Congratulations, YOU’RE ENGAGED!! This is such a fun and exciting season in your life, but it can also be a little intimidating if you don’t have someone to come alongside you who knows the ropes and can walk you through the wedding planning process.That’s where we step in!
You may be wondering, “Yay, we’re engaged, now what do I do? Where do I start?” Have no fear, because today we’re diving into the firsts 3 things you should dobefore ANYTHING ELSE after saying “yes” to forever!
Let’s dive in!
#1 STOP + CELEBRATE!
I know, I know, probably not what you were expecting, but really, before you dive in, soak in this moment! Take your time screaming, “WE’RE GETTING MARRIED!” telling your loved ones, and taking a little time for yourselves before diving into wedding planning!
2. HIRE A PLANNER
Okay, now we’re getting down to the nitty-gritty. Before you book any other vendor, HIRE. YOUR. WEDDING. PLANNER! They can help you review ALL the options that exist for weddings, help you find a venue that checks all the boxes, and set a comfortable budget.
Most couples think that the first thing they need to do is find a venue, however, they don’t always consider ALL the things they are now tied to once they’ve signed that venue contract.
Your planner sets the foundation for you to move forward in booking your other vendors and services, and will walk you through each step of the way if you choose a full-service package with them!
Plus, I mean, who doesn’t want an expert with connections that you don’t have, and someone telling you the next thing to do instead of guessing, right?
3. BOOK YOUR VENUE, PHOTOGRAPHER + SEND SAVE THE DATES
I know, technically that’s 3 things in one, but after hiring your wedding planner, these are the 3 things that should happen next.
First, your venue as you need to secure your date, and your venue availability will be the biggest piece in determining that.
Second, your photographer! Photographers book weddings well in advance, and now that you have a wedding date, you know what day to inquire about with them!
Third, save the dates! Now that you have a planner, venue, date, and someone capturing your celebration, it’s time to tell people about it so they can mark their calendars as early as possible!
Did you recently get engaged?! Congrats! Our HUE team would be honored to help you plan and execute the day of your dreams. Contact us today by clicking HERE!
Couple: Franki + Brock
Photography: Alisha Tova
Chief Strategist and Creative Director of HUE by Sarah Davidson, Sarah is a sought-after event industry consultant, planner, and strategist based in Madison, WI. Follow her work on Instagram at @huebysd.