Eight Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Planning Your Wedding

Updated: Mar 19

For some, your wedding may be one of the most exciting and important milestones you will face in life’s journey. While for others, the thought of having to plan a wedding is one of the scariest tasks you’ll have to face.

What are your feelings towards planning a wedding? Are you excited? Nervous? Or are you just looking for a place to start?

If no one has told you before, planning a wedding does not have to be an unbearable task. This list contains 8 questions to ask yourself before you plan your wedding.

1. How do we want our wedding to look and feel?

This may be one of the most important questions you’ll have to answer when it comes to planning your big day. The look you establish will set the tone for the arrangements, the location you choose, and even the wedding invitations you send out. One way to approach coming up with a look and feel for your dream day is to characterize your wedding. Do you want it to be elegant yet welcoming? Or maybe you want it to have a simple look with an intimate feel. Considering these early on will help you on your road to the perfect day!

2. What is a comfortable budget for you and your fiancé?

First and foremost, your wedding does not have to break the bank. Read that again.

Establishing a budget for your big day primarily depends on what you are willing to spend and what details are a MUST for you. Once you have figured out how much you are willing to spend on your wedding you can allocate costs where you see necessary.

Some common wedding costs include a venue, catering, photography, attire, entertainment, decor, and a wedding planner.

3. Should we have an outdoor or indoor wedding?

The time of the year and your desired location for the ceremony will play a big part in whether you will be able to accomplish your dream outdoor or indoor wedding. If an outdoor wedding is a must for you, consider spring, summer, and early fall for the special day. Indoor weddings, most of the time, can be held anytime during the year. Also, consider the setting and venue you choose will have a say in the cost.

4. What colors do we want for our special day?

Colors will compliment the look and feel that you want to accomplish. Consider colors that work for the season you want to wed in or even some colors that you are drawn to. It can also be helpful to ask others and consult with different color p