It seems like only yesterday that you met the man of your dreams. Following a whirlwind courtship, he asked for your hand in marriage. Through tears of joy, you said yes. After simply absorbing the moment and informing your friends and family of your impending nuptials, it’s time to buckle down and get to business. You may not have been married before, so where do you even start when planning a wedding? How far in advance should you even plan? Unless you decide to elope, it’s best to start as soon as possible. As you will soon experience, the list of details involved are endless. Here are some areas to begin assessing:


Before you begin anything else, you need to determine your budget. Your budget affects everything from your guest list to your dress to your venue. Don’t do anything else until you have set a budget for your big day.

Guest List

Once you know your budget, it’s time to draft a guest list. Would you like to throw a big party with all your friends and family or would you prefer a smaller, more intimate celebration? Remember, the more people you invite to your wedding, the more expensive your wedding will be. If your parents are footing the bill for your wedding, they may want to invite several of their friends, and you need to accommodate that. If not, you can invite whoever you darn well please. Once you’ve drafted a guest list, you can begin considering the venue, but first…

Insure Your Engagement Ring

An engagement ring can be a pricey investment, so it needs to be insured. You can either insure it through your renter’s or homeowner’s insurance or purchase a jewelry insurance policy. A homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy will most likely reimburse you with cash if your ring is lost or stolen, but a jewelry insurance policy will try to replace the ring.

Look At the Big Picture

What kind of style and ambiance would you like for your wedding? Would you like to have a laid-back beach wedding or would you prefer a more formal celebration? If you are unsure of where to even start, search “wedding themes” on Pinterest, and you will find all kinds of different themes.

Consider Hiring a Wedding Planner

With so many details involved, planning a wedding on your own could be incredibly laborious, stressful, and time-consuming. Consider hiring our Pasadena wedding planners at Wish Wonder Dream to help ease your burden. Our wedding coordinators offer a variety of packages to fit your needs and budget. If you find yourself incredibly busy or you simply want to leave the details to somebody with wedding planning experience, you could look into our Soleil package. Rest assured that you will be involved in the entire process and we will not take creative control over your big day unless you ask us to. If you find yourself to be more DIY but you still need help pulling everything together, you would love the Ciel package. While your wedding planner takes care of all the details, you can focus more on simply enjoying such a momentous event. Contact Wish Wonder Dream today to get started.