Did you just get engaged over the holidays? Congratulations! After some celebrating, it’s time to think about what you want your dream day to look like. We have tips to begin your 1st steps in wedding planning so you can check a few things off your list right away!
Enjoy the Engagement
First things first — take it in! You have said yes to marrying the love of your life and you deserve to celebrate a bit. The time between the engagement and the wedding will almost certainly fly by, so take some time to just be in the moment. Pop some bubbly, take some pictures, and enjoy this special time.
Decide on the Style
Before you dive in and book your venue, photographer, or decide on your color palette, think about what you want your day to look and feel like. Are you thinking of a spring affair with bright tones and an outdoor ceremony? Or do you want something that feels like a moody, low-lit romantic dinner party? These factors will determine what time of year to get married, what type of venue you want to look for, and what your wedding party should wear.
Guest List + Budget
No one likes to talk about budget, but it’s the most important factor to consider before you begin planning and booking services. The best way to do this is to first decide on how many people will be on your guest list. This will determine how large of a venue you will need and how much your catering and bar costs will be.
Attend a Wedding Show
The best way for newly engaged couples to get inspired and meet the Twin Cities’ best wedding services is to attend a bridal show. And lucky for you, The Wedding Guys hosts four events a year. Check out UNVEILED Minneapolis (January 9, 2022), the Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Showcase also (January 9, 2022), UNVEILED Rochester (January 30, 2022), or the Twin Cities Bridal Show (February 27, 2022).
Book Your Top Vendors
At the wedding show, you likely will have set up tour times and meetings with your favorite vendors right on the spot. Check! Now, you’ll want to secure their services by making deposits and signing contracts. In the Twin Cities, the market can be competitive so if you are looking at a popular venue or photographer, you may want to do this 12+ months in advance.
We hope these 1st steps in wedding planning give you a head start on designing your dream day. For more weekly advice, tips, and tricks, be sure to register on our site!
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