Wedding Wednesdays Q&A: How to Start Planning Your Wedding

Wedding Wednesdays Q&A by Jamie Chang Destination Wedding Planner of Mango Muse EventsHappy hump day!  We’re excited to bring you today’s Wedding Wednesdays Q&A because it’s a question I know many of you are facing right now, how to start planning a wedding:

Q:  I’m newly engaged and I’m sure you get this question a lot, but how do I start planning my wedding?  Where do I begin?  What is the first step?

Wonderful question and it’s so fitting since I’m sure we have a lot of newly engaged couples now.  Many people will tell you that the first thing you need to do is find a venue and get a date.  However, there is much more that needs to happen before you can even begin the planning part.  What comes first is the prep before the planning or what I like to call the foundation for your wedding planning.  Imagine that planning your wedding is like going on a trip.  Before you can actually go and start your journey there is a lot of research and prep that needs to happen first like figuring out where you are going, buying tickets and packing your bags. It’s also similar to buying a house.  You don’t just start looking at houses once you’ve decided you want to buy a house.  You need to assess what you want, look at your finances, talk to a realtor and get pre-approved.

The process for planning your wedding is just the same, you need to do some prep before you can actually start planning your wedding.  And the first step in that process is understanding what you want.  I bet you thought I was going to say that you need to figure out your guest list or the budget, but nope!  It’s about understanding what is important to you about the wedding and why.  Ask yourself, what do you want your wedding to be like?  What do you want to happen?  What is the most important thing to you about the wedding?

This step is really crucial to the entire wedding planning process because it is the core of everything you’ll be doing going forward.  It’s the reason you are getting married.  It’s the meaning behind the wedding and all the time and effort you put into it.  If you don’t have a solid grasp of this, you’ll struggle with the other areas of your wedding and you’ll make it harder on yourself down the road.  Figure this part out first before you do anything else and you’ll have started on the right path (the path that is right for you).

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