Things to think about for your wedding as soon as you are engaged

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There is nothing more exciting than when you first get engaged. The butterflies are going to be out in full force and you are likely to be incredibly excited about getting into all that wedding planning. When it comes to thinking about your big day, there are some aspects that you need to consider closer to the time and some straight away. But how do you know which ones are which?

To help you on your way, we have put together our guide to the things to think about for your wedding as soon as you are engaged.

Pick a date

One of the first questions that people will start to ask you is whether or not you have set the date. This can get a little irritating over time. but it is actually an important question. You may not be immediately able to set an exact date (this will come once you know the venue etc) but you can think about a range that will work with you. This will make hunting for other things and planning them in a whole lot easier. You can also give those important people a bit of pre warning too.

Know your location

The majority of people get married in their home town, but there are also plenty of people who want to head somewhere a little different for their big day. During those early days of engagement it is important to think about where you see yourself saying your I do’s as this will have an impact on your venue search.

Think about the people that you want to invite

You don’t need to have a set guest list now, but it is a good idea to think about some of the key people that you want to invite. This not only means that you have a better idea of the numbers that you are going to need to cater for, as well as being able to let people know a rough idea of when the wedding will be.

Think about the important people too

Talking of people, at this early stage it is a good idea to have a sit down and discuss who you want to make up your bridal party. You might want to leave it a couple of weeks before you ask them, but it means that you can definitely have an idea of who you want to take on these all important roles.

Visit some venues

It is never too early to visit venues, particularly if you have your heart set on particular ones. Book in early to avoid disappointment, and if it feels right, then don’t be afraid to say yes to them. You never know, someone else might snap up your date and you will be left disappointed.

It is important to remember to enjoy those first few weeks of being engaged. This is a truly exciting time, and whilst you are going to want to get planning, try to enjoy the happiness that comes with being newly engaged too!