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Just Engaged? Here's Where to Start Your Wedding Planning Journey

Congratulations on your engagement! This is an exciting time filled with love, joy, and the promise of a beautiful future together. But with so much to do, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the first steps to take after getting engaged to help you start your wedding planning journey on the right foot.

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Step 1: Celebrate and Share the News

Before diving into planning, take some time to savor the moment. Celebrate your engagement with each other, and then share the news with your closest family and friends. Consider hosting an engagement party to bring everyone together and kick off the celebrations.

Step 2: Discuss Your Vision

Sit down with your partner and talk about your wedding vision. Discuss the type of wedding you both want, including the size, style, and location. This conversation will help you align your expectations and set the foundation for your planning.

Step 3: Set a Budget

One of the most crucial steps is setting a budget. Determine how much you can afford to spend on your wedding and who will be contributing. This will guide all your decisions moving forward and help you prioritize where to allocate your funds.

Step 4: Create a Guest List

Start drafting your guest list to get an idea of how many people you want to invite. This will influence your choice of venue and overall budget. Be prepared to make adjustments as you go along.

Step 5: Choose a Date

Select a few potential dates for your wedding. Consider factors like the season, availability of key guests, and any significant holidays or events that may conflict. Having a flexible range of dates can make finding a venue easier.

Step 6: Research and Choose a Venue

Your venue will set the tone for your wedding, so take your time researching options. Consider factors like capacity, location, style, and cost. Once you find the perfect venue, book it as soon as possible to secure your date.

Step 7: Hire Key Vendors

Start researching and booking essential vendors, such as a wedding planner, photographer, caterer, and florist. These professionals often book up well in advance, so securing them early will give you peace of mind.

Step 8: Start Planning the Details

With the big pieces in place, you can begin planning the finer details. Think about your wedding theme, color palette, and decor. Start looking for your wedding attire and planning the ceremony and reception specifics.

Step 9: Send Save-the-Dates

Once your date and venue are confirmed, send out save-the-date cards to your guest list. This gives your guests ample time to plan and ensures they can be there to celebrate with you.

Step 10: Enjoy the Process

Wedding planning can be stressful, but it's also a time to create beautiful memories together. Remember to take breaks, enjoy each other's company, and have fun along the way.


Getting engaged is the beginning of an incredible journey. By following these steps, you'll be well on your way to planning a wedding that's uniquely yours. Stay organized, communicate


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