Q: I’m engaged! And just became completely overwhelmed. Where do I start?

A: This is one of the most popular questions I get asked! Start with a guest list. Nothing formal, just a quick list so you can get rough idea of the amount of guests you might be inviting.

You don’t want to start your venue search, fall in love and then realized they’re maximum capacity is a 100 less than your guest list.

Then, you want to sit down with your fiancé and have a conversation about the budget and what the two of you can realistically afford.

P L A N N E R T I P :
If your parents are offering some financial assistance, use those funds a month before the wedding when the final vendor payments are due. Be sure to keep your parents in the loop so they are prepared in advance.

Leslie Cregg-Hyder