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Just Engaged? Here Are the 10 Wedding Planning Things That Can Wait

You're engaged and full of excitement; you don't want to ruin this by diving into the particulars of wedding planning. We tell you what to NOT plan right away!

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Being engaged is one of the most beautiful and fulfilling feelings in the world and ironically enduring this feeling is not everyone’s luck. You ask why? Because most of us jump right into planning the wedding as soon as we’re engaged. But you’re lucky because we’re about to tell you a little secret. You don’t have to begin your wedding planning as soon as you’re declared engaged! Pause, breathe the feeling in & exhale the tension, and repeat.

We know you’re very excited to check out the latest collection of bridal lehengas and scroll through the most-beautiful wedding venues for your fairytale wedding but believe us when we say, all that can wait. You’ll get ample of time scrolling through wedding ideas and shortlisting your wedding vendors so you finally take a sigh of relief. This very time is to soak in the feeling of being engaged, breaking the news to your loved ones and doing things that you won’t get time for when you are hands-on planning your wedding.

Undeniably, it’s very exciting to make a wedding planning checklist and get kick-started with your to-do list, but this isn’t the right time.

So, here’s a list of wedding planning things you can put a hold on for the time being:

Booking your Vendors

Finalising your wedding vendors is one of the most important steps in wedding planning and you do not want to go wrong with your vendor-related decisions. Always remember, vendors, are the backbone of your wedding preparations. So choose yours wisely without rushing into it. Ideally, you should book your venue 6-8 months before the wedding and other vendors before 2-4 months. Since there are contractual legalities involved in booking vendors, take your time to understand all the details before you book your vendors.

Buying your Wedding Outfits

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If your wedding is 8 months to one year down the line, picking out outfits right now is the most ideal thing to do. Wedding trends change faster than seasons and there are always some new additions coming up every now and then. You don't want to finalise your wedding outfits before you've explored the recent bridal fashion trends. If you're more than keen on beginning your wedding shopping, you can look at shopping for your bridal trousseau–everyday outfits, a couple of classic handbags and some pair of shoes. That should keep your shopping itch at ease!! 😅

Take this time to browse through ideas and make pinboards on Pinterest.

Conceptualising your Wedding

We know you've been dreaming for your big day ever since you were a teenager or ever-since you finalised on the idea of getting married and getting all excited about how your wedding is going to look like is normal. But, the right time to finalise the nitty-grittys of your wedding is some 5-6 months before the D-day. You'll have a better perspective once you've finalised your venue because then you'll have a blank canvas to sketch your ideas on.

Wedding Food Menu Planning

It's true that #ShaadiKaKhaana lingers on the taste-buds of your guests for longer than you could imagine, but deciding if chicken korma needs to be on the menu or not is not a decision you make right after getting engaged. Food can be taken care of 1-2 months before the actual date of the wedding.

Finalising your Wedding Playlist

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You definitely cannot wait for your first couple dance or for your bridesmaids to throw a bashing performance on your Sangeet night but hold your thoughts because new songs are added to the universe of music every day. You can always make a list of classic songs you always wanted to include in your wedding playlist. 

Planning your Honeymoon

A lot of couples jet off for their honeymoon right after the wedding but some do not. The right time to plan your honeymoon is 4-6 months in advance. However, you can browse destinations for honeymoon as early as you want.

First things to focus on right after getting engaged:

  • Spend quality time with your fiancé/fiancée: Being engaged is a new phase–full of jitters and happiness. Express your deepest feelings and make some mushy promises for a lifetime. You have to be conscious of the fact that this time will not return. Make the best of it.
  • Breaking the news to your family and friends: Your finger now has a ring on it and your friends and family are sure to burst out in excitement listening to the big news. You can also announce your engagement on social media if you're comfortable.
  • Finalise wedding timeline & budget: Deciding when to get married and having a tentative wedding budget in mind is one of the initial things to discuss as soon as you've decided on your forever. This is the foundation of your wedding planning.
  • Browse for wedding inspiration: Gawking at jewellery designs and bridal lehengas is always a treat for the eyes. We know this is your favourite thing to do and you would do it even while you're asleep. So happy browsing! 😍

These are the most time-taking tasks which, if done in haste, might not turn out to be as perfect as you had imagined. So, leave the just-engaged time for taking a smooth transition from being unmarried to soon-to-be married. 

Are you guilty of planning these tasks right after you got engaged? Confess and share your experience with us in the comments below.