Wedding planning can often feel like cramming for an exam. You’re working through to-do lists and hoping you cover everything. But when it comes to planning your special day, it’s normal to forget simple details, like setting a budget. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Here are four essential steps to remember as you and your partner make your way to the altar!
Purchase insurance for your new ring
Not a fan of travel insurance? You may want to reconsider when it comes to your engagement ring. Your ring is valuable, costing thousands of dollars. It also has sentimental value, so you don’t want to risk losing it, especially if you need to get it resized.
For financial protection in the case of damage, loss, or theft, it’s wise to invest in engagement ring insurance. Many insurance policies include replacement, repair, and reimbursement options. So you can rest assured knowing your ring is protected no matter the circumstances. Make sure to add this to your to-do list before you forget!
Create a budget and guest list BEFORE looking at venues
Everyone recommends reserving a wedding venue in advance to secure your date (especially since they’re in demand!). And while this step is a must, don’t make the mistake of booking without knowing the specifics of your celebration. When you tour wedding venues without a budget or guest count in mind, you risk investing in a spot that doesn’t fulfill your wedding needs.
Instead, set aside time with your partner to establish a budget to avoid missteps. A spending plan will ensure you’re intentional with your funds and provide a ballpark figure for your dream venue. Of course, you also want a guest count, so your venue can adequately accommodate everyone.
Before you finalize your venue, remember to start with the basics to ensure everything falls into place.
Hire a planner
Many couples attempt to juggle everything without a wedding planner or hire a month-of coordinator closer to the wedding. But the true value comes from having a professional guide you throughout the process. A wedding coordinator can help you create a budget, navigate family dynamics, find the perfect venue, hire vendors, and more. So rather than spreading yourself thin, consider bringing a professional on board to take care of all the details. Remember, you and your partner should enjoy your engagement too. A wedding planner will allow you to ease into your celebration.
Enjoy the newly engaged bliss
Excited to get the ball rolling, many couples dive headfirst into planning by creating Pinterest boards and researching vendors. But once the wedding day comes along, you’ll be married for life. You only get engaged once, so remember to be present and live it up! Whether you host an engagement party or buy a “future Mrs.” mug, cherish this time.
Wedding planning is an adventure, but you don’t have to bear the responsibilities and endless to-do lists alone. Instead, you can depend on your partner, wedding planner, and support network to make the most of your engagement experience.
Which of these tips are you adding to your list? Share this post with your partner, so you can kick off your wedding plans on the right foot and enjoy the journey!