Today’s tip goes hand in hand with our last tip – deciding on what type of wedding you want. Your budget will determine a lot of things – how many people you can invite, the type of reception you can have and how elaborate you can get with your decor.
#5 – Decide you budget – this might have to be discussed with your families. Are you and your fiancé going to cover the entire bill? Are you families contributing? Have a sit down with all parties involved and decide what is going to happen. Remember, if your families are contributing they may want to invite some of their friends or have a say in what kind of wedding you’re going to have.
So if you’ve decided that you’re hiring a wedding planner the next few tips we have for you would be worked through by you, your fiance, your families and of course your wedding planner. Here’s tip #4
#4 – Decide what kind of wedding you want – Is it formal, casual, themed? Do you have a place in mind already for the reception? Do you want a cocktail only reception? Do you want an intimate affair? Do you want to invite everyone you know? Figure out what kind of wedding you’d like before you start making appointments and putting down deposits on venues or other wedding vendors. The type of wedding you want to have influences everything from your budget to your wedding venue.
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So while you’re announcing your engagement and choosing your bridal party, you’re also going to start thinking about how much TIME it’s going to take to plan this wedding. Here’s tip #3!
Tip #3 – Full time job getting in the way of planning your dream wedding? Or are you still a student? Decide if you have the time to commit to planning all aspects of your wedding. Think about hiring a great
wedding planner to assist you with some of the things you need to do. You can usually hire them by the hour for consultations, or have them help plan the whole wedding. Don’t worry – it’s still your wedding and you have final say on everything! But wedding planners have worked with a lot of photographers, DJs, bakers and florists – so they know who is out there and who is dependable. It’s tough to figure out from a website who you can depend on! Let a professional wedding planner handle some of those details for you.
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So now that you’ve announced your engagement to all your close friends and family… here’s tip #2
#2 – Take your time deciding on your bridal party – So while you’re busy announcing your engagement to all your close family and friends, make sure you don’t invite all 10 of your college best buds to be in your bridal party. You’ll want to chat about this with your fiancé and see who he/she has from their side they’d like to invite. They may only have 2 really close friends they want on their side of the bridal party, so be sure to discuss it first . Then invite those you want to be part of your bridal party over for dinner and invite them in person. (Note: don’t be afraid of uneven bridal parties if you and your honey don’t agree on the number – it looks great in photos!)
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You’ve been waiting for him to propose for a while now, and he finally did. So now what? You have this gorgeous ring on your finger, all these ideas in your head, but where do you start? We’re going to give you some great tips on what to do next!! We have 10 tips in total, so we’ll share on each day – so bookmark us, follow us on Instagram or Facebook and get some free tips!
Here’s todays tip!
#1 – Announce it – And I don’t mean on Facebook or Instagram just yet. Before you change your status to “engaged” make sure you tell your close family and friends the news in person. If you can’t make it to everyone, be sure to at least call them and tell them personally before the news hits the internet! There is nothing worse than finding out good news like this on Facebook! You want your close friends to hear it from you personally.