Just Engaged? Your First Wedding Planning Steps

After much anticipation and blissful time together, you and your partner have finally decided to make a commitment to each other. The moments after an engagement are thrilling and joyful, but can often be interrupted by the whirlwind of wedding planning. The key to retaining your mental wellness during this process is to start early and stay organized. This way, you can look forward in happiness rather then worry. To get you started, these are the first steps you can take in the wedding planning process.


Enjoy being engaged.


All too often, couples get so wrapped up in planning a wedding that they forget to spend time together. Before you even announce the engagement, take a weekend trip, plan a romantic date night, or simply stay home and enjoy each other’s company. This is a special time in your relationship, and you don’t want to miss it.

Make an announcement.


If you haven’t told your close family and friends about your exciting news, make some phone calls. Once you are ready to make your engagement more public, announce the news via social media or through engagement announcement cards.


Choose a date and location.


Before you dive into wedding planning details, you need to pick a wedding date and location. Talk with your partner about what type of atmosphere you are looking for. There are plenty of unique wedding venues that can encompass your relationship. You may consider visiting several options before you book a date. And with 44,230 weddings taking place every weekend, be sure to book your ideal date and venue early.


Organize the logistics.


The year or months leading up to your special day will be full of planning, so get organized now. Buy a planning notebook and write out a timeline of the details. The first orders of business may include:


  • Budget
  • Guest list
  • Registry
  • Engagement party
  • Wedding shower
  • Dress shopping


Consider hiring a wedding planner.

If you feel overwhelmed by the entire planning process, hiring a wedding planner might be a wise decision. This professional can help you navigate the wedding details while you make decisions. And when your special day arrives, you can tie the knot with ease.

By starting the wedding planning process early, you can enjoy the journey instead of feeling stressed. But of course, when you do feel overwhelmed, there is always time for a spa trip. You can pick up your planning duties after you focus on your wellness. It will be well worth it. You can book a spa and resort stay here, and complete our online form for information on having your wedding or special event here.