You’re vacationing in the Dominican Republic when the love of your life proposes while you’re laying out on the beach under the stars. You feel ecstatic! You couldn’t ask for a more perfect proposal. Here’s another scenario: You’re on a hike when your boyfriend of four years asks you to marry him in front of all of your friends with a beautiful view in the background. Whatever the proposal story is, the end result is the same. You’re overjoyed, you couldn’t be more excited to spend the rest of your life with someone who truly gets you, who loves you more than you’ve ever been loved before and vice versa.

However, as your bubble of pure joy begins to deflate, a smidge of reality begins to set in. Like, how do you even plan a wedding? What are the first initial steps? How do you know where you want to get married? Should you hire a wedding planner? The questions are overwhelming and that bubble of joy is quickly becoming a puddle of panic.

The First Initial Steps Of Planning A Wedding

If you understand exactly what we’re talking about, then this blog is for you. Planning a wedding is overwhelming and hard, but in the end, it’s well worth it because you’re committed to the person you’ve always wanted to be with for the rest of your life. At Royal Palace Ballrooms, we’ve organized and hosted many weddings. From large ones to small, private ones, we’ve done it all. Due to our knowledge, we can help you figure out those first few initial steps to plan a wedding that’s not only gorgeous and memorable, but the most special day of your life.

Choose Wedding Planning Tools

So you’ve been proposed to and obviously you said yes. Congratulations is first in order! But how do you know where to start? Well, millions of women ask themselves that question all of the time, which is why there are so many essential tools out there to help plan your wedding. There are wedding planning tools out there for the most organized woman to the one who just has no clue and can’t make any decision. The first thing you’ll want to do is figure out if you want paper planning tools, apps, or both. There are several free wedding planning checklists that you can find only or you check out some free wedding apps such as Zola.

Do Some Research

Another initial step you’ll want to take is to do some research on what you want. Try Pinterest to check out some pictures and decoration ideas for your wedding or think about weddings you’ve already been to that you’ve enjoyed. Also, talk to your families to learn what exactly they think about for a wedding. You’ll, of course, want to talk to your spouse-to-be to learn what he or she would like for your wedding. It’s important to do some homework because you can wean out what you don’t want and what you actually would love to include.

Choose A Date

Once you’ve figured out your tools and some things you want and don’t want, you’ll need to choose a date. This can be the most difficult part of planning a wedding because you’ll need to make sure your family members can make it and it doesn’t interfere with anyone else’s wedding plans. Picking the day that you want to get married also depends on the season you want to get married during. It will also make it a lot more real. When you hear that date, you’ll always think of your wedding and the joy that it brought you, so make sure the date is a great one.

Find A Venue

Another initial step is to find a venue. Of course, you’ll want to make sure that the day you choose is available for the venue of your preference. Finding the venue may be simple and it may be difficult depending on what you’re looking for and the add ons that you want to take advantage of. Royal Palace Ballrooms takes care of a majority of factors for your wedding such as the food, champagne toast, entertainment, and decorations. If you’d like to work with a venue that can help make your dreams come true for an affordable price, then Royal Palace Ballrooms is the right choice for you.

For more information on having your wedding at Royal Palace Ballrooms, contact us today.