Wedding planning makes the year breeze on by. But, it also tends to consume couples – leaving little room for anything else. As the New Year gets off to a start, make sure you’re considering some of these top New Year’s resolutions for engaged couples.
Enjoy Being Engaged
Too many couples get engaged and then so caught up in wedding planning that before they know it, they’re married. Take some time and enjoy the fact you’re engaged – and enjoy the moments that come with that. Being engaged shouldn’t just be about planning a wedding. It should be about celebrating an exciting point in your lives, getting to know one another, and really coming together for your special day.
Also, make it a goal to not rush the wedding (if you can). Most couples short change their engagement experience by planning a wedding in a few months. Instead, aim for a longer engagement.
Order Your Dress Early
The dress should be one of the first things you start looking for. Not only will that ensure you get the dress you want, but that you don’t pay a fortune tailoring it last minute. While you may have already known to order it early, you may not know how early. If you have a specific designer in mind, call and see how early you need to order a dress – because some designers have strict productions schedules.
Pick a Venue for the Right Reasons
Do not just pick a venue because it looks pretty in photos. Instead, pick a venue that is convenient to get to, offers a variety of services as part of their rental price, and meets all your needs. Just because a venue looks nice doesn’t mean it will accommodate your wedding – and it could really damper your wedding if your venue is too small or too limited on your wedding day.
Spend Your Time Picking Your Vendors
Ask any married couple what they wish they changed about their wedding and they would say vendors. Do not rush through the selection process. Instead, take your time when looking for a wedding vendors, interview them and really follow through on the references.
Be Creative and Don’t Steal Other Bride Ideas
It’s OK to get inspiration from other brides, but definitely not OK to steal those ideas and use them as your own. Your wedding is unique to you – therefore, what your best friend or cousin did for their wedding shouldn’t be the same for yours.
At the same time, don’t get overwhelmed by the flurry of ideas out there. Take your time planning and do not assume that you have to match a particular theme or color scheme to get the perfect wedding.
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