Planning Stage:

Newly Engaged

If you’re just recently engaged (YAY!!!), then this is the place to start.  We’ll help you get started with the first steps of planning a wedding, including your budget, planning checklists, and chat about what’s up next.

C H E C K L I S T S 

What you should be checking off your list? Here are some of the main task to check off your list this month.  Make sure to check out your Aisle Planner Account for the full, comprehensive checklist!

Full Planning Checklist

12 Months to Go

Main Focus

Many couples start the planning process with looking at venues, but really there are two key things that you need to get a good grasp of before you can find your wedding location; 1) the guest list, and 2) the budget!  They aren’t the most fun things to talk about, but it’s SO important to do so before you commit to any venue/vendors.  Check out our tips on creating your guest list as well as the budget bundle before moving on to the next steps! 

Create your guest list

Read more here. Finalizing your guest list can often be a bigger challenge than many couples anticipate.  Some questions you should consider when choosing this list of individuals are: how many people can your venue fit, how many people do you want in attendance, who gets a plus one, and how you may narrow down your list. This task may seem tedious at first, but we can assure you that it is easier than you think.  This list will help you conquer these questions to make the process fun and free of stress, as it should be!

Determine your budget

The Budget Bundle is here!!  I’m so excited to have the first bundle out there, and it’s probably one of the most important topics we’ll ever talk about.  The Budget!  Not the most exciting topic, but it’s where all wedding planning should start.  So, click here to get access to our Budget Bundle, which includes a  workbook, video tutorials, Aisle Planner demonstrations, and links to our live Q & A session that we’ll be having with “finance enthusiast”  Brian Weitzel from BTW Photography.

And then…

Once you have your guest list and budget in check, it’s time to move on to the fun stuff!  Here’s where to begin:

Plan your engagement party

Read more here.   While this isn’t a “required” activity, most couples want to kick off their wedding planning journey with an engagement party, and it’s a great way to start the celebrations!  It’s also typically a couples first glimpse into the complicated world of planning a larger party, dealing with guest lists, others opinions, and SO MANY QUESTIONS!  Don’t worry, we’re here to give you a few tips to help you through the party planning, and have a great start to putting together your big day! 

Finding your Wedding Inspiration 

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Hire a Wedding Planner

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Choosing your Wedding Party 

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