How to Start Planning Your Wedding in 2019
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January 30, 2019
Just got engaged? What better way to begin the new year than by having a clear path on how you will go about planning your wedding, right?
We understand how incredibly stressful and overwhelming it can get to even begin to think of what you should prioritize, how much you need to shell out, and so on and so forth. Yes, it can be quite nerve-wracking at first, but it doesn’t have to be so difficult and stressful given the right guidance and help… and that’s what we’re here for!
Where to Start
When and Where?
A year is a good enough time to plan your engagement. If you just got engaged, eyeing a 2020 wedding would be ideal but planning a late 2019 ceremony could also work. But just make sure to seal and save the date -- that’s where everything stems and begins from.
Also, the where: keep it near or have a destination wedding? If you’re eyeing an out of town celebration, just make sure to time it according to season to avoid any weather problems!
Name Your Big 3
Even before you hire a wedding coordinator (which we highly recommend that you should, even just for the actual day itself!), you need to have a sit-down with your soon-to-be-spouse and agree on your big 3 non-negotiable priorities. An example would be the venue, aesthetic/theme, and maybe your photographer.
Whichever your top 3 priorities are, these can also serve as a solid starting point from which you’ll break it down to details, like planning backwards from there. Make sure to think it all through and not think about hitting the ground running all stressed out right off the bat.
Set a Budget & Set Your Mindset
What we consider to be just as important as setting a budget is setting your mindset about the planning process and about your wedding itself. It’s important to set realistic and practical goals that put into consideration not just the money for the wedding, but the money you need to start a life together as well. Keeping these in mind will help you make more informed decisions as you go about wedding planning.
That said, it doesn’t mean that you have to be very strict or just settle for cheap and low quality services, it just means that you -- as a couple -- would need to align how you think of your wedding with your current finances. There are many ways to go about having your dream wedding without spending much, so just be prepared to work on it given some boundaries you’ve set as a couple.
Keep Calm & Don't Rush!
Getting engaged can be very exciting, but before you rush into booking all your suppliers, it's better to try to find some calm to gather your thoughts and get organizing. Also remember that you're operating as a team, and that also involves your closest family and friends, so don't hesitate to seek help when needed.
Happy planning, soon-to-weds!
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