Wedding Checklist Step 1 || Newly Engaged


You’ve just gotten engaged to the love of your life. Once you think about planning, we know that the task can seem stressful, overwhelming, and daunting if you don’t know where to start. You’re in luck today because the Now and Forever Love Team has come up with your solution!

We’ve complied an initial checklist for you event planning newbies out there who need just a bit of guidance to start. We’ve included some additional details to help you better understand what goes behind each checklist item.

Ready? Here we go!

DATE: Choose 2-3 possible dates for your wedding.

BUDGET: Decide on a budget and establish priorities (i.e. Our priorities are food and live band).

IDEAS: Begin browsing design ideas (i.e. Real weddings, wedding blogs and magazines, Pinterest boards, wedding Instagram accounts, etc.)

GUEST LIST: Create a preliminary checklist.

BRIDAL PARTY: Start thinking about your groomsmen and bridesmaids and ideas on how to ask them.

VENUE: Make appointments to venue hunt and lock down your space.

SAVE THE DATE’S: Now that you have the venue and date, let your guests know so they can block it out now.

DRESS: Choose a few boutiques and book fittings.

PLANNER: Hire a planner to book vendors and plan the rest of your wedding!

Download our one-page Wedding Checklist: Step 1 and start planning your dream wedding!

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Serving wherever love is,

The Now and Forever Love Team