They met, fell in love and decided to spend the rest of their lives together. Now that he (or she) has popped the question, it’s time to start planning one of the biggest events in life — the wedding.
Before hiring vendors, here are the top five things you should do:
1. Share the exciting news: You’re getting married! Share the news in person to those closet to you — parents, siblings and close friends — or by phone, if distance separates you. Shout it from the social media rooftops later.
• Pro tip: Get a manicure for all those ring shots you’ll be Instagramming.
2. Figure out your wedding style: What kind of wedding do you want? A clear vision will help make decisions much easier.
• Pro tips: Will you have a religious or secular ceremony? What are the three most important elements of the wedding for you, your fiancé and parents? (Remember these may not be the same!) What kinds of design are you drawn to — traditional, vintage, modern, edgy, whimsical, romantic?
3 Set a Date: Choosing your date can be complicated, and there is no one right way to decide. Some things to consider when selecting a date are favorite season, personal meaning, venue availability, holidays and annual events around the venue.