After Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day is a popular season for new engagements. After the initial celebrations, the “work” begins, Internet searches start with the posing question, “What do I do now?”
|There are tons of planning timelines floating around the Internet, but it is not YOUR planning timeline. Before your purchase one of those beautiful, floral, expensive Wedding Planning notebooks, binders, etc…Before you download and print out those Internet Wedding Timelines and Checklists, consider these three steps for YOUR wedding:|
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- IMMEDIATELY establish a BUDGET. This doesn’t mean setting a price limit on every detail. It just means making a decision of HOW MUCH you want to spend, i.e. $30,000, $50,000, $100,00. If you do NOT set this amount, you’re liable to go into debt before you even start.
- Choose a Wedding Date Day. You mean set a Date night? No, set aside a Day and a block of time every week to sit down with your fiance/fiancee to discuss just wedding “stuff.” Otherwise, your lives will become inundated with wedding talk every minute, every hour, every day, every week, etc. and then you forget or lose time enjoying what brought you together in the first place. Establishing a day and block of time every week is like having a weekly staff meeting to discuss just the Wedding.
- Consult with a Wedding Professional. Especially if this is your first time getting married. You may have a friend or family member who feels they “know best.” That may be true, but investing an initial consultant fee to discuss with a professional makes all the difference in the world. If you need legal advice, you consult a Lawyer. If you need a Make Up Artist, don’t you consult or get a referral for a #MUA? Do the same for your wedding. It’s so worth it.
This may not seem like “traditional” wedding planning suggestions, but if you do these, you’re well on your way to not only a beautiful celebration but also a beautiful, happy life with the one you love.