Recently Engaged? What Now!
Congratulations, you're engaged! Welcome to one of the most extraordinary and amazing phases of your life where you and your partner get to plan your future together. But let's not forget, you also get to start planning your dream day! Planning a wedding is a time consuming process, and it is completely natural not to know where to begin or how to get started. But that's what we are here for. We will help you navigate this crazy yet exciting planning journey that you are going to undertake after you are engaged.
Enjoy the moment
Take a moment to enjoy the amazing experience with your fiance. You don't have to jump into the planning immediately. In fact, we encourage couples to relax and take it all in after they are engaged.
Insure your ring
Your engagement ring is really special and one of the most prized possessions you would never want to lose. But what if it gets lost? What if the stone falls off? One way to deal with such a situation is to insure your ring by finding a company that focuses on jewelry insurance.
Credit: Brandi Doleman Photography
The sooner you set the budget; the easier your planning will be. Talk to your partner and discuss the budgeting of different activities. It is an important part of the process. Figure out the realistic amount you wish to spend, and then prioritize the tasks accordingly.
Draft the guest list
Once your wedding budget is set, figure out who you are going to invite to your wedding. Discuss with your finance and family members to pick the guest list. It doesn’t have to be final, but it will be helpful to know an estimated number, especially when you pick out your Houston wedding venue.
Decide on the season of the wedding
Consider in which season you wish to tie the knot. Many couples often ignore this aspect but trust us, it is important for certain reasons. For example, if your dream venue is outdoors, there is no point in planning your wedding during the rainy season. Also, the season is going to influence the color palette, decor, and budget. Venues are always pricier and busier during the peak season.
This bright and colorful wedding was held in the Spring and photographed by CivicPhotos
Choosing a wedding venue
This is really important! Choose a wedding venue wisely as it influences many of your decisions. Once you have your budget finalized, you may look for a venue that caters to all of your needs. Here are some things to consider:
How many guests can it accommodate?
Where is it located?
Whether it is indoors or outdoors?
Does it fit your vibe?
Are there possibilities for decor? Does it have natural decor, or would it require a lot of adornments?
After you are engaged, envision the wedding you both are looking forward to. Sit down, talk about the themes, color, style, and decor. Once you have a rough draft, start working on the specific boards on Pinterest in order to tailor the perfect aesthetic.
Check out this beautiful table layout designed and photographed by Annie Lui
If your date is set, the budget is finalized, the wedding venue has been chosen, it's time to start booking your vendors. Book your hair and make-up stylist, photographer, videographer, decorator, florist, cake artist, and all other vendors you wish to be associated with your dream day.
These are some of the ideas we feel are important and must be considered after you are engaged. Don't panic and jump on everything all at once. Simply take your time, celebrate and take all the help you can get!
If you believe in creating a memorable experience for you and your guests and are looking for a Houston wedding venue, then look no further than Addison Woods. Don't wait to reserve your new beginnings with us! Contact our experts today to book your tour so that we can show you around. Your wedding is a special moment, and we will go above and beyond to make it memorable for you!
Credit: Kasey Lynn Photography