Begin planning and organizing your wedding using these 10 simple steps.
1. Enjoy Your Engagement
Make the most out of your engagement by kissing each other all the time, and admiring your engagement ring. Write down all the details of this special event. How did your future husband propose? Contemplate on your future married life.
2. Tell Your Parents and Other Relatives
Unless you are estranged, make sure to let your parents know of the upcoming wedding, before anyone else. Ideally, you should tell the news in person so they can see how happy you are. If you are a traditional couple, your fiancé has already asked your parents for your hand before the proposal. All that is left for you to do is to share the good news to your friends.
3. Start a Journal or Wedding Blog
You wouldn’t want to forget this special moment. Along the wedding preparations with an experienced wedding and event planner, you might encounter frustrating issues. Remember, wedding planning can be really stressful and overwhelming. Writing on a journal or starting a wedding blog may help you handle these unexpected circumstances. Surely, plenty of other future brides would love to read about your journey.
4. Announce Your Engagement
This is the happiest day of your life, so make sure to spread the good news. If you want, you can announce it through print publications or through social media. You can also document some details in the wedding blog you just started.
5. Select a Wedding Date
This is one of the most crucial decisions you should make before the wedding planning process starts. When do you want to get married? Some pick meaningful, memorable dates, so figure this out with your partner carefully.
6. Establish the Theme and Overall Tone of Your Wedding
Do you want to have a formal wedding, or a casual one? Others may consider going the unconventional route and plan a theme wedding. Will it be a secular or religious ceremony? Decide what the entire event would feel like. Write down all of your ideas.
7. Set the Wedding Budget
Aside from the wedding date, this is also one of the most important details of your special event. You may want to start by looking at wedding budget worksheets online. Next, evaluate your finances, and see how much your savings are. Sometimes, parents would love to contribute to their children’s marriage, so you should ask them, too.
8. Work on the Wedding Guest List
Work on your guest list, and check who can serve as your attendants. Look at the responsibilities of bridesmaids and groomsmen prior to making your final decisions. You may ask them about it personally, or if they live somewhere far, a simple phone call or video chat will do.
9. Start Looking for Venues for Ceremony and Reception
Are you looking into a popular wedding venue, or a destination wedding? If yes, then as much as possible, you should book it ahead of time. If you book your venue ahead of time, the more likely you are to get the date, time and cost you have planned for.
10. Get Support from a Professional
Wedding planning is a long, tedious process. Here are 3 helpful ways to find the support you need:
- Hire a wedding consultant or planner
- Utilize online checklists
- Use event planning apps and platforms