We got engaged in September and recently told our families. Now we are getting more involved and serious about planning the wedding. What was the 1st thing everyone tryed to figure out 1st when it came to plan? We are writing our possible guess list and trying to find out how many people to have come to the wedding and reception. But others are suggesting we start with other things such as location and colors. What is your opinion on what should be figured out 1st when it comes to planning?
Definitely research and come up with a budget! And try to stick to it. We did our venue after that. It helped us cap the guest list without feeling guilty and also helped pick colors we liked that compliment the space.
We also got engaged in September... DW... so we first narrowed it down to a location...budget, then resort/venue.. guestlist.. bridal party or not..agent travel.. I had to comfirm my date in order to start anything else.. my wedding coordinator has now sent me stuff to choose and so the planning has started!!!
Budget how much your willing to spend, what day you guys wanna get married to look at venues and stuff you need to know the day, rough guest list is good so you can look at venues big enough for your guest list.
I didn’t have to do much since I really wanted to elope. My future spouse refused so we compromised on an intimate wedding with 10-15 guests. I recommend that the first thing you do is set a budget, then book the venue.
The first thing we did was pick a date! Then we made a rough guest list and budget. I changed colors a couple of time, but solidified my decision once we had a venue. My first purchase was my veil and dress
In the 1st month: Budget, pick a date, and figure out the guest list. 2nd month: We've also taken engagement pics, I've played with website options, and looked into a few registry items. Now we're narrowing down the venue search.
How many is the max we want at the wedding was first.
Then venue because it's free in our case. There are a lot of great free venues if you look for them.
Then rebalance budget.
Then rebalance the budget again.
And the balancing act of the budget continues.
There is a lot of budgeting in the wedding planning process or a lot of debt. Quite frankly, I am not well versed in the cost of begonias. My florist is and we talked and came up with a reasonable non laughable budget.
The first thing to do depending on the time of year you plan on getting married is to go venue shopping. Venues book up quickly and are extremely expensive, so once your tentative guest list looks good then you really need to start venue shopping. Also asking friends and family to be apart of your wedding day ideas, like other vendors for the wedding day and set-up/clean-up.