You’re Engaged! What Next? The First 7 Wedding Planning To-Dos

You’re engaged! While the big day may seem far off, it’ll come quickly. Make sure you stay abreast of your responsibilities as the day approaches by following basic wedding planning to-dos

Create a Timeline

The first question everyone will ask you post engagement… “Have you picked a wedding date?” Rather than picking one date, we recommend determining a range of dates that will work for the both of you as choosing a date is mainly based on the availability at the place where you’d like to get married. In the U.S., a typical engagement lasts somewhere between 12-18 months, which clarifies why winter is the most popular time to get engaged but summer is the most common time to get married. Even so, ponder which season you two would prefer and don’t forget to take a look at any major holidays and family events you want to steer clear of.

Choose Your Wedding Style

Cool metal tones and woodsy looks are going to be popular in 2018, and FLEXX is here to help you with those details. Here are a handful of our favorite picks that go along with these styles:

Silver Chiavari Chairs (with either an Ivory or Black Pad), Silver Charger Plates, and Satin Silver Napkins

 

Venue: Fort Collins Country Club

Napa Wood Tables

Venue: Block One Events

Photography: Danielle DeFiore Photography

Floral Design: Nature’s Grace Design

Fruitwood Black Padded Chairs

Silver Rim China

Silver Rim China Set

X-Back Chairs with Ivory Pads

Wedding planning to-dos: choosing a location.

Set Your Budget

No matter what your budget is, FLEXX will help you watch your bottom line. Our highly experienced wedding specialists have many suggestions on how to make sure you’re staying on track with your rentals. We have helped plan all types of weddings – from those intimate, minimalist weddings up to the more elegant and extravagant. No matter your guest list or vision, we’ll make sure to lay out your options and help you decide what will work best while remaining within your means.

Draft Your Guest List and Select Your Wedding Party

The next in your list of wedding planning to-dos is settling on a guest list. Firming up your guest count and wedding party will be a huge help when determining other important numbers for the big day such as how much food to order through your caterer, how many floral designs you’ll need for your tables, and what size tent you’ll need. As FLEXX knows how guest counts can fluctuate, we are flexible when it comes to finalizing some of the finer details such as table, chair, china, flatware, and glassware counts.

Consider a Wedding Planner

Wedding planning to-ds overwhelming you? FLEXX couldn’t recommend hiring a full-time wedding planner more. They will help you plan every step of the way to the big day and ensure no details are missed. Want to be more hands on with the planning? That’s okay, too! Every wedding planner has a list of packages to choose from, so you can determine what will work best for you and your wallet. Here at FLEXX, we team up with the incredible Jolly Events to plan your special day! And it only gets better – you can receive first rights and 10% off exclusive rentals for your big day!

Wedding planning to-dos: select dining seating.

Book a Venue or Tent

At this point, you are ready to book your venue or tent! If you’re looking at a tent, check out our several options here or give us a call today and one of our event specialists will be so happy to talk you through the different styles and their features. Looking at a venue? A few of our favorites include Windsong Estate, Brookside Gardens, and Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch.

Hire Your Vendors 

When it comes to planning and pulling off the perfect event, we know how important it is to have experienced and trusted vendors on your team. FLEXX has made selecting your super team of vendors plays easy by putting together a list of our preferred vendors. Check it out here to see who we recommend!

Happy Planning!