Ruby's Blog | Planning Checklist: Upon Engagement

Hello Brides and Grooms To Be!

I’m Ruby the Rochester Bride! As a newlywed of the Rochester area, I love sharing my knowledge of the wedding experience with newly engaged couples. This week I can’t wait to share with you some tips and pointers about creating your own planning checklist starting with what to do upon engagement! 

  1. Set the date and time.
  2. Determine budget and type of wedding.
  3. Select attendants.
  4. Start putting a guest list together that fits your budget.
  5. Announce your engagement in the newspaper.
  6. Parents may host engagement parties.
  7. Select wedding consultant.
  8. Select place for ceremony.
  9. Select reception site.
  10. Select florist.
  11. Select color scheme.
  12. Select photographer.
  13. Select videographer.
  14. Select music for the ceremony and reception.
  15. Select caterer.
  16. Select rentals (tent, chairs, tables, linens, chair covers).
  17. Select wedding gown, headpiece, veil, accessories, shoes, and stockings.
  18. Schedule engagement portrait.
  19. Plan honeymoon and, if necessary, apply for passports.