Hello my lovelies,
I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New year! Congratulations to all of you who got engaged over the festive season! What a beautiful and special time to propose! I got engaged in November and Jon boy and I are still on a high. Why not read my super cute proposal story here. Please do leave me a comment and let me know about your proposal!
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Today’s blog post is aimed at all of you newly engaged and couples who are just starting to plan your wedding. Why not read my other post for newly engaged couples!
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Here is my must-read advice for the newly engaged:
Don’t feel like you have to book things straight away
Getting engaged is so exciting, it is such a happy and emotional time, so let yourself enjoy it. Wedding planning can be stressful, so allow yourself time to just be happy and call each other “fiancé” before all of the wedding planning starts.
I found that as soon as we got engaged everyone had so many questions for us. When are you getting married? Where? Who are you booking? Who are your bridesmaids? When are you having a baby? Woah, so many questions it was overwhelming! Although I totally appreciate everyone is happy and excited for us, me and Jon Boy are just so happy right now we don’t feel the need to book our wedding straight away.
Set a budget and find out your ideal suppliers prices
Set a budget of how much you would like to spend on your wedding, or how much you think you can afford before you rush in and book your venue. Weddings can often be more expensive than you imagined and it’s easy to get excited and buy extras for the wedding that you have seen and fallen in love with. Once you have a budget you can figure out how long it will take you to save that amount, that way you will know when you can book your wedding without feeling stressed about money at the last minute. Click here to see some of my favourite Scottish wedding suppliers.
Discuss the type of wedding you would like
Almost everyone has an idea in their head of their dream wedding. This may not match up to what your partner would like so it’s a great idea to discuss what you are both thinking. If you are like me you might have been talking about your wedding already Even so it’s a great idea to talk seriously about it and bounce ideas off of each other.
Learn to compromise
As much as you may have your dream wedding in your head, there might be things that your partner would love that aren’t on your list. Whilst planning you both need to listen to what each other wants. Work together to have a day you will both love. Now this is something that can be difficult. I am so set in my ways but at the end of the day it is both of our wedding and I want Jon Boy to be happy and have the day he wants as well.
Go to wedding fayres
Wedding fayres are so much fun, grab your partner and your bride tribe and head along to a local wedding fayre to help you plan your day and eat some free cake! It can be overwhelming, so don’t feel like you need to book people on the spot. Make a plan, take lots of flyers and just enjoy yourself.
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Remember why you are getting married
Once you start planning it can get mega stressful! During the tricky times take a minute to remember why you are getting married. You are happy and in love and you want to share your love and special day with your friends and family. As much as we all want our day to be perfect, remember that the fact you are getting married is perfect enough.
I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post and that it will help when you get started with your wedding planning. Why not pin this post and create a wedding planning board to get you started with planning your big day. Leave me a comment and let me know your proposal stories, I am so excited to hear them.