Just Got Engaged? Here’s What to Do Next
So, you’ve got the ring and the proposal, and no doubt celebrated with friends and family, but where do you begin when it comes to wedding planning? It seems like a huge task, and while it may seem daunting, wedding planning doesn’t have to drive you to despair. Here’s what to do to kick-start the wedding planning process and get ready for your big day.
Sit down and discuss the important details
As soon as the celebrations have died down a little, sit down with your future spouse and work out the following:
- When you want to get married – you probably won’t want to set a firm date, as this may change based on your venue’s availability, but see if you can agree on a provisional date.
- Budget – it’s important to work out early on how much you’ll spend on the wedding overall, and how you’ll fund it
- Guest list – you don’t need to know the exact numbers at this point, but you should know roughly how many people you want to invite, as you’ll need to find a venue with the right capacity
Making these decisions early on will avoid stress and disappointment down the line and help you make the big decisions.
Find the right venue
The first step towards wedding planning is finding a venue. It’s important to start the process of looking at wedding venues Sydney as early as possible, as they tend to book up a year or two in advance. This is especially important if you want a date during the peak summer season.
When you are choosing a venue, think about the kind of wedding you are picturing. You should decide whether you want something quite formal, or a more laid-back vibe and the sort of ceremony and reception you want to have. Some people plan their wedding in their head for years, and know every detail of what they want, while others may need more time to think.
Get some wedding inspiration
From blogs to magazines and even wedding photography websites, there’s plenty of inspiration out there. Once you’ve decided on a venue, you can start putting together an ideas board of everything from your dress to the food. A wedding scrapbook can also be a good way to get your ideas together and help you decide on what you want.
When you first get engaged, wedding planning can seem daunting, but as long as you do it far in advance and get organised, you’ll pull it off.