You've just experienced the most romantic proposal that you could have ever imagined. Now that you are armed with that pretty little rock, it's time to get planning. Here's a few tips things to think about before you start checking things off that list.
1. Give yourself plenty of time.
Don't rush it, most engagements in the U.S. last an average of 12 to 18 months. I recommend to my couples to not start any wedding planning for a least a month after your proposal. Yes we all know you're excited, but take the time to soak in the moment and enjoy.
2. What goes into your date?
For most couples, the date begins and end with a special date already picked out. Either your proposal date you've met, a month that is special to you both, but keep in mind the most popular months for weddings are June, September and October. So venues and vendors for these months tend to book up faster.
Also consider days around special holidays may be hard for some family members and friends with previous engagements to attend your big day. When utilizing several themes also play a roll in decor and overall experience. Fan shaped ceremony programs for a summer wedding. how about a few parasol carrying bridesmaids for the spring time. Or a hot cocoa bar for a winter wonderland wedding. Seasonal wedding can be a cute excuse to get creative.
3. The factors of off season planning.
When planning an off season wedding consider these alternatives.
Think about using only season flowers.
Weekday weddings are often cheaper when it comes to the cost of the venue.
Who doesn't love a good weekend brunch, brunch time weddings ! Donut bars, trays passed with chicken & waffles, mixed mimosas, who wouldn't fall in love?
4. Create an experience.
Asking yourself these few questions will give you a good foundation of piecing together the vision for your day.
1. What do you see?
2. What do you hear?
3. What does your day feel like?
4. What do you taste?
Creating an experience involves all your sense. It's the feeling your quest remember that make this day magical & uniquely you.
5. Keeping it all organized.
When it comes to keeping it all organized the sky's the limit. Whether it's digital or paper, make sure it's something that you love and will be easy to keep up with. Having an online project planning system allow couples to keep up with the wedding planning task without the old school binder. You may find it easier to text or type an idea rather than write on a piece of paper and lose it. Whichever you decide make sure it works best for you.
No matter how long the engagement or what season you choose to get married in, remember this day is all about you, your fiance', and your commitment to one another.