Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Where to Start in Your Wedding Planning

Hello everyone and welcome to your Tuesday Tip! I will be posting a wedding or event planning tip here every Tuesday, so stayed tuned! This week's tip is about where every couple should start in their wedding planning.

Wedding Word Cloud
That magical question has been spoken and you've given the answer that will, over the next few months (or years), send you and your partner through a huge whirlwind of excitement, togetherness, and joy and also decisions, frustration, and a broken piggy bank.

So... Where do you start? First, you stop. Yes, stop. Close all of those browser tabs of wedding this and bride that. Come on, I know they're there. I'll wait...
There, now close your eyes and take a deep breath.
Now, doesn't that feel better already?

The first and most important thing you can do for yourself, your partner and your wedding planning is relax. Take things one at a time and really consider your options and what each decision means.

Next, since weddings are expensive, consider your budget and how much you, your partner, and/or your parents have to contribute. The average wedding costs around $25,000, but most are around $10,000, as a starting point.
Talking about money is where many couples find a point of contention. Remember to relax and be sure to keep in communication about where the money for the wedding is going (and where it's coming from). The discussion of budget may take a while, so while that's being had I'll be right here preparing my tip for next Tuesday. See you then!

Lady Autie aka Autra