Wedding Ideas

You’re Engaged, Now What?!

Posted on December 14 by Francesca Sgambati
New Jersey Bride Xenia and Aaron Engagement Session Michelle Arlotta

Michelle Arlotta Photography

 

The love of your life got down on one knee, looked into your eyes and told you he wanted to spend the rest of his life making you as happy as you make him – Congratulations! What an exciting and memorable time… but now what?! JoAnn Gregoli of Elegant Occasions is always giving us the best wedding planning tips, and now she’s giving us tips on what to do after you get engaged.

 

1. Set up a separate bank account just used for the wedding.
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2. Put together your projected guest list so you can have a sense of the size and scope of the wedding.

New Jersey Bride—Wedding invite list

 

3. Set a wedding budget.
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4. Hire a wedding planner, who will help you avoid any pitfalls.

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5. Put together a Pinterest board to see the style.

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6. Invite your bridal party – using of the new trends how to ask your bridal party to be in the wedding.

12 Creative Ways to Ask, "Will You Be My Bridesmaid?"

 

7. Get a massage, to help you relax and enjoy the process (with your fiance).

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8. Be realistic about your goals and expectations.

New Jersey Bride Justine and Brad Real Wedding

 

9. Take the moms out to lunch so they can meet and let them enjoy the process with you.

A Fun Crafty Wedding at Liberty House - New Jersey Bride

 

10. Set aside a date night with your fiance so you do not lose each other in the planning process.

Katie & Rich Video Save The Date - Sweet Start Weddings - New Jersey Bride

Let the planning begin!


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