When a couple first becomes engaged, many thoughts and feelings will initially rush through their heads. The guy may be worrying about paying for a wedding while the girl may be dreaming of her glorious wedding day and dress.
You should first take some time to enjoy being engaged and then begin planning the wedding when you feel comfortable. Before you know it, you will have diamond wedding rings on your fingers and be called husband and wife.
When you decide it is time to begin planning the wedding of your dreams, first you should sit down and determine a budget. This is what determines everything else and I mean everything. If your budget only allows for a venue that holds 100 people, then you may have to shave down your guest list.
Also, it is wise to brainstorm during the engagement period about every single expense. Some people forget to budget for the diamond wedding rings, flowers, trial hair and makeup runs, chair rentals and other items too. Take your time, do lots of research and ask your friends who have recently gotten married!
After you have determined your budget, you will need to break down how much money you will allot for each aspect of your wedding. Here are some categories: flowers, caterer, venue, wedding dress, wedding diamond rings, dessert/cake, hair, makeup, shoes, jewelry accessories, transportation, rehearsal dinner, officiant fees, gifts for groomsmen and bridesmaids, manicures, pedicures, and the list literally goes on and on. Planning a wedding is more brainstorming than actions. Once you know what kind of wedding you want, the rest is a matter of logistics.
Your guest list is probably the most time-consuming aspect of wedding planning. Your diamond wedding rings can be chosen and ordered in a few hours or a day, but your guest list will take you months (sometimes up to the last minute) to finalize. This is why you should start a soon as you can on the guest list. Plus, it is always good to have an address list of all of your close friends for Christmas cards!
There will be times when planning a wedding seems like such a chore, but when the day finally arrives and you walk down the aisle to exchange those diamond wedding rings you ordered so long ago, every little detail will have been so worth it! Enjoy the moment and relax it goes fast!