisions. You can search online for ideas, but once you book the place the real life decisions start happening and it may become stressful from that point on (but a good stress)…
Post # 19
Your first step it to take the time to enjoy being engaged! Then you can start thinking about possible wedding dates, how big/small you want the wedding to be, and then look for the venue, then start looking for photographer. Once you have the stuff taken care of, everything else will fall into place. Happy planning!!! 🙂