CONGRATULATIONS!! 🎉 💍 My first bit of advice would be to take some time to just enjoy being engaged! We get the title of “finance” for such a short time- live it up!
Once you’re ready to start planning, the first things you need to do are 1. Pick a season (or if there’s a particular date that’s meaningful) you want to get married in. 2. Set your budget 3. Create your guest list 4. Decide what kind of wedding you want (ie, big, small, formal, casual, etc.). 5.Pick a venue that reflects the type of wedding you want to have and can hold everyone on your guest list. Those are the most important things to accomplish first, and it will set the tone for the rest of the vendors, selections, etc. Save the dates typically go out about 6 months in advance, but can go out earlier if you are having a destination wedding (or if a big portion of your guests will have to travel a significant distance). Invitations should go out at the 6 week mark.
Congratulations! While others say you shouldn't rush to start planning, I would say it depends on how quickly you want to get married. We wanted to get married in within a year so we started planning right away. The first thing you will want to do is create a budget then your guest list. Once those two tasks are complete you can find your venue. The venue is the first vendor you'll want to book. As that determines the when and where of the wedding.
Save the dates usually go out 6-8 months prior to the wedding. I would suggest including a link to your wedding website on the save the date. We forgot to do this and ended up making an insert to include in the envelope with our save the dates. By including the website, guests will have access to all important information well enough in advance since invitations don't usually go out until 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding. Happy planning!
Save the Dates usually go out 6-8 months before, 9-12 months if it’s a destination wedding with significant travel. Invitations are 6-8 weeks.
The first things to start talking about and figuring out are (1) general date you want to get married, (2) budget, (3) general guest list, and (4) what kind of wedding you want. (Destination, formal, garden party, beach, etc) Those things will inform everything else you do and are the most important to get on the same page as your fiancé on.
Congrats and i say do what makes you happy , when i got engaged , that same week i started my planning ,i got engaged in july and my wedding is oct 12th 2024 so because i have little over a year to plan i started as soon as we got back in town, and trust me the time is already flying by.. unless you are going to get a wedding planner i say start to do the basics now , you will still be able to enjoy being a fiance. and if you have at least chose a date of when you want to get married then it should put in a time line of when everything should be getting done on here under your planning tool if im not mistaken... so if you are getting married a year from now i would say start planning but if its longer like 2-3 years then yes just enjoy being engaged becasue most stuff you wont even be able to do yet as far as booking anything , and you dont want to send out save the dates to earily because people will forget
Congratulations on your engagement! 🥳 Planning our wedding was such an
exciting time for my wife and I, but it definitely came with its fair
share of stresses too, trying to juggle everything ourselves. I think
enlisting the help of a wedding planner would have made the process a
lot smoother. Don't get me wrong, I loved planning our big day with my
partner, the experience of planning together absolutely brought my partner and I
closer. But a planner’s expertise would have smoothed over the rough