Newly Engaged? You Need These Planning Tips!

It’s peak wedding season! We have met so many of you who got engaged over the holidays and are eager to start the planning but seem to be a little lost…and overwhelmed.  This is no way to begin an engagement, so we wanted to come up with some planning tips to get you started and to take away that feeling of stress. I reached out to Sarah Goude, co-owner of Regalo Design, to get her top 5  planning tips for newly engaged couples! 


(Composition Photography)

1.  Pick your bridal party carefully: So often we see brides who are overwhelmed by their bridal party. The wedding day is about you and your fiancé. Make sure you are surrounded by people who will build you up rather than break  you down.

2. It’s your budget, not the bridal magazines. So often clients search for the book, magazine article or blog that is going to tell them exactly what percentage of their budget needs to be in certain areas. Your budget is based on what is most important to  you. Whatever is most important to you will take a larger percentage of your budget.

3. Choose your vendors carefully. Make sure they are people that you actually enjoy being around. Talk to your friends and see who they used and if they were happy with the experience. It is a very long day and a very important day to not enjoy being around a certain person who will be around all day.



4. Always do an engagement session. Most people are not use to posing in front of a camera. It is so important to make sure you have that session to at least break the ice. You will be able to learn what your photographer will be like and they will get to learn your personality. It will translate into your photos if you are not comfortable.

5.  Remember this day is about your marriage. There is life after wedding planning and it is important that through the wedding planning process you and your fiancé still go on dates and continue to build your relationship. A wedding day is the window dressing to what the rest of your life will be.


(Rachel Moore Photography)

Before you even start the planning, take a week or two to ENJOY the moment. Take some time to relax and celebrate with family, friends, and your new fiancé before diving into the planning. Then once you’re ready, follow these great tips from Regalo Design and come visit us at the studio for one on one consulting!

Be sure to check out Regalo Desgin’s planning and decor packages!

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