Congratulations, you just got engaged and now what? This is an exciting time and – your life just changed.
Now, that you are engaged, it is time to plan. Here is the first thing to figure out – your budget. It will determine where and when are you will get married. Eloping? Big wedding or small wedding? On the beach, mountain top, at the rose garden, big venue or small? What month, season or time of day? Now once you know what you can afford, have fun with it! Get creative and remember to get help if you need it. Ask friends who have just gone through this. Talk to as some wedding vendors or planners in your area, the people who do this all year long for advice.
Next, once you have found a venue and set a date, start looking for your photographer. We photographers book up well in advance, from 6 months to a year or more before a wedding date. So start looking at photographer websites and look for style, price, AND last but not least, experience. Call and speak with the photographer and ask them how long they have been doing this, and other questions that you want answered. Once you make a short list, follow your instincts and make appointments to meet in person, or Skype if you cannot meet up, so you can get a feel for whether or not you can work together.
Here are a few photos from one of my favorite venues in CT. Julie and Chris were married here last August. Good luck on your wedding planning!
Tyrone Farm – Pomfret, CT.
Click HERE to see more engagement photos of Julie & Chris.