First 5 Decisions To Make Once Engaged

Congrats, you are engaged! What now? As a Boise wedding photographer, I understand that there are so many decisions to make once engaged. And at times, that can be overwhelming. So I am going to break it down to the top 5 decisions to make as soon as you say “a million times yes!”

woman dancing in the streets of Paris right before her destination proposal

Set Your Date

Before anything else you are going to want to set your date! Typically your exact wedding date will depend a lot on your wedding venues availability. However, you should have an idea of when you want to get married. Whether it is a specific month, or simply a season.

Keep in mind any other life events coming up in your lives, as well as your most important guests lives. If you parents are planning a trip, your bridesmaid is having a baby or any other planned out events!

detail shot of man proposing and putting an engagement ring on womans hand

Set Your Budget

Setting your budget may seem to be a boring aspect of wedding planning. But trust me when I say that it is so worth it! When you set your budget before you start making decisions, you will save yourself so much stress and uneasiness later on. You will have a clear idea on what you are comfortable spending and how to prioritize vendors.

Book Your Venue

The first wedding vendor you will want to officially book is your venue. This will set your wedding date in stone, making it a lot easier to hire other vendors. Many wedding vendors won’t even book you until your have your venue date set!

man and woman sitting on a parked motorcycle in Paris for their destination engagement session

Form Your Guest List

Now that you have your venue booked, consider your guest list. My advice is always to organize your family and friends in tiers. Who is top tier? Your parents, siblings, wedding party. After that who is most important to you? Your mutual friends, co-workers, extended family, etc. This helps you to decide on who to invite a bit more easily.

Remember to consider if you will allow your guests a plus one and how that will contribute to your overall budget and plan.

Book Your Boise Wedding Photographer

Of all the decisions to make once engaged, this may be my favorite! Once you budget is set and your venue is booked it’s time to reach out to your preferred wedding photographer. Wedding photographers tend to fill their schedules fast. Some even book up to a year in advance. So as soon as you have your date, reach out to your favorite wedding photographer to see if they are available too!

Ready to book your Boise wedding photographer, reach out!

man and woman huggin after their Paris France proposal


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