You have announced to family and friends that you are engaged! Everyone is excited for you both and has so much information to share with you about planning your wedding.
Don’t get married in June – there are too many black flies; August are the dog days of summer – much too hot; we are planning a trip for October say your parents; wouldn’t a lovely day in July be nice? But I think your cousin was thinking of July, perhaps May, dear. Be sure to spend time with just the two of you to make the plans that mean the most to you both. You can take all of those family and friends ideas into consideration; perhaps they have some fairly good thoughts or perhaps they blend nicely with your own.
Most of us have had a vision of our wedding day since we were five and chasing after the little boy next door or since we attended or were in a wedding where we either saw things we loved or vowed never to have at our own wedding!
However you view your wedding day, begin your planning together with thoughts of you and your family and guests. Do you have a large family filled with nieces and nephews? Have you worked in the same job for many years and want to invite most of the firm?
The main basis of your guest list will aid you in your first step – choosing a location for your wedding ceremony and reception.
Ask yourself – will there be many children present, will they be at the ceremony as well as the reception, will they stay for the meal, are their parents a part of the bridal party, etc. With a broad view of your guest list, you should easily be able to envision your celebration in the locations you visit, the menus you look at, and the general flow of your event. Yes, you are planning an event – the biggest one in your life, for the moment!Barn at Boyden Farm; Cambridge, VT.