After the Proposal...

After the Proposal...

He has proposed, you finally have the ring, now you're thinking, "I have so much to do, so little time," HELP!!!

 

In my last blog, I shared Engagement Ideas because every year MOST couples get engaged between Thanksgiving and Valentines Day.  This means that come January (after the holidays of showing off your beautiful ring to friends and family) couples are ready to get down to the nitty gritty of starting their wedding planning. 

 

Notice I said coupleS...this means that ALL couples (NOT just YOU) who have recently gotten engaged will be vying for the same vendors and sites at the same time.

 

Don't stress about it...use this time wisely.  IF you were lucky enough to get engaged before Engagement season...do not procrastinate.  It is VERY common for couples to start planning a year in advance. 

 

Most couples do not have a date set, but I believe the excitement of this important day is what generates this process.

 

The first step is to get in "decision making mode" and start making a checklist.  After making your checklist, you will want to secure the following after the proposal:

 

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Wedding Coordinator;

Wedding/Reception Site;

Photographer;

Band/DJ; and

Florist

 

These are the vendors that book up first and usually in that particular order. If you have all of the above vendors set before the engagement season, you can rest easy and enjoy your holiday season. 

 

But, if you don't get that done before your anticipated engagement, you will want to try to secure them DURING the holiday season or right after New Years. 

 

I know all of this is a tad bit overwhelming and I do not mean to stress you out during this exciting time but I know firsthand that planning a wedding can be a bit much in our daily and busy lives. 

 

That's why the first step should be to hire a wedding coordinator who can assist you with all of your vendor/venue needs, take the worry (and stress) away, while still making you a part of this important & special day. 

 

I am sharing this scoop with you because it is very important to start thinking now about your time and how to use it wisely so that the most important day that you have dreamed of your entire life will go without a hitch.

 

Ciao for now,

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