Just Engaged!-Wedding tips

just engaged man proposing to womenPhoto by Sharon Bushman

With Christmas and New Year’s just gone and Valentine ’s Day rapidly approaching, many luck girls have now found {or will find} themselves Just Engaged with a stunning new sparkly ring on their fingers. Yippee!

After the overwhelming joy comes the overwhelming ‘OMG, what do I do now!’

I love to meet with future brides to get them organized, give them direction, hints and tips, create their timelines, teach them how to allocate how much to what within the budget and come up with a design concept.

For those who are not able to meet with me in person, here are the first steps to your planning timeline to get you going.

  • Decide on your total budget and who is paying for what. If no one comes forward to offer financial assistance leave it out!
  • Gather approximate guest list and numbers. Be sure to ask parents for their essential guests.
  • Consider dates or at least seasons/ possible months that are favorable.
  • Think about your style, likes and dislikes and create a folder or inspiration board with cutouts and ideas. Discuss your priorities and what is important to you.
  • Make an appointment with Aislinn Events or your local planner to discuss options, priorities, budget breakdown, and   planning steps and possibilities.
  • Start researching venues and ceremony locations and create a shortlist to visit them. You can ask me or your planner for recommendations and once chosen book them with deposits and signed contracts. If you have a planner, we will keep copies of your contracts, deposits and payment due dates.
  • Choose responsible attendants and groomsmen. Responsible is the key word here. Do I have to add reliable? OK I will. You want your attendants to be reliable too. If you don’t have a planner you may be leaning on them for help and you deserve someone who will be there for you.

So this should get you going. I know a lot of you have already started but I’ll be back with more detail for you over the next few weeks. It’ll be just like I’m right there with ya!

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