Tis the Season

December 20, 2008 Weddings Unlimited, Inc.

“Will you marry me, be my wife and share the rest of our lives together?” Oh, if only we could be the fly on the wall in each and every location where a proposal is made this time of the year. Statistics state that 18,000 marriage licenses are issued during the new year in Hamilton County alone.

If you are one of those lucky gals to receive that sparkling token of many promises yet to come…you’re engaged! Now what do you do?

First, you walk around with your ring finger attached to your face where everyone can see it. Then you settle down to the serious business of planning your special day. That in itself will become a full time job along with the one you may already have.

As a wedding planner I suggest you start making some phone calls and setting up appointments with several planners in your area. Contacting the Association of Bridal Consultants at www.bridalassn.com is a great way to narrow down your selection and know that you are dealing with professionals in the industry. The more education and experience they have, the more assurance you will have in knowing your wedding day will meet all your expectations.

Come prepared to your first meeting. It will be more of a meet and get to know you session.  Have a preferred  and alternate date, an estimated budget, guest numbers and an idea of how you envision this day. You are there to give the consultant as much information as you can and enable her/him to give back to you what she/he can do for you. Remember, this is not a consultation. Don’t expect to get answers and ideas to planning the wedding.

If you feel confident with the consultant, a second meeting is usually in order to discuss or presnt you with a proposal. Experienced  wedding planners will take your requests and customize a service to best meet your expectations. Often a decision is made at this meeting and a deposit is requested to secure their services. Expect to have your fee paid in full well before the wedding date.   

Congratulations on your engagement and happy planning!


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