5 Top Tips for Newly-Engaged Couples

1. Embrace the moment!

So many couples rush into planning mode right away without taking the time to bask in the "Just engaged" glow. Regardless of whether you are planning a 12-week or a 24-month engagement, you have time, and you only get to experience this once. So breathe.

2. Set boundaries.

When you do start the planning process, (and this should start as soon as possible) it is important that you have a sit-down with all parties involved and discuss the big picture from responsibilities to budget. The biggest piece of advice that I can give is that communication and organization are key. Not only does this help everyone get on the same page, but it also avoids future conflicts.

3. It’s all about you. Period.

Too many couples that I speak with say they lose sight of this and get wrapped up in trying to make everyone else happy but themselves. Remember this is your wedding. As harsh as it may sound, you have to come to terms with the fact that you aren’t going to please everyone and so setting boundaries as mentioned above can help.

4. Prioritise.

Make a list of the things that are important to you and rank them. Working on a limited budget? Splurge on the things that matter and figure out how to save with things that don’t. Obsessing over a designer dress? Then see if a friend can make you an amazing playlist, so you don’t have to pay for a DJ. A flower aficionado? Make sure your florist can re-use flowers from the ceremony in the reception.

5. Photographs last a lifetime.

Even though I said it’s all about you, arguably the third most important person at your wedding is the photographer. Choosing the right person to capture your special day can be daunting, so make sure you don't just ask to view multiple weddings they have shot, but also ask for referrals, and DO NOT base this on Cost Like any quality item or service, you get what you pay for. In addition, it's helpful to take engagement photos before the big day so that the photographer gets a sense of you as a couple, so on the big day you are familiar with each other, and the absolute best natural shots will be achieved. One more tip: Make a list of the shots you absolutely want so nobody misses a thing!

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