The First 5 Steps Every Newly Engaged Couple Should Take when Planning a Wedding

Many of you are basking in the afterglow of Holiday engagements and excitedly turning your attention to the brave new world of wedding planning. With so many details to keep track of and countless decisions to be made, you might be wondering where to even begin. No fear! RiverStone is here to help you manage that ever-growing To Do List! The secret? Knowing what tasks to prioritize first (and which ones to save for later). Let’s kick start the process by taking a look at the 5 steps you should take first and why!

1. Come Up with a Rough Budget

Why Do This 1st? Everything else you do is going to depend on it. Its important to get a rough idea of how much you’re willing to spend before you start booking venues and vendors (and before you fall in love with a wedding day extra that doesn’t really fit your budget).

2. Define Your Wedding Style- Start a Mood Board

Why Do This 2nd? You need to begin to define what you want your wedding to look and feel like. A mood board is an awesome, way to express your ideas in a workable form. Its your chance to let your creativity soar! So don’t hold back!

3. Book your Venue & Set the Date

Why do this 3rd? Pay special attention to the things that require calendar commitments. Your wedding date and venue are the foundation that the rest of your wedding day decisions will be built upon. Plus dates tend to fill up early (sometimes over a year in advance) during popular wedding months, so it’s a good idea to save your date as soon as you know the time of year you want to tie the knot! Call today to book a tour at RiverStone!

4. Choose Your Photographer

Why do this 4th? Engagement photos! If you’re able to book early, you can look for a photographer that offers an engagement shoot as part of his or her wedding package! Important – link photographer blog

5. Purchase Your Dress

Why do this 5th? Unless you are buying off the rack, you need to purchase your dress at least 6 months in advance in order to allow time for shipping, fittings, and alterations.

What can wait?

The details!