Just got engaged? Where do you start? After taking a selfie with your ring, calling your parents, and letting all your friends know, you now get to start the fun part - planning the wedding. You've been pinning ideas on your secret wedding board on Pinterest, and scanning bridal blogs, but where do you actually start? What do you do first? Here are some of the first steps you should take when starting your wedding planning...
Halfway there! Quite a few things to do this month, but you might have already handled a few things. Don't forget to check in with the Wedding Professionals you have already hired to make sure they aren't waiting on any details from you.
6 Months Before Your Wedding:
If you are ordering programs, have ceremony order and readers decided
Pretty easy month this time. Just a few more decisions to make, and some fun stuff - like your first time in YOUR wedding gown! Just make sure you are staying on top of everything that has been needed up to this point.
8 Months before the Wedding:
Have your 1st gown fitting - make sure you have your shoes and undergarments for the fitting
Make sure any extra bridal accessories (veil, shoes, gloves, etc) are ordered
9 Months until the wedding! A little more research and a few more decisions this month. Don't forget to pay attention to your pre-cana or other pre-marital classes or counseling that you may be required to have by your officiant or religion - those classes are usually structured to take a certain amount of time and it is a rude surprise if you can't get them done in time!
10 Months until your wedding. Time to start making some decisions and signing some contracts. Hopefully you've been meeting and clicking with some Wedding Pros so you can feel confident that the people you've decided to work with will be a perfect fit for your styles and desires.
If you've got all the major stuff handled, this month is pretty light and you can take it a little easier. if you're dying to go, you can always start scheduling the appointments due next month, but this month, work on some of the more fun stuff.
If your reception venue isn't providing food for your reception, start researching and scheduling appointments to talk to caterers