I Got Engaged, What Do I Do Now?

One of the most exciting time in ones life I when they get engaged. It’s such a joyous time and the first thing you may fin yourself doing is going to The Knot or Wedding Wire or Yelp! To start the search. Immediately most folks find themselves completely overwhelmed. In most areas there are so many choices there is no clear path on where to start! Before you losses help there are a couple not so fun things that you should do.

1. Money Talks the Talk
One of the things that gets over looked in planning a wedding is working on a budget. Budgeting is a key component. Most weddings today cost more than a down payment on a home, some may payoff student loans, so before getting to far a hard of your self you need to talk the money talk.

Determine first who will be paying for the wedding. Will you and your fiancé be paying for the wedding, will one of your parents pay for the wedding or a combination of both?

If you are paying for the wedding determine how much you will feel comfortable dishing out!

If mom and dad are paying, how much are they dishing out? Can you add some money to what they are giving you?

Take it from me, I don’t think you need to go into debt to have a wedding so being cautious in the beginning should help keep things in check through out the process.

2. Finding out your style.
When it comes to styles, there are wedding bloggers and resources out there that categorize styles by

  • Classic
  • Modern
  • Outdoor
  • Vintage
  • Beach
  • Rustic
  • Beach
  • Vineyard
  • Romantic

Start looking at some of these resources and begin to see what you like and what you do not like. That will help decide the backdrop for the venue.

3.Tis the season