You’re Engaged – Where To Start
You are engaged…Now What?
Getting engaged is magical, whether you’ve been together 10 years or one year. Congratulations and enjoy the moment, let people know and show off that engagement ring. With all the excitement it’s easy to get a bit lost on what you should do next in the planning process. To help you not get overwhelmed, we’ve put together a guide to what happens next and what order to plan things in. Let the wedding planning commence;
Choose a Wedding Date
This can be a struggle for some couples but if you start by thinking about the seasons you love and why. Then are there any key dates that are special to you as a couple (or any dates you need to avoid due to family commitments). This is sometimes a difficult but obviously very important part of wedding planning, trying to accommodate all the different people involved. Try to narrow dates down to at least three options that you can then take into your venue plans.
Pick your wedding party
Do you know how many bridesmaids you want or grooms men, as this will impact your overall budget. It also helps to know in advance of finding your venue because your aisle length and style of venue will be different. Depending on whether you have one or 10 bridesmaids, this will change what type of day you have.
Think about the size and style of wedding you’d like
This is a great time to have a search, find out what you like. Do you want to get married locally, somewhere you’ve never been or even have a destination wedding. If you can’t decide then think of the compromises you could both make. You may have a certain theme you want, such as a vintage theme or a colourful affair. These things all lead into the venue search and will allow you to know what ones to look at depending on size of your wedding party.
Find a Venue
The poplular venues get booked up a year in advance so think carefully about where and when you want to get married. If you’ve decided on a short engagement then start to think outside the box. Most couples choose weekends because it’s the most convenient but if you find a venue you love but weekends are booked, think about a weekday wedding. Over the last few years a week day wedding has become chic, it allows you to carry on the party into the weekend. Plus its also often a cheaper option, great for couples on a tighter budget.
Think about theme and style of your day
Look on Pinterest and search for all the elements you love but keep it in context. If you’ve decided on a winter wedding then dreaming of a marquee filled with summer blooms won’t really fit. You might want to have some DIY details, so pick some key areas and work from there. Remember you will have lots of things to plan so don’t over commit yourself, ask for help. You may find you have lots of talented friends and family who would love to help.
Choose your Wedding Dress
We have a large selection of short vintage inspired wedding dresses for every type of wedding. Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, there is a dress that fits any theme or venue. There are lots of real brides on our blog from all different seasons so lots of inspiration.
If you come along to a one to one consultation, our bridal consultant will sit with you and find out about your day and what type of dress is perfect for you. You’ll get to try on a selection of dresses until you find the one that is right for your wedding. There are lots of vintage style wedding dresses to choose from like Thea by Loulou Bridal. Thea is a beautiful 1950’s style wedding dress by Loulou Bridal. Shown here in Mocha and Ivory (available in other colours). It’s a stunning vintage lace & tulle inspired gown that looks gorgeous whatever type of wedding day you have.
If you would like to try on your short wedding dress then please book your one to one consultation today. We’d love to meet you and find out about your wedding planning and how we can help.