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For starters, I want to say congrats if you are newly engaged! In today’s blog post I am sharing six important questions that you need to ask yourself before starting the wedding planning process. So you will feel confident when making decisions for your big day!
Pre Wedding Planning Questions To Ask Yourself
1. Do I need help with wedding planning?
One of the main things to consider is the amount of time you can devote to wedding planning. Planning a wedding can be time-consuming because of all of the little details. So you should decide upfront if you need help to plan the wedding.
If you can afford a wedding planner, then I highly suggest that you hire one. You will feel less stressed knowing that a professional is planning everything. Phillip & I have a full-time wedding planner since we are so busy with our careers right now.
On another note, if you are super creative and organized then definitely don’t be afraid to plan it yourself. Just make sure you have a great support system who will help you when you need the extra hands. Also, Wedding Wire is a great resource for wedding planning tools and advice.
2. What size of wedding do we want?
You may have always dreamed of a having a big wedding, or you might want something more intimate. Either way, it is good to know if you want it to be a small or large wedding before planning. So that is why it is important to get an idea of what size it will be before making any decisions.
3. How much should we spend?
So one of the first things you need to do before planning a wedding is to decide how much money you can/want to spend. If your parents are planning to help pay for the wedding, then you need to ask in the beginning how much they want to give. The reason why is because you and your fiancé need to know how much you will have to budget for in the future.
Every wedding planning decision you make will likely revolve around your budget. So that is why I recommend thinking about this question before you get in over your head. I highly suggest using this budget tool on Wedding Wire’s website.
4. What kind of wedding do we want to have?
Before you start planning, picture your dream wedding. For example, do you want it to be traditional, something unique or a mix of both? It’s important to know the answer to this question before selecting a venue.
Also, think about what part of the wedding is the most important to you. There is no right or wrong answer here, but definitely, something to consider before planning everything.
5. Where should we get married?
One of the hardest decisions in wedding planning is deciding on the location. First, make it simple by determining if you want an outdoor wedding or indoor wedding. Do you want your location to be in your hometown or have a destination wedding?
In the beginning, you do not have to have an exact place picked out. You just need to have an idea of what setting you want before venue shopping.
6. When should we say “I do”?
Before you start wedding planning, you need to have an idea of when you want to tie the knot. When deciding on the perfect date, it can be tricky actually. You need to consider holidays, special events, weather, wedding planning timeline, etc. Check out this post to see what days to avoid in 2017 and 2018.
Right after you get engaged, you don’t necessarily need to have an exact date picked out. It’s just important to think about when you might want to have it before you plan. One big reason why you need to know this is to know how many months you have to plan out the wedding.
If you can answer these questions before starting the wedding planning process, then you will feel more confident when making decisions. Just remember to focus on what aspects of the wedding you and your fiancé value the most so the rest will fall into place. Best of luck with planning your wedding!
This post is sponsored by Wedding Wire; however, as always, all opinions are my own.
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