First things first – congratulations on your engagement! What a very special time in life. There’s nothing like that moment of popping the question or responding with an overjoyed, possibly emotional “Yes!” Cheers to you and your fiancé!

To soak up this exciting occasion, take the time to celebrate with every chance you get. You can call loved ones, have an engagement party, and embrace calling your significant other your fiancé or fiancée for the first time.

One creative way to get the word out is to share your proposal on HowHeAsked.com. This website overflows with sweet love stories and proposals! (It’s also great for ring advice and proposal ideas). If your story gets posted, you can share your dedicated page on social media while of course also changing your Facebook status to “Engaged!”

After taking in this new chapter, you can begin our favorite part – the wedding planning process!

The Perfect Starting Points for Planning Your Wedding

Not sure where to begin? Check out a few crucial places to start as shared by our lead planner and her fiancé on KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis.

Watch on Youtube: Wedding Planning & Where to Begin

Step 1: Think through your vision.

To begin planning your wedding, figure out the general idea of what you two are envisioning. Some basic questions to think through are:

  • Where would we like to get married (what city, state, type of venue, etc.)?
  • How many people would we like included?
  • What season would we like to get married in?

These questions will help guide you toward potential venues. The venue oftentimes impacts the date since it might have few open dates to choose from, so starting here is important since it affects all of your other decisions.

Step 2: Establish a budget.

Knowing how much money you’d like to spend overall for your wedding is absolutely crucial; it affects everything from what vendors you book to what you wear. A wedding planner can guide you in what you can expect to spend in each category of your wedding based on your budget, the location, and what’s most important to you.

Step 3: Consider a wedding planner.

When it comes to planning a wedding, there are a lot of details and decisions. To make the process stress-free and enjoyable, consider hiring a wedding planner. A planner can do anything from solely running the final wedding weekend to managing the full process. They’ll keep you organized and on track so you can relax and enjoy before and throughout the big day!

No matter what, always keep in mind what the wedding planning process is all about: marrying the love of your life. Have fun with it! Enjoy every step of the way as you prepare to tie the knot.

Cheers to planning the best day ever!

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