Congratulations, you’re engaged! You are probably still reeling over the excitement of the proposal, telling your closest friends and family and being swept away at staring at your new sparkly bauble. This is one of the most exciting times in your life and the reality of the wedding day and the stress of planning is probably just hitting you. As you tell your friends and family, their reactions are filled with sentiments of love and congratulations but also filed with questions. When is the wedding? Do you have a location in mind? How many people in your bridal party? It can easily become overwhelming so let’s try to break down the steps towards planning that you want to focus on shortly after you say “yes” to becoming a Mrs.
First, decide how long of an engagement you want to have. Have you been waiting on this proposal for years? Then maybe you’re looking for a quick turn around on the big day! Perhaps you’re just getting out of college, getting your feet under you, then you may want a little more time to get the planning nailed down. Depending on the length of the engagement, your choices in venues might be drastically narrowed down based on availability. Most venues are booking at least 12 to 18 months in advance for those “hot” wedding months.
Second, decide between destination or local? Is your family all local? Then you may want to keep it close to home. But if you have family and friends scattered throughout the country, or abroad, you may want to choose a location that is special to you as a couple.
Getting those two choices out of the way early on will help guide you in your planning. Whatever stage you’re in with your engagement, we hope you will consider the Regency at Dominion Valley for your wedding reception. Contact us today to inquire about available dates and current special offers.