You're engaged! And all things wedding planning are starting...yay! There is a rush to start doing things...anything. When I got married that started with running out and buying the latest issues of all the bridal magazines and spending hours going through every page. Times have changed! Now you might even have a "Wedding Pinterest Board" before you even get engaged.
Take a deep breath and know that wedding planning has it ups and downs. There are times when it seems like all you do is plan, plan, plan. Go to meetings, look up vendors online and then try to make decisions. Then there are times when you aren't having to do quite as much. That's ok.
First things first...determine a budget and who is paying or contributing to the budget.
Then select your venue and your date.
Next up photography and decor.
Save the dates need to go out 6 months ahead of the wedding.
Make sure you order your wedding dress at least 6-8 months prior to the wedding.
Then maybe take a couple of weeks off. Continue to live your life. Go on date night. Remember why you are doing all of this wedding planning!
You don't have to be doing wedding stuff 24/7.
Enjoy the peaks and valleys of wedding planning.
There are so many great moments to enjoy during this process:
1. Finding your dress and sharing that moment with Mom
2. Taking your engagement photos and having fun with your fiance and the photographer - this is a great getting to know you session between you and your photographer!
3. The tasting with your caterer or venue is one my favorites...Who doesn't love an amazing meal?!
The whole point is just to be "in the moments" as they happen. Remember what the reason for all of it is. And the rest will all start to come together!