You’re engaged!…. Congratulations, Now what?
When you’re not as excited telling the proposal story for the 100th time as you were the first 20, settling down to actually plan your wedding can be a bit scary. But, like any big job, it’s a lot less scary when broken down into smaller parts. Our 12 month wedding planning timeline will help with just that. Before you know it that overwhelming to do list will seem totally achievable and you’ll enjoy planning your wedding together more and more.
I won’t lie, there will be parts you like doing more than others, but just like homework, if you start with the hard bits, the rest is easy. I designed this 12 month wedding timeline PDF with ordinary engaged couples in mind. Couples who are doing it themselves and don’t know where to start.
The first thing you need to do, is boil the kettle and make 2 cups of tea, sit down together and discuss what you both want this wedding to be. Do you want a large or intimate wedding? Determine your priorities, what parts mean the most to both of you? take into account what each other considers a priority. Also, talk about sacrifices and be open to not getting everything you want the way you want it. It’s easy to let wedding planning snowball and out a stress in a brand new and exciting adventure.
Talking and being open to new ideas is key to planning your wedding while also having fun. Wedding planning is supposed to bring you closer together as a couple, it’s supposed to be fun and the first big project you take on together since the “Yes”. If it’s starting to stress you out, take some time off, it’s important to have no wedding related chat days.
Share your wildest dreams and chat about all the things you’ve always wished for your wedding. After that, it’s time to buckle up…
PS. I’m always here to help, so, if there are any questions you have please let me know, I’ve done this many times.
*Bonus Tip: If you are thinking of hiring both wedding photography and videography, I can’t recommend booking a company that does both enough. There are so many advantages to this, but the main one is the experience the company has with working together and not stepping on each other’s toes. Trust me, it happens. Check out Dan’s work here Hearts of Gold Wedding Films.