Can you believe this? The average couple spends more than 200 hours planning their wedding. That is equivalent to 8.3 full days!
Now that you’re finally engaged, it’s time to start planning your dream wedding. But before you dive into the exciting world of floral arrangements and cake tastings, it’s important to take a step back and ask yourself some critical questions.
In no particular order, here are five of the most common wedding-planning questions couples ask us.
1. What is your budget?
Before starting wedding planning, it’s important to determine your budget. This will help you prioritize your spending and make sure you’re not overspending on any one aspect of the wedding. Consider how much you and your partner are comfortable spending, and factor in any contributions from family members. Remember to include costs for everything from the venue and catering to the dress and decorations.
2. What type of wedding do you want?
Do you want a big wedding or a small one? Do you want a traditional wedding or a more unconventional one? It’s important to ask yourself these questions before starting wedding planning. Discuss with your partner what type of wedding you want, and consider factors such as the location, the style, and the overall atmosphere. Knowing what type of wedding you want will help guide your decision-making throughout the planning process.
3. What are your priorities?
Every couple has different priorities when it comes to their wedding day. Some may prioritize the venue, while others may prioritize the food or the music. It’s important to identify your priorities before starting wedding planning. Discuss with your partner what elements of the wedding are most important to you, and allocate your budget and time accordingly.
4. Who do you want to invite?
Determining your guest list is an important step in wedding planning. Consider who you want to invite, whether it’s just close family and friends or a larger group of acquaintances. Make sure to also consider your budget and the capacity of your chosen venue. Remember that your guest list can also affect other aspects of the wedding, such as the catering and the seating arrangements.
5. What is your timeline?
Wedding planning can take a lot of time and effort, so it’s important to have a clear idea of your timeline. Consider how long you want your engagement to be, and how much time you’re willing to spend on wedding planning each week. Make sure to also consider any other events or commitments that may affect your timeline, such as work or travel.
Before starting wedding planning, it’s important to ask yourself some key questions to ensure you’re on the same page with your partner and have a clear idea of what you want for your big day. By determining your budget, the type of wedding you want, your priorities, your guest list, and your timeline, you can approach wedding planning with confidence and clarity. Remember to communicate openly with your partner, stay organized, and enjoy the process leading up to your special day.