Monday, November 28, 2011

Get Engaged over the Holidays? As if you weren't busy enough.

Congratulations! I know the holidays are a popular time to pop the question and just this weekend two friends did just that. It got me thinking that getting engaged over the holidays must be stressful. Although getting engaged is, of course, super exciting, it also means that you need to start planning a wedding. If you get engaged during the holidays, you have to add planning the wedding to all the other stresses of traveling, decorating, buying gifts, etc.

Where to start?

1. Use this time with your family to discuss budget and who will pay for what. It may seem early, but when is the next time you will all be together to hash this out?

2. Try to get a general idea of what you and your fiance want. Is it a big formal wedding in a vineyard in spring or a casual party with lawn games and s'mores? This will help you get an idea of the next steps you need to take.

When you get back to regular life after the holidays you can start checking out venues and trying on dresses, but for now just try to enjoy your holiday and figure out what you want (and can afford).

Below are a couple links that I hope will help ease the stress of a newly engaged couple.

A group of independent wedding professional who work together to perfect your big day.

Wedding planners who can guide you in the early planning stages and wrap up the lose ends as the day approaches.

Great inspiration and ideas to think about while choosing your event style. 

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