Let's get down to business. So you just got engaged- NOW WHAT? I think the first thing you should think about is BUDGET. Then follow that up with what type of wedding you & your betrothed are looking for. Once you settle on an overarching theme/feeling for your wedding, you can look into location. And from there, all the little (and big) details can fall into place.
Here is an example of a wedding budget. Glance at this and really work to figure out what you need for your wedding. This is a good jumping off point and included EVERYTHING we needed for our wedding. I omitted many numbers of what we actually spent for privacy purposes. For reference, we invited 350 and had 250 attend our semi-destination wedding in Southern/Central California. We did a lot of things DIY-style and our focus was on good food & lots of fun for the guests.
|Accommodations (including Vendors)||425||***|
|Dessert Bar (Michele Chen)||525||525|
|Invitations ($980 invites + $300 postage)||1280||565|
|Save the Dates ($200 actual +$70 postage)||300||340|
|Dress, Shoes, Accessories||300|
|Suit, shoes, accessories||300|
|Leis for Parents||300||***|
|Photobooth||0 (Gifted)||0 (Gifted)|
|Day of Coordinating||700||761|