So many of you all have been so sweet to be asking me about the wedding planning and how all of it was going, so today I thought I’d give you all a quick update as well as share a few wedding planning tips I’ve learned along the way!!
After the initial celebration of getting engaged and sharing all the fun details about how it happened, we got right to work and started dreaming about the big day! We met with our wedding planner, Lindsey Brunk, and she gave us a few to-dos right off the bat.
Step #1) Pick A Date – decide on whether you want a long or short engagement. We decided to do a short engagement. We’re both so ready to be married, and to be honest, I really can’t imagine having to wait any longer ha! But a short engagement is not for everyone! You have to be prepared for a couple months of non stop wedding planning chaos 😉
Step 2) Set A Budget – it’s so important to do this upfront. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement, but before making any decisions fill out your budget and set an amount for each category. This will save you so much stress later on! Here are two printables that I used and loved. This one is a breakdown of the budget and shows you what percentage you should spend on each category.
And here is another one I actually found on Pinterest by Botanical Paperworks. It is extensive, but so helpful, because it includes everything you need! Click here to download.