Wedding Planning Tips for Newly Engaged Couples

Newly engaged couples who are planning a Vermont wedding have lots of details and decisions to consider.  Whether you are hosting a large event or an intimate affair most aspects of the wedding planning process pertain regardless of size or budget.

You can find a lot of “timelines” and “checklists” out there, but here are the first 3 things I suggest you take care of asap (or about 1 year before your wedding):

1.  Determine how many guests you want to invite since this will influence several other decisions (including budget and venue which are #2 and #3 on my list!).

2.  Agree on a reasonable wedding budget.  Again, this clearly affects other decisions you will make.

3.  Find a location for your wedding and reception.  You might want to start by selecting a date to get married, but depending on the site you select and the time of year you’ll be wed your options may already be narrowed down for you.

These are your first and biggest decisions that will shape your wedding.  Other timelines might suggest you find a wedding dress, pick your date or select a venue first, however in my experience you may find that you have a dress for the wrong season or a venue without enough room to accommodate your guest list.

More wedding planning tips will be coming your way next Wednesday!  Do you need planning advice?  Feel free to send your questions my way!


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