Being a new bride can be exciting, exhilarating until you begin to think about the wedding. This too can be exciting but decisions must be made.
First thoughts or should be first thoughts, you I hire a wedding planner or do it myself which is known as the DIY bride. My first thoughts to you would be to hire a wedding planner, of course there is much thought to this which I will outline in a future blog today I will give a few guidelines for the DIY bride. This is also known as “Timeline of Planning”.
Timeline planning will assist in minimum stress.
Step 1 (8-12 months prior to the wedding)
A. Announce the engagement to the family
B. Discuss with groom and any financial supporter, the size of the wedding, the theme( which will have a great impact on cost), ideal reception ( this may change later and this is okay)
C. Establish a budget. This budget should be a “REAL” budget, not one on possibilities and definitely do not budget your expected 30K wedding on 15K.
D. Establish an account jointly is good with monies or credit card for the wedding. This will differentiate monies.
E. Set dates, guest lists. Be open that venues of choice may not be available to your date, alternative dates should be considered.
This is just a few of the list in the beginning process of wedding planning. Great start to you, Happy planning. If in doubt contact a wedding planner.