The average engagement length is 10 months. Use our handy guide, brought to you by Makeover for Life, to prepare for your wedding without the stress and surprises:
1. Get inspired
Weddings are more personal than ever before! Personalize your celebration so it reflects you and your fiancé’s special bond. Take a look at Pinterest to see the latest in wedding trends and inspiration..
2. Make a budget
Cake, flowers, catering, and more: weddings get expensive, and fast. Use The Knot’s wedding budget tool to make sure you’re putting your money in the areas that mean the most to you.
3. Set a date
Time is going to fly! Get a head start on those wedding bells by setting a date early! Choose a talented wedding photographer to capture your engagement photos. Send your beautiful photos to your friends and family as your Save the Date announcements.
4. Plan your wedding day look
Brides in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton can plan their wedding day hair and makeup with professional help from the providers at Makeover for Life. It’s not all about hair and makeup though! Get into wedding dress shape when you work with Makeover for Life’s health coach over the course of your engagement.
5. Book your vendors
Venues fill up early! Whether you’re looking at a beachy hotel hall or a gorgeous chapel, lock in your dates ASAP. The same goes for catering, photographers, and hair and makeup artists. The earlier, the better! And don’t forget, you’ll need an officiant to lead your ceremony! If you choose to not have a religious officiant, a mobile notary can officiate weddings and make sure you get your marriage license in order.
6. Enjoy your bachelorette or bachelor party
Select your bridesmaids and your maid of honor: it’s time to party! Work with your friends to see if they want to have the night of their lives out on the town, a destination bachelorette girls’ trip, or a quiet night in together with makeovers, wellness, and more from Makeover for Life.
7. Send out invites
Make your list and check it twice. Ask for the mailing addresses of all of your loved ones so you can send them the most beautiful wedding invitations they’ve ever seen. You can go all out glam with foil paper or understated bohemian with delicate floral illustrations. It’s all up to you!
8. Write your toasts
You’ve gotten so much help from your friends and family on your way to this special day. Give them the thanks they deserve by preparing a little something to say at the rehearsal dinner and reception. If you’re not a natural public speaker, have no fear! There’s a group just for you!
9. Dress up in that white dress
Time to slip into that wedding dress! It’s your time to shine. Find your beautiful wedding dress and get your hair and makeup done for your whole party as you prep for the most important day of your life.
10. Say your vows
Take a breath! The stress of planning is all over, and it’s time to enjoy the rest of your life together. So hop on that airplane and take a honeymoon vacation you’ll never forget!