So many engagements happen during the holidays and New Years celebrations! Yahoo! (And a big congrats if you're one of the lucky gals!) Now that we're all back into the swing of things it's time to plan, plan plan! But where to start? There are so many aspects to a wedding it can seem overwhelming at first but we are here to help. Start with the simplest of questions that will really get the ball rolling...
The first question: When do you want to get married? This may seem easy but the date can change everything. If you're thinking a fall wedding, is it this fall or are you willing to wait until the next fall? If possible, give yourself plenty of time to plan but not so much time that you second guess and re-plan the whole the big day. Your date determines how quickly, or slowly you make decisions on decor, the dress and more!
Fall and Spring floral arrangements...even the colors can change with your date!
The next question is how much are you willing to spend? This could be one of the hardest and more touchy of the aspects of planning. A wedding planner can help divide your total wedding budget into perfect proportions by prioritizing what is important to you and keeping you on track. The insider's tip? No more than half should go towards the venue (including food and beverage)...
...Which leads us to the next question! Where to have the big day? Your hometown, his hometown, close to home or destination. Options really are endless. Remember that popular dates get snagged up quick (like 11.11.11 or New Years Eve or any holiday weekend), so prioritize accordingly!
A quaint Scottish wedding venue and The Grand Bohemian Orlando...talk about different wedding styles!
Now onto the gown! Many gowns will take around 6 months to make so be sure to start looking early ladies...though I'm sure I don't have to twist your arm too much to try on wedding gowns! Your dress can really set the tone for your wedding. A lace, vintage, slim-fit gown is going to be a totally different feel than an all-beaded ballgown so knowing what you're wearing will help you envision the rest of the event.
As these aspects are marked off the list, things will really start to fall into place! For the rest of the wedding day details just remember to prioritize those things you love. Start by listing your top three wedding priorities. Is wedding photography a priority? Then make sure to check those out first to make sure you can book your favorite. Are flowers most important to you? Then do the same here!
It can be hard to keep every detail in order, but that is what we are here for! We love helping you all on your most important day and can't wait to meet all you fabulous 2011 brides!
The Ladies of Tickled Pink Brides