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You’ve said “Yes!” and the ring is on your finger. Now what? Planning an engagement should be a fun and exciting experience, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. If you’re feeling a little engaged and confused—we’ve got you covered. From setting a date to hiring a wedding planner, we have all the information you need to get started on your happily ever after.
Once you’re officially engaged (and have shared the news with family and friends!), one of the first things to do is set a date. While it may seem like there’s no rush, having your date set will make making other decisions much easier. When deciding when to get married, consider the season and weather in Maryland and whether or not other important dates (like holidays) would interfere with your own special day.
You know who you want at your wedding, but how many people can you realistically invite? Before sending out any invitations, decide what kind of wedding you want to have—small and intimate or big and bold? Knowing how many people will attend your wedding will help determine how big of a venue you’ll need as well as other important factors such as catering costs.
No matter what kind of wedding you are planning, it’s important to create a budget before making any major decisions about vendors or venues. This means researching prices for photography services, food catering options, etc., so that you know exactly how much money you’ll need for each aspect of the wedding day. This will help prevent financial surprises down the road!
Planning a wedding is like a having a second job. It takes a lot of time, energy and effort to make sure that everything is perfect on the big day. Having a wedding planner can take away some (or all!) of the stress associated with planning. A wedding planner can also clear up any confusion you may have throughout the entire process. They can help you decide between vendors, create a timeline of events, and even suggest ways to stay on budget. Most importantly a wedding planner handles all the day-of logistics so you can actually enjoy your wedding.
Your engagement is an exciting time filled with possibilities! With this guide in mind, take some time out and enjoy these moments with your loved ones before diving into planning mode. And don’t forget love is worth celebrating! 🙂
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