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Newly Engaged Checklist

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Recently engaged + unsure where to begin? We get it, the wedding planning process can be a bit overwhelming at first! We’re here to share a few tips on how to start + enjoy this exciting time in your life!

1. Share the news

Enjoy this special occasion – you’re engaged! Tell your family + friends – they’ll be celebrating right there with you. Have a small celebration, or plan an engagement party!

2. Set your timeline

Wedding planning takes time! There are so many details to account for. Start thinking about when you want to get married, the time of the year and where the wedding will be.

3. Discuss your wedding budget

Sit down with your partner + allocate a certain amount for each category. [p.s. – when it comes to budgeting for your wedding dress, make sure you have a separate budget for alterations!]

4. Determine your vision

It’s time to start thinking about your style! Are you leaning towards clean + classic or are pops of color more your thing? Pinterest is a great place to start, and lucky for you – we’ve gathered plenty of inspiration!

5. Search for your venue + vendors

Most venues book up a year in advance, or more. With 2022 – 2023 being some of the busiest wedding years ever, it’s important to book your venue first! From there, look for your photographer, florist and other vendors.

6. Choose your bridal party

It’s so special having your closest family + friends be a part of your day. If you’re having a bridal party, make sure you ask in advance so they have time to prepare for the big day!

7. Go wedding dress shopping

We saved the best for last! It’s never too early to start looking for your dream wedding dress! At La Jeune Mariee, we pride ourselves on our size-inclusive selection of wedding dresses, diverse price point, and world-class collection of designers. With this selection, our team of expert stylists, and our ability to customize every look, we trust that your dream gown is waiting for you here!

When you’re ready to start shopping, give us a ring at 614.228.2700 or click below to submit an appointment request – we can’t wait to have you in!

La Jeune Mariee bridal boutique in Columbus, Ohio
photography: @starling_studio

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