First steps to wedding planning

Getting engaged is the most exciting thing, you found your man and got your rock 😉 Congratulations! Now let the planning begin. Where do I start? Here are the first steps to wedding planning.

When it came to start planning our wedding I had no idea where to start. Being my first time as a bride and as it will be for most of you I compiled a list to help all you beautiful brides to be.

Firstly, just enjoy being engaged! The planning process can get stressful and the last thing you want is to ruin what should be a fun experience and the start to a new adventure. Let it sink in, enjoy each other’s company, and share the news with all the people you love.

#1. Set a budget

Sit down with your new fiancé and write the numbers down. Weddings can cost a lot of money so its important to be on the same page. Keep in mind who might be contributing to your budget.

#2. Let the research begin

It’s time to get that Pinterest board out!! Think about what’s most important to you both, destination, venue, and the style you would like to go with. If you’re thinking of having a wedding planner then this would be the time to look into which once could help you achieve your dream wedding.

#3. Start a guestlist

Keeping it small or going all out? It’s also important to get your family’s input on this, they might have friends or family members that they want present. If they’re helping out $$, they should have a say. The size of your wedding is a key factor and will affect your budget. The more people you invite the higher the bills.

#4. Book a venue & set a date

In our experience, we knew straight away after visiting our venue but take the time to visit a few. When you’re going around don’t be shy, ask questions, and make sure you’re happy with the way they run things. Keep in mind that some venues book years in advance, have a few date options in case your first one is booked.

#5 Book you’re vendors

Your wedding venue might have a list of recommendations, they usually have a “dream team” that they love working with. I found a few local Facebook groups that had plenty of advice and experiences to share. Reach out to some of your preferred vendors and check availability. If you’re hiring a wedding planner then you don’t really have to worry about it too much, they should have list of popular vendors that they like working with. Just remember that the people you hire for your big day should be there to relieve stress, you want someone you can trust.

Let me know how you’re getting on with your wedding plans and if there’s any other wedding tips you would like me to share with you. Don’t forget to read all about our Canadian cliffside wedding.

Happy planning!

1 Comment

  1. July 22, 2020 / 7:40 am

    Thanks for posting this. I’d love to read a more detailed review of how to organize your budget, especially when the couple lives in one country, and the family lives on the opposite side of the world.

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