The first few weeks post becoming engaged fly by in the blink of an eye! Between friends, family, and co-workers wishing you well, engagement celebrations and the new chapter of your relationship you’ll hardly have time to consider the next steps!
But next steps there will be, and consider them you must! At least, if you want to have a wedding anytime soon! Regardless of whether you intend to get married in as little as six months or as long as two years, it’s helpful to have an idea of what needs to happen to get the ball rolling.
The holiday season is thick. It’s dense. It’s full of everything – parties, family gatherings, spending money, receiving and giving, eating, drinking, sharing stories, and, always, expectations. Navigating the holiday season as a newly engaged or married couple, for the first time, is exciting! But it can also be tough at times.
Most of the wedding attention gets put on spring, summer, and fall weddings, with winter being left out of the spotlight. Ask any wedding expert, though, and they’ll let you in on a little secret – winter weddings are magical! In many ways, winter is the pinnacle season for romance between cozy fireside kisses, ice skating dates, and holiday proposals.
Once the heat of summer passes and the cool, exciting mood of autumn sets in, love is in the air more than ever before. Technically proposal season is Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day, but we firmly believe fall is the real MVP when it comes to proposing. Starting as early as September, the reasons to propose this time of year are abundant; here are a few of our favorites.
What if every major chapter of your love story could take place in the same romantic surroundings? From your engagement to your ten year wedding anniversary, how would it feel to have a special place to return to, where your most precious memories can be found, time after time?
Magnificent, that is how it will feel, and it’s entirely possible! Nestled in the rolling countryside of Westchester, New York, an hour outside of New York City, lies the perfectly romantic Doral Arrowwood Resort.
When it comes time to sit down and plan a wedding, the idea of an intimate wedding can start to look exceptionally appealing to many couples. There are a variety of reasons why a couple may wish to have a smaller wedding, some of which include:
Congratulations on your engagement! Now it’s time to get the planning party started!
When it comes to personalizing your wedding, we recommend planning ahead! With a little extra planning time, you can ensure your big day is as personal as your love story!
The two of you fell in love with each other for reasons as unique and beautiful as yourselves, and your wedding should be a lovely reflection of all that makes your love and union unique – and it can be! Easily, in fact!
You’re getting married! Hooray! One of the most exciting days of your life is happening soon, and we can only imagine you’re over the moon about it!
Just remember, this is YOUR big day. This day is for you and your fiance to exchange vows in front of your loved ones and then celebrate the new beginning of the rest of your lives.
While it is your day, the choice to have a wedding means you hold your family near and dear, and you wish for them to partake in the experience with you. As such, it’s wise to consider the roles your friends and family can and will play in the wedding planning process.
The time has finally come for you to marry the love of your life. Congratulations! This is an exciting time in your life, and we hope you enjoy every moment and step of it. As you make your way through the “I do’s,” toasts, dancing, laughing, crying, eating, drinking, and picture taking, you’re going to want to love your surroundings. This is, after all, one of the most exciting and memorable days of one’s life, and the venue for such an occasion should be nothing short of perfect (for you.)
Above all else, you should choose a venue that speaks to your love story, and is a fitting place to begin this next chapter. We’re here to help explain how you can pick the perfect wedding venue, through the following steps.
You took the plunge – congratulations! He got down on one knee, asked you for forever, and now it’s time to start planning the big day! Hooray! Right?
Right, but if you’re feeling a teensy bit lost as to where to begin, don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal to wish for a fairy godmother to fly down, wave a magic wand, and bam – engagement plan set and ready to go.
But really, who needs a fairy godmother when you have us?! And the entire internet… and wedding planners! There are so many resources for couples to be, all you need to do is choose which one(s) work best for you.
Planning your perfect wedding doesn’t need to be overwhelming, you can take it in stages, and utilize plenty of assistance along the way. To help get you started, we’ve compiled a quick guide – let’s call it a wedding planning organizational outline.