I’m engaged, now what?
Congratulations on your engagement and the start of a new chapter in your life. Now that you’re engaged, there are a few things you should start thinking about that you’ll have to have answers for at some point when the wedding planning process officially begins.
This article will share with you some advice for newly engaged couples, like yourself, to make the wedding planning go a little smoother.
Advice for Newly Engaged Couples
Start thinking of a creative hashtag that people can use to tag any photos on social media, related to your wedding/relationship. Your guests can use it to capture moments on your wedding day, the maid of honor could use it while you’re trying on your wedding dress, just have fun with it.
I had a client once who had a Great Gatsby themed wedding and his last name was Fox so their hashtag was #thegreatfoxwedding.
Another couple where the groom’s last name was Rowland, the hashtag they came up with was #rowlanddowntheaisle.
If the creative juices don’t start flowing for you, you can always go with something simple like #mrandmrs[grooms last name].
This is a great way, once it everything is all said and done, to have easy access to an instant memory book.
You can even go back to some of your old relationship photos and edit them to add the hashtag. You’ll have so much fun looking back on the relationship timeline from time to time.
Download a wedding planning app from sites like weddingwire.com or theknot.com. Apps like these are good for finding wedding vendors, figuring out your budget, managing your guest list, etc. It’s like having your own wedding planner on your phone.
Out of all the advice for newly engaged couples that’s been given, this one is the most nearest and dearest to our hearts. Music!
Make a mental note of meaningful songs that you both may like, this will come in handy when it’s time to choose songs for your wedding reception for special moments. Here’s a list of everything you’ll need to have songs for
- Processional Song (Wedding Party) – Song that your wedding party will walk down the aisle to.
- Processional Song (Bride) – Song to walk down the aisle to.
- Other Song – If there will be something during the ceremony that will require music such as candle lighting, unity candle, etc.
- Recessional Song – Song that you will walk up the aisle to after you are married.
- Grand Entrance Song – Song to play while you are being introduced at your reception.
- Cake Cutting Song – Song to play while you’re doing the cake cutting ceremony.
- First Dance Song – Song you will dance to for the first time together as husband and wife.
- Bride/Father Song – Song that the bride will dance with her father to.
- Groom/Mother Song – Song that the groom will dance with his mother to.
- Bouquet Toss Song – Song that will be played while the bride tossed her bouquet.
- Garter Toss Song – Song that will be played while the groom removes the garter and tosses it.
- Last Dance Song – Song that will be played as the last song of the night.
Are you ready to start planning the music for your wedding?
photo credit: Mike Seyfang