Getting engaged is a hugely exciting time and a big moment for both of you. This is huge news and you’re going to have a great time letting everyone know and basking in the glow of your happiness and love. Make sure that you give yourself some time to do this – especially for the man who will have gone through quite a lot of pressure in the build-up to the engagement and is probably feeling a bit worn out.

But while this is a time to celebrate and be happy, it is also a time to start planning and preparing. Enjoy a short break to let this all sink in yes, but then make sure you’re ready to get down to the logistics of throwing a wedding. Here’s what you’ll need to start planning in order for your big event.

General Talk

Before you start planning for your wedding you should first just talk generally about what you both want and how your dream wedding would look. This is a good way to ensure that you’re both on the same page and to get you both exciting. What type of venue would you like? Do you want the wedding to be big or small? Do you want it to be traditional or modern? When roughly should it be?

How to Start Planning Your Wedding

Guest List

Now you have a good idea what you both want and are buzzing for your wedding you’re probably ready to start trying to make it a reality. The next step then is to write down a list of all the people you’ll want to invite in an ideal world. Why is this a good next step? Because it’s still fun and positive but it gives you an idea of the numbers you want. And once you know roughly the numbers you’ll want, you’ll be able to choose your venue, which in turn will let you set a more precise date. Write a list of all your ideal guests, but be sure to also include a few slightly more ‘expendable’ invitees. This way you’ll be able to cut the numbers down if you need to in order to afford a smaller place.

The Venues

Now things get a little more real. The next big step is to think about the venue. From your talks you should at this stage know roughly when you want to get married and roughly where you think you’d like to do it. This means you can now look at venues that fit the bill and try to find one that matches your budget and your timescale while also giving you that ‘wow’ moment. Once this is booked and you have a date set, you can then start looking at the finer details. One King West is a great wedding venue in Toronto you can check.

The Paraphernalia

So what are those finer details? Well specifically it means things like wedding invitations, photographers, transport, flowers, cake… all the things that will turn your venue into a real wedding venue and make the moment perfect. This is probably what you would call the ‘tricky part’ and it’s the slightly more stressful element of the whole process. Make sure that you give yourself plenty of time and start off by looking at magazines and at wedding fairs.

Going through the stages of planning your wedding in this order will help to ease you into the process rather than dropping you in at the deep end, and it will help you to plan in a logical order that makes sense so that you have prepared the necessary elements before moving onto the later stages.

The most important thing to remember through all of this is to have fun and to take it easy. It’s all too easy to start panicking when planning a wedding and turning it into something that’s more about other people than yourselves. This is a mistake though. From the moment you present or receive the diamond to the moment you get married it will be a whirlwind – but just make sure you don’t lose sight of why you’re doing it or what really matters.

Author Bio

Nicola Joseph, the author of this article, is a freelance blogger, currently writing for, Lior Diamonds, a leading diamond center in Chicago. She takes keen interest in jewellery designing and enjoys researching for newer designs. You can get in touch with her via Twitter @NicolaJoseph.

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