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Engaged Over the Holidays?! Now What…

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If it seems like everyone got engaged over the holidays, you’re about 1/3 right! According to WeddingWire.com, around a third of all engagements happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

If your engagement story took place around the holidays, and you’re asking yourself (or being asked) “Now What?” Here are a few simple W’s to consider in the early stages of wedding planning.

What: What kind of wedding do you envision? Church Ceremony, Outdoor Ceremony, Intimate Gathering, Grand Ballroom, Fall Theme or Beach Themed? Answering the what will give you a great starting place to search for a venue or narrow down a country where you wedding will take place.

Terrace Wedding 2 www.franceslitman.comWho: Grab a pen and draft a guest list with your betrothed. Is your intended sticking to inviting family, but are you planning on inviting your entire yoga class? A draft guest list will help you craft a budget and find the right size venue.

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Whoa: (My personal favourite) Take a breath. Trust me on this, you want to take time to figure out what you want the wedding to look like, and who you’d like to share it with. An idea of a budget will save you time in the long run, and allow you to maintain focus on the What.

As Karen Clark put it on her post on hellobeautiful.com

“I always equate wedding planning to shopping for a car. You don’t just go to any and every car dealership and say, “Show me all of your cars.” You usually have a plan, or at least an idea of what you can spend. You probably don’t just stroll into the Mercedes dealership unless you know you have Mercedes money.”

And remember, I’ve said it before, there’s no need to rush to make plans.

Until next time,

Laurel