You’re Engaged – What to do Before you say “I Do”

By Liz Barbato

This is a joyous time filled with love and excitement, so remember to savor every moment of it. It can be tempting to dive right into wedding planning, but it’s important to take a step back and enjoy the journey leading up to your big day.

Spend quality time with your partner, bask in the love and support of family and friends, and relish in the celebrations that honor your relationship

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Enjoy This Time Together

Attend dinners, gatherings, and events that celebrate your love story. These moments not only bring you closer as a couple but also allow you to appreciate the love and support surrounding you. By taking the time to enjoy these pre-wedding moments, you are laying a strong foundation for your future together. Wedding planning will come soon enough.

Select a Season

When selecting a season for your wedding, it is important to consider all factors that will impact your special day. The season you choose will not only affect travel arrangements and guest comfort but will also play a significant role in determining the perfect venue for your celebration. For instance, if you dream of a beachside wedding, it’s crucial to keep in mind that hosting your ceremony by the shore during the winter months might not workout the best.

The season will influence other aspects of your wedding planning such as the style of your dress, color schemes. By carefully considering these factors and choosing a season that aligns with your vision, you can create a magical and unforgettable wedding day that reflects your unique style and preferences.

Your Guest List

Start this task asap! (I know -it’s painful) The significance of your guest list cannot be overstated. It serves as the cornerstone influencing all aspects of your event, including venue selection, dining preferences, and floral arrangements. Deliberately considering those those special and invited guest can relieve some of the planning stress. Remember, the guest list directly impacts your budget and every guest invited translates to additional table settings, chairs, meals, and centerpieces.

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Budgeting is so critical when planning a wedding. Begin, prioritizing the elements that are “must haves” on your wedding day. If you and your partner have a passion for fine dining or dancing, allocating a larger portion of your budget to these categories is necessary. Move through the balance of your planning in a methodical approach will help keep your budget and sanity in tacked. Lastly, family members might also offer contributions to your budget, whether monetary or through their skills, easing some responsibilities off your shoulders.

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Venue Search

With the preliminary groundwork completed, it’s time to start on your venue search. Having determined your preferred season and confirmed the guest count, the next step is to select your perfect venue. It’s important to recognize that venues vary significantly; some offer comprehensive services, including catering and staffing, while others solely provide event spaces. When evaluating venues, it’s important to consider not only the services provided but also the aesthetics and ambiance of the venue’s interiors.

Wedding Planners

Consider hiring a wedding planner! Wedding planners can provide so many benefits to your special day. We can help relieve stress by taking care of all the details and logistics. We have established relationships with vendors an will ensure that everything runs smoothly on your big day. Leaving you free to enjoy every moment with your loved ones. Hiring a wedding planner can truly make a world of difference in creating the wedding of your dreams.

If you interested in learning more about wedding planning services. Let’s schedule some time to chat – I’d love to hear all about your day.

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Liz Barbato


Hey there! I’m Liz Barbato, the proud owner of Confetti Event Planning, and I’ll be your lead event coordinator. At Confetti Event Planning, we’re more than just event organizers - we’re expert communicators, creative planners, and passionate memory-makers.