It finally happened! You’re happily engaged and ready to start planning your dream wedding. It can be hard to know where to start and what decisions to make first. Let’s explore some of the first steps you should take when beginning to plan for your big day.

First Steps

First of all… Congratulations on your engagement!


If you’re wanting to start planning your wedding but feeling overwhelmed at all the decisions you need to make, know that you’re not alone. Planning a wedding can be difficult, but there are some first steps you can take to make the process easier. 


One of the first things you can do is start working on a timeline. If you know the date that you’d like to get married, then you can work back from there. Start thinking about that date and then place everything else around it.

For example, most people recommend purchasing your wedding dress six to eight months before your wedding day. So if you want to get married in July, then you’ll most likely want to have a dress purchased by December or January. Thinking about your wedding date and working backwards is a great way to make sure that no details get missed and you have enough time to make important decisions.


Consider including some buffers in your timelines. For instance, if you were quoted four to six weeks for dress alterations, allow for six to eight in your timeline. Adding in extra time and giving yourself lots of room for flexibility is important. Planning a wedding can be complicated, so giving yourself extra time is a great way to reduce stress.

Make a Vision Board

Having a general vision for your wedding is another great way to start planning. Making a vision board can help you organize your thoughts and get all of your ideas onto paper. Don’t forget to have fun with it and add things that represent you as a couple!


Making a wedding budget is essential. Having a budget in mind will help you make sure that your decisions are staying within your financial boundaries. When you’re making a budget, consider starting with your top priorities and setting aside money for those things. You can then start to budget for the things that are as high up on your list of essentials.

Georgia Wedding Venues

Our wedding venue is one of the top choices for couples getting married in Georgia. We provide a variety of options, so that couples can choose the ones that make the most sense for them. From gorgeous places to take pictures to romantic ceremony locations, our venue is a comprehensive and complete solution.

Georgia wedding venues vary in quality and reliability. We have years of experience and know what it takes to provide our couples with a beautiful day they’ll never forget. If you’re ready to take a tour of our venue, let us know. We’re always here to answer any questions that you may have about our beautiful location and provide you with information about the services we offer.