How to Start Planning Your Wedding Before the Official Engagement

Feb 06 2019

How to Start Planning Your Wedding Before the Official Engagement

Photo: Ashley Sunderland Photography

 

Maybe you don’t officially have the ring on your finger or the perfect opportunity to propose hasn’t arisen yet but… we all know it’s coming. Now is a great time to get a jump start on your wedding planning. Here at NOAH’S we are (almost) as excited about your big day as you are. If you are ready to get planning, here are a few things you can do even before you are officially engaged. Don’t worry, nothing serious, just start testing the waters out a little bit and, you never know, you may fall in love with a few details before you’ve even said “yes.”

 

Talk About Your Ring

Surprises are nice, sure, but you do realize this is something that you are going to have on your finger for the rest of your life? Don’t let the idea of a surprise make you end up with something you dislike. If you don’t like the pressure of a jewelry shop, just sit down with your partner to discuss what you both like and skim through pictures on the internet. What kind of materials do you like? What kind of stones? Two bands or just one? You don’t have to decide on the one, but this is your chance to get on the same page.

 

Think About Your Date

What do you picture your wedding day to look like? Are you walking toward the love of your life beneath sunny skies somewhere like our NOAH’S patio? Or are you dancing under a ceiling of lights as snow flurries gently outside? Now is the time for daydreaming and getting some ideas for when your big day could go down.

 

Gather Inspiration

The only limit on your big day right now is your imagination. You have all the opportunity and none of the pressure, so go for it! Here at NOAH’S, we’ve curated some of our favorite weddings and other style inspirations on our blog. You can narrow things down later, right now you are in full research mode, so gather anything and everything that you like on Pinterest boards, internet folders, or even by starting an inspiration binder. Think of it as a school project, but one that requires gawking over gorgeous gowns and sighing over stunning florals… so, actually, nothing like a school project at all, really.

 

Test out vendors

Does that new taco truck sound kind of intriguing? Give it a try and ask about their catering options. Want to test out a florist’s touch? Order a simple arrangement for your mom or friends. No one will complain about getting flowers, and you’ll get to see if their personality and style work for you. Here at NOAH’S, we believe you should be able to bring in the vendors that you like for your big day, so try them out! Caterers, bakers, photographer, DJs, and lots more! There are so many options to make your day picture perfect.

 

Start Saving money

Maybe instead of getting that extra guacamole, you stash that little bit of money away into your savings account. I know, it’s painful in the moment, and your tacos may be a bit dry as a result, but every little bit counts! Future you will be grateful to past you for the sacrifice and making that one extra detail possible.

 

Tour Venues

Your venue is the biggest factor for your wedding. You want to end up in the perfect place for your perfect day. We would be happy to show you and your partner what NOAH’S has to offer. Not only does the venue play a huge role in setting the tone for your big day, it’s also likely going to be the vendor booked out the farthest in advance. As soon as you are officially engaged, you want to book as quickly as possible to make sure you get the place and the date you have your heart set on. Going on tours as early as possible is a great way to get ahead of the game.

 

If you haven’t made things officially official quite yet, don’t worry, there are still lots of things that you can do to start prepping for your wedding. Here at NOAH’S, we would love to help by showing you how we can make the wedding of your dreams a reality. Give us a call today or drop by to see our beautiful, customizable buildings in person!

 

Want more wedding planning help? Our Initial Wedding Planning Worksheet makes the essential decisions at the beginning of planning easy!

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