After getting engaged, one of the first things brides-to-be want to know is “what should I be doing?” Your first thought is probably to set a date, or choose your attendants or to book your reception site.
Stop. Yes, these are all important, and you’ll eventually have to take care of them. But there are a few things you’ll need to do first.
The following is part 1 in a series of things to do before you start planning (and things to remember while you’re planning).
1. Know your (and your fiancé’s) personal style
. . . and let it flow into your wedding plans. Are you more contemporary or casual? Traditional, or classic?
Are you comfortable in large crowds or do you prefer more intimate gatherings? Is your idea of a great evening filled with dinner and dancing or fabulous cocktails and yummy desserts?
Think about the style of clothes you wear, how you decorate your home, the types of music and books you prefer, the movies you watch, and other favorite past times. Let this reflect in your wedding choices.
If you’re more casual or outdoorsy, have a bouquet of wildflowers instead of orchids and lilies.
If your musical tastes lean towards the old standards of the 40’s, then let Sinatra and Michael Buble croon.
Let this be YOUR wedding, not just A wedding.