Holy smokes, The Boy and I are getting married! It still feels unreal to say aloud and type. Things really started to set in after I shared our love story and how he asked on Tuesday. So far everyone has been asking when we’ll get married and where it will be, but I’m still enjoying the moment of being newly engaged. We have very briefly discussed a date far enough down the road to be able to actually afford a wedding. As of now, I have PLENTY of time to plan, but I randomly dawned on me that I have no clue where to start. Lucky for me, I know many of my readers are married and/or engaged and thus have experience planning weddings so I thought I’d seek advice your these women. I have so many questions, but I weeded them down to what I think are the most important three right now and I’m hoping that anyone with experience can help this newly engaged bride-to-be out!
3 Questions From a Newly Engaged Bride-to-Be
- When should I start planning? Should I start planning 12 months out? 18 months out? 2 years out? When do vendors even have their 2019 rates/dates available to book?? Do I need a wedding planner? What should I do first?
- How in the world do I make a budget for this? According to google, the average cost of a wedding in the U.S. is somewhere around $30,000. To a royal living on a peasant’s budget, that seems like an awful lot of money and I can’t even begin to imagine spending that much on a wedding. Although I can’t fathom spending that much, I want our wedding to be nice and something we will always remember. I just have no clue where to start when it comes to making an a budget. How does one know how much they should spend on a venue vs. how much on flowers??
- How do we pick our bridal party? James and I are abundantly blessed to have so many people we consider friends. I consider being asked to be in a wedding a pretty big deal and honor. Unfortunately, we can’t possibly have each of them beside us on our wedding day. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings or cause any drama, but I know I’ll have to eventually decide who will stand beside me on my wedding day. I love all of my friends very much and I can’t wait to celebrate my nuptials with them.
Don’t worry guys, Royalty in Reality isn’t about to become a wedding blog. I will be sharing things as they happen on my journey to the alter, but for now there won’t be weekly updates. I’ll probably be more inclined to share things literally as their happening on Snapchat or Instagram, so make sure you’re following me!
Can any wives/brides out there answer my questions? What advice do you have for a newly engaged bride-to-be?
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