If you’re engaged and preparing to be married, you’ve probably already realized that there are a lot of decisions that you’ll have to make in preparation for your wedding. From what dress to wear to what flowers to have to what cake flavors to choose, you’ll have lots of options presented to you. However, here are a few of the most important decisions that you’ll have to make when planning a wedding.
When to Get Married
First of all, you’ll need to decide when you’re going to get married. If you don’t mind having a long engagement and are trying to save up to pay for your wedding and honeymoon, your wedding might end up being a few years away. If you’re more anxious about getting married and aim to save money and build a life together when you are married, your timeline might be shorter. You should also consider what time of year you’d like to be married. If you have your heart set on an outdoor wedding, you might like to get married in the spring or summer. If your family is going to be gathered around the holidays anyway, that might be a convenient time for you to be married as well. Make sure to consider these different factors when you’re trying to set a date for your wedding.
Where to Get Married
Next up, you’ll need to decide where you’d like to be married. Do you want to have a destination wedding and beach ceremony? Or are you more traditional and want to have your wedding at a venue in your hometown? Is there a special spot that has some significance to you and your fiancé where you’d like to have an intimate ceremony? These are all things you can think about to find the perfect wedding location. Some wedding locations might require you to go through certain measures of preparation. For example, getting married in a church usually involves spiritual preparation.
Who to Invite
Finally, you’ll need to decide who to invite to your wedding. There are many other decisions that will stem from your guest list, like how much food to order, how much seating to provide, how big your venue needs to be, how much alcohol you should order, etc. Once you have your guest list finalized many of these other decisions will become a lot easier. Make sure that you invite people to your wedding who really matter to you. Weddings are expensive, after all, so don’t waste your money on guests that you don’t really want to be there.
So, if you’re newly engaged and are trying to figure out how to plan for your wedding, remember this article. You should start with the decisions of when to get married, where to get married, and who to invite. This will help you to get the most important decisions out of the way first and the rest of your wedding planning will be much more intuitive.
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