Congrats on your engagement! Planning a wedding will be one of the most exciting times in your life; but, it can also be a bit stressful. Take full advantage of all the perks that come along with being engaged, such as attending wedding showcases, food and cake tastings, and dress or tuxedo shopping with friends. Once you’re ready to start planning your wedding, you may be faced with the question, “Where do I start?”
Well,trust us; you’re not the only one! Wedding planning has its highs and it can have its lows, but there’s good news: planning helps massively. To help you get started on your wedding planning journey, Washington DC Wedding Planners at Engaging Associates have listed a few tips to help you feel more prepared and sorted out for all the good times!
First, take a seat with your fiance (yes, he or she should be included in the decision making process) to talk about the kind of wedding you both want and how much you’re willing to spend. Your partner may not be interested in choosing color swatches or deciding on floral design(or possibly they are!), however discussing financial aspects of the wedding is very important, particularly, if you two are covering most of the wedding expenses. Even if you are receiving monetary assistance from other sources, such as gifts from parents and family, you’ll still need to deal with who will be responsible for particular aspects of the wedding.
Since you’re discussing money at this point, it’s also a good time to put some idea around your financial plan. As you formalize your financial plan and figure out what wedding costs should be included, our DC Wedding Coordinators are here to help you.It’s crucial to make a realistic budget by doing your research on the cost of wedding services in your area, as they can fluctuate based on location. If you’re still unsure if your budget is realistic, meeting with and hiring a Washington DC wedding planner can help with guiding you in the right direction.Regardless of whether you decide to hire full Washington DC wedding planners or one that helps you tie loose ends and flawlessly execute your wedding day vision with Day-Of Coordination or Month-Of Coordination, hiring professional DC Wedding Coordinators can help you with managing your budget.
Finally, start your guest list. The number of guests that you have at your wedding will dictate everything—the quantity of centerpieces, invitations, favors, etc.—so you’ll need to add guests to the list carefully. Handling your guest list is no easy feat, yet planning early will pay off.
While wedding planning can consume you for a long time, take time for each other. After all, the wedding is only one day; the marriage lasts forever. Get in touch with our Washington DC wedding planners to take the stress out of the planning!