Set a Budget
Talk with your partner and parents and see how’s contributing. Once you have a solid idea of what you can afford you can move on to the next step.
Start Your Guest List
Once you have a budget you have an idea of how many people you can invite. Start with your wedding party and then start with immediate family and friends. You may have to condense your list depending on your budget.
Choose A Date
Once you know who you want to come, choose a date. Perhaps two or three that might work that you could discuss with your immediate family and make sure there are no conflicts.
Decide Your Style
Once your budget, guest list, and date are decided you can start planning the theme of your wedding. Use sites like Pinterest or a binder to collect ideas to reference later and be able to show vendors in the future.
Choose Your Venue
Now that you know what style of wedding you want to have, it’s time to choose a venue that aligns with not only your vision but your budget. This may be one of the most difficult tasks to check off.
Choose Your Vendors
It’s important to find your vendors early on as they typically book months in advance, especially during busy season like late spring and early fall. One thing to consider is your venue may require you to use their preferred vendors, so be sure to check with your venue before getting your heart set.