June 12, 2017
Congratulations! You finally were blessed to become his fiance. Now the real planning begins. Most of us grew up planning small events throughout our lifetime whether it was a birthday, weekend getaway, group project, or just something as simple as a trip to the movies.
Today we are going to discuss the simple things that any couple can handle. This technique will not only work to your benefit but keep the two of you very organized and efficient towards moving forward to the wedding date.
You have made the grand announcement to all of your wonderful friends and family through social media or by phone that you are officially engaged. Now it’s time to sit down and create a few things.
1. Guest List
It is important that you invite people to your ceremony whether you decide to have a large wedding or an very small intimate wedding. This should be at the top of your To Do List. The key to invitations is not just to invite random people off the top of your head but invite those that actually mean the most. We call this the love circle and it should consist of those who always have and will love, support, and guide you in the right directions. Usually the bridal party will come from those people.
2. Create a Budget.
You may not know exactly when and where you want to have your wedding, but it is a great idea to have an idea of how much you are willing to spend. Creating a budget will give you a great estimate of the costs. You can use simple spreadsheets by Microsoft or Google Drive and share the document with as many people you like. Be sure to include all vendors, decoration, location, and food costs into this budget.
Estimated vendor costs. ( May vary depending on City/State )
Florist – $1,150
Venue – $1800
Photographer – $1,800
Wedding Officiant – $400
Videographer – $1500
Caterer – $70/person
The Band/DJ – $900
3. Get Creative
There is nothing wrong with having a traditional wedding but its 2017! Be creative! This is the one day most people only experience once so why not make this the most inspirational day of your life. You can find great themes and ideas on site like Pinterest, The Knot, Offbeatbride, and even Buzzfeed. Now that you know exactly what to look for. Go ahead and get started! Remember this is your day so make it count.
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