Updated: Feb 18
After the magic glow of the proposal wears off, you have to get started with creating a special event to celebrate your love. Want to know how to start wedding planning like a pro?
How amazing is it that you are engaged? I imagine it's something totally magical and surreal. There are so many aspects of wedding planning to be excited about. And yet, so much to make you feel overwhelmed.
Don't get overwhelmed with wedding planning. It is natural to want to tell the world your good news, but you will find this is where the problems begin. Your friends, family, and co-workers will have congratulations accompanied by questions or suggestions. A few will offer you memories of weddings they have attended in the past.
Google searches will send a ton of results your way. There are all sorts of wedding inspiration sources, including wedding blogs, videos, photos, Pinterest Pins, Instagram profiles, and apps to keep you busy. You will have more content than you will know what to do with.
Add that to the fact that you have lots of time on your hands. The average engagement is a year and a half. That is more than enough time to overload yourself with choices, especially since new things are being released every day for weddings and events.
It's not all bad, though. We have the best way to help you start the wedding planning process like a pro. You have already decided to pledge your love for life in front of all your friends and family. You can handle anything this journey throws your way. And here is how...
Get Ready for the FAQ's
Being prepared is like a planner's basic goal in life. So to get you in wedding pro mode, you have to prepare yourself. You will get 5 questions more than any others. They are the When, Where, Who, What & How.
When aka "Have you picked a date?"
Where aka "Will it be local?"
Who aka "Are you having a big wedding?"
What aka "Are you doing a traditional wedding?"
How aka "How did they propose?"
Next, Tell the Folks
Call immediate friends and family. Note: Do not call until you have an engagement ring selfie-ready for easy sharing. They will want a pic.
Take Care of that Ring
Do the responsible thing and get your ring insured. We have all seen that episode where someone loses the ring down a drain or worst. This also a good time to get the ring sized. So be sure to take care of the ring.
Dive into the Moment
You will only have this moment for a splinter of time. Enjoy it. Spend some time soaking in the great news of your engagement with the person you are engaged to.
Being prepared, taking care of your responsibilities, and diving into the moment are essential when you are newly engaged and don't know where to start. These steps begin your journey on the right foot. They make it easy to both breeze through planning and get the full experience.
Entyse Lyfe is here to guide you in deciding what ceremony is right for you as a couple during these funky times. There are so many options and so many details to sort out. Our goal is to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. Please register for an online Wedding Workshop with us to learn more.