Just Engaged? 5 things that can wait!
Your partner just popped the question, Woohoo! You must have a ton of feelings fluttering you…excitement, joy and maybe a hint of anxiety ? So now what? Well, if you look up “just got engaged, now what”, umpteenth million articles will appear. However there are some things you just don’t need to worry about right NOW.
Check out the 5 things that can wait as you begin your wedding planning journey.
- Announcing the wedding date
Ok, so this may seem obvious but I’ve seen it so many times, brides announcing their date without having a venue. Yes you’ve started your website, however there is no need to announce the date yet. Now if you don’t care what venue you getting married at, and must get married on a particular date, then go ahead and do it. But that’s not the case for most brides, so do yourself a favor if friends and family ask just say the month your thinking about. Don’t be specific. Not yet anyways.
- Shopping for Décor
Please don’t worry yourself with buying décor too soon. I’ve seen it so many times brides and mothers are out shopping and think this will be so cute for the wedding and pick it up. The thing is, your taste will change as the planning progresses, so by all means wait till you have at least met with your planner/coordinator, florist & venue before shopping. It will save you money and a head ache later when you’re trying to sell all your items on Facebook.
- Hiring every vendor right away
Most engagements are 9+ months out so what’s the rush? Yes you’ll need to book your vendors, however some vendors don’t need to be hired right way. In fact, I tell my planning clients to choose your top 3 must haves like a photographer, cater, DJ and research, research, research before contracting them.
Once you’ve checked them off your list, you can start moving through your other vendors. This will definitely save you some anxiety.
- Selecting your Bridal party
I know you’re over the moon excited. You just said yes so now it’s time to dive in. I mean you’ve been secretly pinning photos since your met your man. But the reality is relationships and life change, especially a year out. Choosing your wedding party to early will cause stress later on, so be patient! Your BFF is not going to hate you if you wait.
- Selecting your DRESS
Your wedding dress is the #1 thing every guest looks at while you’re walking down the aisle. As a female it’s natural to think about what you’re going to wear. Shoot most of us have been thinking about the dress since you were a young girl. However you do not want to start shopping for wedding dress to early. Most of us even the guys try to trim a little before the big day. Your taste may change and to be honest the cost of your dress may even cause more stress. Take my advice, Pin all the different styles but hold of shipping just yet. Do your research on styles, cost and boutiques.
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