If you are reading this, odds are that your prince charming popped the question and you are preparing for the next step in your happily ever after! The engaged life is an exciting time filled with friends, family, laughter, and of course, PLANNING. Let this checklist help you begin planning the day of your dreams!
1. LET ‘EM KNOW!
The engagement post. You can finally use the caption you have been storing in your head for this very moment! Share the excitement of your engagement with friends and family, but make sure those who are closest to you are the first to know.
2. CHOOSE A LOCATION
Choose a venue that is meaningful to you and your fiancé. Remember to consider those who are travelling and the venue’s maximum capacity.
3. CHOOSE A DATE
It’s all about seasons! Don’t forget about weather, especially if you are considering an outdoor venue. Choosing a location will most likely narrow these options for you.
4. DETERMINE A BUDGET
Decide a reasonable amount you are willing and able to spend. Take into account anyone who has offered to help you with the wedding day celebration.
5. DRESS SHOPPING!
Start the dress search early! You never know if you dream dress is on backorder or how far out the alterations seamstress is. Give yourself plenty of time to relieve stress on all parties. Not all dress stores are like Celebrate the Occasions where you can take your dress home the same day!
6. CHOOSE A COLOR PALETTE
The time of year can play a big part in your color scheme. Do your research and determine if you prefer more neutral or more exotic tones. Remember that some coloring turns out different in pictures compared to real life.
7. BUILD A TEAM
A hair stylist, photographer, videographer, nail artist, florist, wedding planner, and bridesmaids are important people for your big day. Begin researching what you want and who can help you achieve your vision.