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The Newly Engaged’s Strategy to Tackle Wedding Planning HEAD ON

Aug 30, 2019

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Strategic Planning for the Newly Engaged

That sounds like a college elective or something…

Now that the post-proposal excitement has settled, are you nervous about getting started with wedding planning? Maybe you even feel like you’re standing in front of Mt. Everest and have no idea how to even attempt to get started climbing? If you feel like this, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! In fact, I think every engaged couple in the history of time has felt this feeling.

That is why I want to walk you through my strategy to kick wedding planning in the butt! Annnnddd have fun doing it! 

Big Ticket To-Do’s in the 5 Strategic Areas

Now this list below is just an overview and does not include every task on a wedding to-do list. This list will just give you an idea of what “category” of wedding to-do’s you should be tackling and when!

Pre-Planning & Setting: Months 1-3 of Engagement

  • Budget
  • Guest List
  • Venue= Set the Date
  • Planner
  • Inspiration board/Colors
  • Engagement Pictures
  • Wedding Website
  • Dress
  • Bridal Party

Booking the Big Ones: Months 3-6 of Engagement

  • Caterer
  • DJ/Band
  • Florist
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Hotel Blocks
  • Send Save the dates (6 months out from wedding)

Nailing Down the Next Round: Months 6-9 of Engagement

  • Hair/Makeup
  • Officiant 
  • Specialty Rentals
  • Baker
  • Calligrapher 
  • Transportation 
  • Bridesmaid Dresses 
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Honeymoon

Communication & Festivities: Months 9-11:

  • Send Invitations (3 months out from wedding)
  • Update Wedding Website
  • Send out Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
  • Bridal Showers
  • Bachelorette Party
  • Communicate a rough timeline to bridal party and family 


  • Order and purchase last minute supplies and gifts 
  • Marriage License
  • Let your planner/coordinator take the reigns and create your Weekend Timeline and finalize venue layout and flow
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You’ve Got This!

As long as you are taking wedding planning one step at a time and getting the big ticket items done first, your wedding will be planned perfectly. Remember, engagement is not SUPPOSED to be stressful, it’s supposed to be fun and filled with memories! Don’t let planning take this away from you!

Happy Wedding Planning!

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