You’re engaged. Now what?

Planning a wedding starts the moment you say ‘I do.’ So what should be your first task? Where do you start? There are so many questions to answer; so many things to plan and so little time. It may feel a bit overwhelming when you sit down and look at everything you need to have the wedding you’ve always wanted.

But there’s nothing to fear! With good planning and organization (and a bit of hired help) – there is nothing that can’t be put together in time for your big day.


Here are a few tips to make sure everything goes smoothly:

Start by setting a date. Once you agree on a date, you will be able to plan and arrange everything around it. Is it going to be a spring, fall, summer or

winter wedding? The date will pretty much determine everything else – from venue choice to the model of your dress, decorations and even theme of the wedding. After knowing your date, you can start approaching the venues you like to check their availability and go from there in deciding where the reception and the party after that will be held.

Consider hiring a wedding planner. Professional help is a great way to take off your hands the tasks that are too time-consuming or you don’t feel like

You will also want to start putting some money on the side as soon as you become engaged. Remember that even a simple, small wedding costs money (and sometimes a lot more money than you would ever imagine depending on the location, time of booking, type of venue and reception, decorations, etc.). A wedding savings account is an easy way to keep cash accumulating for the big day.

Give your guest list some thought as it will also impact the cost of your wedding. Couples often go back and forth in deciding who to invite to their Big Day and people’s availability changes, so expect to go through several revisions of the list before its final version.

With these tips in mind, planning your wedding will be much easier and you will get the results you have always hoped for.