First Wedding Planning Decisions

Can you believe it? You’re engaged! We are so excited for you and this new journey. As Fort Wayne wedding photographers, that are also married to each other, we understand the excitement ahead of you! In the same vein, we are aware of the chaos of wedding planning and how intimidating that can be. Here […]

Can you believe it? You’re engaged! We are so excited for you and this new journey. As Fort Wayne wedding photographers, that are also married to each other, we understand the excitement ahead of you! In the same vein, we are aware of the chaos of wedding planning and how intimidating that can be. Here are the first wedding planning decisions to make now that you are engaged to help you start off on the right foot!

bride in a ballgown wedding dress in a 10 foot train walks up the stairs of a castle wedding venue

General Dates

Before anything else, think about when you want to get married. We suggest picking a general date, as a specific date is more likely to already be booked for wedding venues. Also consider about how long you want to save for and plan your wedding. If it is a smaller more intimate wedding, then 6-9 months is a possibility. However, if you are planning a larger celebration then you will want to have more time to plan.

oval diamond wedding ring sitting on top of a white flower captured by Fort Wayne wedding photographers

Budget

Once you have an idea of when your wedding will be start talking about your budget. How much do you already have saved, how much can you contribute each month, are your parents pitching in? Find out all the details of what is available to you, then start planning how you want to spend that money. Make a list of your priorities, and plan to spend more for those vendors that matter most to you. Creating a budget may seem limiting, but in reality this is one of the first wedding planning decisions that you can make to eliminate stress and keep you on track!

outdoor wedding photos in Fort Wayne with bride and groom walking down a path together

Venue

Wedding venues book up quick! Many venues in the Fort Wayne area book up to 18 months in advance. As a result, you will want to book your wedding venue as soon as possible. Visit venues that are in your budget and see what their availability is for your general dates. Once you book your wedding venue you wedding date will be official. And then you can move on to booking other vendors. Many wedding vendors require you to have your venue booked before signing with you.

bride standing in her bridal suite with her wedding dress spread out of the floor as she smiles over her shoulder

Fort Wayne Wedding Photographers

Similar to venues, wedding photographers schedules fill up about a year in advance. Making this one of the first wedding planning decisions to research and discuss as a couple. Find a few photographers that you love for their style and then schedule a call to get to know them and their pricing. Then make a decision on how you connected as well as the quality of their packages.

bride holding grooms are as she wearing an extravagent wedding dress and holds her face up to his romantically

Again, congratulations! This next chapter will be filled with so many beautiful moments and memories, especially on your wedding day. Ready to book your Fort Wayne wedding photographers? Reach out and let’s connect!

wedding dress hanging in the front door of a colonial home in Fort Wayne the morning of the summer wedding

black and white bridal portrait of luxury wedding day as the bride sitting next to a window and looks out as she wear her lace ballgown wedding dress and crown

summer wedding day with bride and groom embracing in an alcove of a castle as the brides wedding veil is held up

outdoor bridals with bride and groom holding each other outside of a castle wedding venue and the brides 10 foot train is spread out behind her

groom standing behind his bride with his arms wrapped around her shoulder and whispering in her ear as she smiles captured by Fort Wayne wedding photographers

summer outdoor wedding with bride and groom holding hands and walking along a dirt path together on a golf course wedding venue

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