Happy Holidays to everyone!! As we wind down from the glitter and excitement of Christmas and Hanukah, there are many of you who really got something that sparkles as your holiday gift this year!
The holiday season is one of the most popular for engagements - although it has not been scientifically proven, my theory is that it might have something to do with the fact that everyone is in a giving mood, and it's the perfect time to get down on bended knee in front of EVERYONE to pop the question :)
Now what? You've got that gorgeous ring on your finger - has your mind starting racing? If so, let me put the brakes on for you..for a moment. The best piece of advice I can give you is to take 72 hours (3 days) and just soak in the wonder of saying "Yes, I'll marry you". This is a time that's so wonderful and emotional...so you need to enjoy every minute. That means for 3 days, no talk of wedding plans, no speculation of budgets, no looking at wedding websites and magazines...nada, nothing. For the next 72 hours..just look at each other and realize what a special time this is in your lives.
On day 4 - you can get started. I might be a bit biased on my next statement - but what the heck! Start compiling a short list of professional wedding planners to contact. You can go online, through local wedding websites and magazines or you can ask friends who've recently married..but don't wait on this part of the equation. Pulling together an awesome wedding celebration, no matter what your budget, is truly more than a notion. As planners, we can help you look at the situation from a realistic standpoint - not through rose colored glasses. And no - we are not a luxury. We are the ones who can truly make your event sing a majestic song, and keep you sane during the process.
So, if you got engaged on Christmas Eve - you've got one more day to stare at that ring. Did he pop the question on Christmas Day? The 29th is your date to get things started. This can be a great process for everyone involved...just be realistic and clear from the jump on what's important to you in the long run.
And if you are getting hitched in the Baltimore-D.C. area, give me a ring (no pun intended) - my team and I would be honored to make your wedding the most magical day ever......