Planning Your Holiday Engagement

Congratulations on your recent engagement! With the excitement of the engagement and the approaching holiday season, it may be hard to think about where to start your planning. We are here to help! Here are some important steps and helpful tips to get you started on your planning process!

First: Enjoy!

Take time to enjoy your engagement! The next few months will be busy and fly by so quickly, so make sure you take this time to celebrate and enjoy this momentous time in you and your fiancé’s life! Celebrate with your friends and family and enjoy this extra special holiday season.

Set Your Wedding Timeline

It is important to go ahead and pick a date and book your venue as early as possible. If you do not have a specific date in mind, go in with the season or month you would like to get married in and find out the venue’s availability. Take tours of different venues you have in mind and find the venue that you love! Once you have a date set, you will have a better idea of what your timeline for planning looks like!

Hire a Wedding Planner!

Planning a wedding takes a lot of time and energy, but having a planner takes a lot of stress out of the process! The AMW team is here to help you plan the wedding of your dreams! Having a planner is great because they have great connections with vendors and will be there every step of the way! From stuffing invitations to setting up and breaking down decor, a planner will be there to help your vision come true!

Set Your Budget

A good place to start is by creating your guest list. This gives you a better idea of how to budget for catering, stationery, decor, rentals, and other details! It is also important to consider what are your priorities. Maybe you want to spend a little more on the florals or maybe you want to spend more on the perfect venue. Once you find what is most important to you, you can better allocate your overall budget to the other details!

Book Your Vendors

With your budget in place, it is time to start booking your vendors! Your wedding planner can make great recommendations based on your budget, style, and vision of your wedding! Some important vendors to book early as their availability can fill up quickly are your photographer, band or DJ, and hair and makeup artist. Other important vendors to consider are rentals, catering, bakery, and more. You can also consider fun and unique vendors such as a live painter, dessert cart, or a fun vintage getaway car!

Choose Your Decor

With a better idea of what you want your wedding to look like, it is time to start selecting decor! When you book your rentals, you will pick out details such as chairs, table setting, linens, etc. to go with the theme or color palette of your wedding! With these details worked out you can then focus on smaller details. AMW offers a wide selection of decor that is available for our couples to use at their weddings! Ranging from lanterns to welcome signs, we have decor to perfectly match your wedding dream!



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