The following article and photos are compliments of the talented Barb Danielson of Danielson Photography. We love it, thanks so much for sharing Barb!
If you are like 1/3 of engagements, you likely were proposed to during the holidays. It is so exciting to be newly engaged! All of the possibilities, the happy shrieks from friends as you show them your new ring, and of course enjoying your love with a new level of commitment. But you are likely beginning to settle into engaged life after the excitement begins to fade and are now faced with actually planning a wedding. But where do you even start!?
I can tell you, I’ve been exactly in the spot you are in. I was young and engaged with NO idea what the next step was to prepare for a wedding. Once you start, the ball kind of keeps rolling, but it can be overwhelming to even find the starting point, so I’ve put together some advice to help you weed through your thoughts and get a plan in action.
As you begin searching out your wedding vendors, there are a couple things to watch out for to ensure you are hiring a true wedding professional.
- Any professional is more than happy to meet with you before you book their services. If they are not willing to do this, I would continue your search.
- All vendors should have contracts. I’ve seen so many horror stories because contracts were not involved. These contracts protect both the vendor and you.
- It’s okay to not buy wedding magazines or start a My Dream Wedding Pinterest board. Weddings today are becoming more of a reflection of each individual couple. Plan the wedding that you are dreaming of, even if it isn’t what looks popular in the blogs or magazines!
Interested in working with me for your wedding? I’d love to meet up and discuss your wedding day plans! Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my contact page to get in touch. My wedding collections range from $2200-3500. – Barb Danielson, owner of Danielson Photography