There are tons of things you’ll need to complete between getting engaged and saying “Yes” and the big ” I do “, in the wedding planning to come, to get ready for the big day, I’ve compiled a list of my five most important wedding planning tasks you should tackle first. The first and last are practical first steps, the middle three just plain fun!

SELECT A DATE

Setting a date as soon as possible after getting engaged is the most important step you can take in wedding planning.  The availability of Wedding Vendors and venues hinge on the date you select, so get out your calendar and find a day that works for you.

ANNOUNCE YOUR ENGAGEMENT

Sharing the goodness with friends and family is the next step.  Shout it out- we are ENGAGED!:)  Make it a festive occasion by planning an engagement party, or keep it simple by sending an email or calling friends directly.

 

 

TAKE ENGAGEMENT PICTURES

Engagement pictures are a big wedding essentials trend now with brides and grooms soon after they get engaged.  You’ll find lots of ways to use these photos throughout your engagement. Much more than just a great pic for your newspaper announcement, they’re perfect to use with ” Save the Dates “, Guest Book Sign-In’s, on your wedding website, and even to display at your wedding reception.  DeFabis Photography offers some exciting ideas for your engagement portraits.

DESIGN A WEDDING WEBSITE

Your wedding website can serve as a “wedding central” for your wedding planning.  A place where you can list updates, photos and everything else friends and family should know about your upcoming nuptials. It is a fun thing to get your finance involved on after getting engaged, heck it may even be his best resource to keep up-to-date!

SET YOUR WEDDING BUDGET

This step is a crucial one.  Setting your wedding budget early after you are engaged, will save you lots of time, sweat and tears down the road.  Even if you have to make minor adjustments with your wedding planning here and there, knowing how much you have to spend and where you want to spend it will keep you financially focused when meeting with wedding Vendors.

Congratulations on getting engaged and remember to enjoy the whole wedding planning process from start to finish!