So, you just got engaged! Congratulations, and let the planning begin. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, I know. All at once, you’ll be expected to know the answers to questions like “what date are you getting married?” “who is in your wedding party?” and “where will the wedding take place?” First of all, take a step back, breathe, and enjoy being engaged. You’ll only get to experience the butterflies-before-the-wedding once in your life. It’s important to enjoy the process as much as the wedding itself.
When I first meet with my clients, I like to ask them each to name 3 things that are most important to them about the wedding. This can be a specific element (centrepieces, venue), a mood they would like to evoke (fun atmosphere, late night party), or an adjective to describe the wedding overall (beautiful, intimate, lavish). This is where you can build the foundation of your planning process. Every time you make a decision, be sure to reference back to your list of important things. This list will help you decide which venue is the right fit for your wedding, what band or DJ fits best with the plans for your day and even what dress to wear! Trust me, it’s a great place to get started. xo GF