Congratulations you’re engaged!…Now what happens?
It’s time to get busy! There’s a venue to book, a wedding party to select, a certain dress to buy and so many other things that go into planning that one gigantic day.
We suggest that you start with getting a wedding binder/email folder, then grab a checklist (Several websites like WeddingWire have these available for free) and take note of these tips for gearing up to say, “I do.”
1. Who’s invited? The Guest List
Deciding who will attend your big day should be the first thing on a couple’s to-do list. Are you going to have an intimate gathering? A grandiose affair or something in between? From there, step number 2…
2. The Venue
With the guest list completed, you know how many guests you’re planning on having and can now make a decision about a reception space. Take stock of your geographical preferences:
– Where you are from
– Where the groom is from
– Do you want to plan at a place that’s more centrally located?
– Do you want to have a destination wedding?
3. Dress Shopping
Don’t look for a dress before you know where you’ll be getting married. It’s important to match a bride’s dress to her venue and overall wedding day aesthetic. Don’t you think?
Many wedding pro’s and experts suggest actually purchasing a dress about eight months before your wedding date, and to plan on having three additional fittings before the big day – Remember to plan a final fitting at one to two weeks before the wedding day.
Those are three of the many things that must be decided leading up to a wedding. There’s also choosing the bridesmaids and groomsmen, picking an officiant, deciding on invitations, buying wedding bands and so much more.
Many checklists divide to-do tasks into when they should be done – A few months out, a few weeks out, the week before, the day of and so on. For example, hire a photographer/videographer at about 9-10 months before, send invitations 3-4 months before and confirm details with vendors one to two weeks before the big day.
South, Florida offers many beautiful, historic, modern and enchanting venues for your big day – If you’re considering a wedding here, take a look at our Venue locations.
But whether you’ve been planning for months or getting hitched more last-minute, there’s just one big to-do for after the “I do” – And it’s, enjoying your life as newlyweds!