The 2nd thing to do after you’ve gotten engaged (and I think that this is probably one of the most important) is:
2. Know your priorities
Your wedding will share many of the same elements as all of the other brides in this room – such as music, a cake, flowers. What will be different are your individual preferences.
Figure out what elements of a wedding are more important to you and those that aren’t so important. All things are not created equal, and the importance of the different elements that will go into the make-up of your wedding won’t be equal either.
Ideally, you may “want it all” but unless you’ve got the pocketbook of a Rockefeller, you’ll need to make some compromises.
Make a list of all the things that you will have in your wedding – the music, the cake, the flowers, and rate them by order of importance. What’s more important to you, a delicious cake or awesome flowers? Fabulous food or a killer gown? Get your fiancé’s input as well. It’s his wedding too! Besides, if something’s high on his list, and low on yours – guess who’s “to do” list it goes on?
By knowing your priorities, your choices will better reflect who you are and you will have a better sense of when to skimp and when to splurge.