Updated: Aug 11
So I realised I haven't gone through those real beginning stages of your wedding planning. Before you properly even start the planning (if that even makes sense?). Those first thoughts and moves that you should and could make to getting things in place to plan the most exciting day of your lives!
So let's break it down and go through these 6 things to do right at the start of this exciting new wedding planning journey!
Celebrate Your Engagement
You said yes! That is super exciting. Most people have roughly 1 year as an engaged couple, so why not look at celebrating that momentous moment of you deciding to embark on the next chapter of your lives, with an engagement party? You can arrange this and celebrate with friends and possible family before sitting down to get into the details of your wedding planning. Enjoy the moment!
Start The Conversation
Start chatting about what you both like and dislike about weddings. You want to see how much you are on the same page. work out what is a big no no and what is a must have. what is important to you both as a couple? You can progress unless you have an idea of whats important to you and having a rough picture of what you might like for your special day.
Decide who's planning the wedding. I don't mean you or your other half haha. Do you want to plan your own wedding, or are you worried about time? If so are you considering a wedding planner? If you decide you are planning your own wedding, you know that once you've done the talking, you can both dig in a get those first steps started yourselves. If you decide to have a planner, then now is the point to start looking into wedding planners indoor area. You should by now have decided if you want a wedding in the Uk or abroad, so approach a planner that works in these areas. You will either want a Uk planner, or a Uk based destination wedding planner.
Next step would be to grab my free wedding planning checklist, if you haven't done so already. If you are planning your own wedding, let this be your guide to what to do when. 12 mont, laid out, with all your tasks at which point in your planning. If your wedding is sooner or further away, adjust accordingly.
Now it's time to start picturing your wedding a little bit. when I say 'style' I don't just mean the style in regards to decor. I mean style as in, large small, intimate, romantic, barn, Manor House. That kind of thing. What are you drawn too and will it be large and elaborate or small and intimate? Have a nosey on Pinterest to start getting a 'feel' for what you like, then get ready to jump on in.
Start with your First 4 Steps to Wedding Planning
Now its time to officially dig in. I wrote a blog post on this a while back, so check it out HERE, to know exactly what those first 4 steps are and how to go about them! Don't miss these out and jump ahead. they are crucial to setting you up right from the start!
So now you should be on your way and starting your wedding planning journey off right!
Remember to check in here with my blog posts, to help guide you, or over at my YOUTUBE channel for weekly planning videos.
Thank you to out wonderful photographers:
Photo 1: Ross Hurley Photography
Photo 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6: Mindy Coe Photography