Wedding Planning: What’s first


You’re engaged, you celebrated with family and now it’s time to start planning! Wohoooo! Let the fun begin.


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The whole process can be as fun or as stressful as YOU make it. Let’s aim for a stress free wedding planning experience. We want to help you kick start your planning seamlessly! There are a two major things you can do to make sure you start on the right track.


The first and MOST important thing is get organized! Get a wedding planner, download a printable planner you can use, or make one yourself! These will come in handy in so many ways. I had a planner and I had lists on my phone I checked daily. There are so many moving pieces to a wedding that you want to make sure all your ducks are in a row. Having a planner and all your ideas in one place will make for an easy execution. Even if you plan on hiring a wedding planner you still should have some sort of system to organize yourself as well.


Some amazing wedding planners are listed below:

1. Erin Condren Wedding Planner

2. Budget Savvy Wedding Planner

3. The Realist Bride

4. Weddiculous

5. Etsy, Printable Planner


The second thing is to set a budget! This is the biggest and most uncomfortable thing to do but it needs to be done.

Who is paying? Are you and the groom? Are your parents helping at all? It’s important to have a frank conversation with your parents as well as the grooms about budget. It’s 2019; the brides family is not responsible for the entire wedding. There are customary responsibilities, yes, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out that way and that is completely fine.


As an example, our wedding was a joint effort by everyone. We paid for most of the vendors, my dad paid for the caterer and venue, his parents paid for the rehearsal, transportation and flowers. We wouldn’t have had such a magnificent event if we didn’t all come together to make it happen. We also extended our engagement to make sure we had enough money saved.


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Now, not every family can do it like this. So this is why coming up with a budget first will clear the air so issues don’t arise two months before the big day. Having a set amount will allow you to narrow down venues and locations. You will know what kind of event you can afford and how much time you will need to save.


Once you get your planner and your budget you’re ready to start getting into the fun stuff!

Happy planning! See you next week, babes.




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