Your partner has popped the question and the ring is on your finger. But now it's time to start planning your wedding. And we get it, it can feel really overwhelming - there are colors to consider, venues to view, and guests to gather. So rather than looking at your planning to-do list as a whole cake, we recommend breaking it up into slices and tackling a few tasks per month. Because when you break it down into bite-sized pieces, everything becomes easier to digest.Download our Wedding Planning Checklist
Generally, you'll want to start planning your wedding a few weeks after your engagement. The goal is to send wedding invitations about two months before your wedding, so your guests have time to prepare and RSVP. If you give yourself a year or longer to plan your wedding, you can move at a slower, more relaxed pace, and you'll enjoy more options when it comes to choosing vendors. According to The Knot 2019 Real Weddings Study, most couples are engaged for 15 months, which leaves time to enjoy the engagement for a few months before jumping into wedding planning.
There are no set rules when it comes to planning your special day, but use the following timeline to guide your wedding planning making adjustments as you need. If you need more tips along the way, check out our blog or contact us at Alexandra's Boutique.