You have looked at engagement rings, talked to custom jewelers, found the perfect ring, proposed and she said yes. Now the next step is to get married. Here are the steps involved and things you should know when planning a wedding.
First, if you have the financial ability, you should hire a planner. They will help you with a lot. They will also make the big day much more enjoyable to you. They can also help with planning and decision making throughout the process.
The next step will be choosing a venue. When choosing a venue you will have to think about how many people you want at your wedding. If the venue can only fit 75 people and you want 200 people to be there then that venue will not work. Venues can also book up far in advance so you want to make sure they are open.
Next, you will need to pick a date. Some people choose their date before anything else if there is a special meaning behind it. Others pick a date based upon when their wedding venue is available. A lot of people in the US get married on the weekends but it can be cheaper to do it during the week.
The third step is picking the vendors. You will need to look at different photographers to choose which style you like best and which one fits within your budget. You will also need to try out different food and cake vendors. Some venues have their own food and do not let you bring in any outside catering.
Next, you will need to make a guest list and send out invitations. When making the guestlist think about who you truly want to be there. Also, make a note that not every person you invite will be able to attend. You will also need to make cuts depending on how many people your venue can hold. Once you have decided on a guest list you will want to send out save the dates. This will help your guests plan around your wedding. Then you should send out the formal invitation.
The next step is to pick out the dress and wedding attire. The bride will go dress shopping and the groom will need to pick out his tux or suit. If you have flower girls in the wedding you will need to figure out what dresses they will be wearing as well.
Another thing to plan out are the hotel accommodations for you and your guests. You will want to give them a couple options. There should be a nicer option and then also a budget friendly choice as well. Talk to different hotels near the wedding venue to set up transportation as well.
Some other things to take into consideration is the bachelor and bachelorette parties. When do you want to have those take place and where will they be. Also, you can think about after the wedding and if you are going to take a honeymoon.
This list is just some of the things you will want to consider and think about before planning your wedding. If you are not engaged yet and looking for the perfect engagement ring visit The Diamond Reserve. They will help you with all of your engagement ring needs.