Your significant other has just popped the questions: Will you marry me? Of course you said yes and now there is a beautiful ring on your finger and a bright smile on your face. Congratulations! Enjoy the engagement bliss with your other half and get started on your wedding planning basics.
Set a Date
After you have called all your relatives and friends to share the big news, it is time to start thinking dates. Talk with your fiancé and decide when you would like to get married. Wedding planning is a lot of work and many couples give themselves a year or more to plan for the big day. Also, consider what season you prefer and if there are any particular dates – holidays, family events – that you want to avoid.
Do Some Daydreaming
Instead of plunging right into the planning, give yourself some time to daydream about your perfect wedding. Search the web and flip through magazines for some inspiration. Think about where you would like your ceremony to be held, how big you want the event to be and what your wedding style is. Inspiration is everywhere, so let yourself be enveloped in the excitement of the big day!
Set a Budget
Before choosing a wedding venue or going dress shopping, it is important to set a budget. Talk to both of your families and figure out what everyone is contributing. Every family is different and your parents may have different expectations than your spouses. Work with everyone to come up with a strategy to begin budgeting for your wedding day.
Now that the planning is underway, it is time to discuss with your significant other (and both your families) how many guests you plan to invite. Are you interesting in a small, intimate ceremony or a grand affair? Talk to your parents about what relatives they would like included in the list and create a draft. The number of guests you invite will have a big part to play in the venue you choose.
Book a Venue
Get started early and make a list of venues you are interested in. Schedule tours with each of them to find the place that is best for you. Once you choose a location and sign your contract, you will have your wedding date!
The Castle at Rockwall offers a luxurious setting for your celebrations and our Wedding Managers are dedicated to helping your plan your dream day. Contact us online or at 469-702-1222 to learn more about our Rockwall, Texas venue and schedule your tour.