A lot of people get engaged, but really have no idea what they are doing after this step. If you have not had a close friend, family member or done your research then you most likely are not sure what all goes into planning a wedding.
Once it is official you and your fiance need to sit down and discus a few of the major details.
- First..what are you going for? Do you want a small intimate affair? Or are you wanting a big blowout party?
- Next..location. Is the wedding going to be in your hometown, or are you flying off to Tahiti to tie the knot?
- Lastly, you need to be open about the budget. This may be awkward at first, but you need to be aware of what you can afford. In past times, the bride's family was expected to foot the bill for everything except the rehearsal dinner. This is no longer the case. A lot of times both families help with the wedding, or even bride and groom pay for the whole thing themselves. No matter who is paying for the affair-- know what you can afford from the very beginning. You do not want to go over the top from the start and run out of money. We have seen weddings with every type of budget and believe us when we say that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. If you are determined to have your dream wedding, it can come true. You just need to be prepared and thrifty. Do your research so you know whether or not you are being ripped off or not. Check out ways Martha Stuart recommends SAVING money on the big day.