engaged! {now what??}

Did you recently get engaged? Congratulations! So exciting!!

If you’re already totally overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done, you’re not alone. We’ve put together a little guide, in a series of posts, that will help you figure out what you should do now, and what you can sleep on.  If you’ve just started thinking about your wedding, tasting cakes and trying on dresses can wait (trust us). There are a few other things you need to do first.

{Decide what type of wedding you want to have.}

This is the most important step. Deciding on your wedding style will help you pick a venue and a date. Not to mention ALL the other fabulous details!

Imagine yourself on your wedding day. How do you want to feel?

Some questions to ask yourself and your fiancé: (Don’t you love saying that, by the way? Let’s say it again. Fiancé. Ok…moving on.)

What defines you as a couple?  Are you always doing fun outdoor-sy stuff? Are you beach bums or do you like to get cozy in a snowy cabin? Do you love to glam it up and go out on the town? Are you artsy and always doing fun creative projects?

This fun little quiz from The Knot might be a good place to start.


{Decide on your budget.}

Don’t freak out! It’s easier than it seems (and of course, we’ll walk you through it). For now, make a list of the most important things to you on your wedding day. Are you a foodie and want an incredible spread for your guests? Is music your life and do you want to dance the night away? What are the things you must MUST have at your wedding?

{Put together a guest list.}

This step will also help with choosing a venue AND deciding on a date.

Who do you want to surround yourself with on your special day? Think about your nearest and dearest. Would many of your guests need to travel? Are there other big events that might be a conflict for your guests? (ie. having your wedding the same day as your cousin’s graduation might not be such a good idea.)

Now, go give your honey a kiss, pour yourself your favorite glass of vino, and maybe even book that much needed mani/pedi appointment. This planning stuff will be a piece of delicious cake. We’re here to help! {In fact, check back next week, when we continue this little series for those of you that are newly-engaged and glowing…See? We got your back!}

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  1. Pingback: engaged! now what? {part two} | Stacy McCain Event Planning

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