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I'm Newly Engaged, What Should I Do First?

Congratulations! You've just said yes to the love of your life, and now the world of wedding planning begins. So, if you're wondering what to do first now that you're newly engaged, let me share some light-hearted advice from behind the lens.

Pop the Champagne

First things first, take a moment to celebrate your engagement. Share the news with your loved ones, pop the champagne, and enjoy this milestone in your journey together. Don't worry about the details just yet; there will be plenty of time for that later! 

Set your Vision

Once the initial excitement settles, it's time to start thinking about the big picture. Sit down with your partner and discuss your vision for the wedding. Do you want a large wedding or an intimate gathering? Are you dreaming of a romantic beach ceremony or a rustic barn wedding? This is your chance to set your vibes for the big day.

Set Your Budget

Next up, set a budget. Money talk may not be the most glamorous part of wedding planning, but it's essential to know what you're working with. Be realistic about your finances and prioritise what's most important to you. Whether it's the venue, the dress, or the photographer (hint, hint), figure out where you want to allocate your funds.

Gather Inspiration

Now comes the fun part - start brainstorming ideas for your dream wedding and planning those Pinterest boards! Gather inspiration from wedding blogs, magazines, and Instagram. Get creative and think outside the box. Remember, this is your chance to showcase your personalities as a couple.

Book Your Vendors Early

Last but certainly not least, book your vendors early. From the venue to the florist to the caterer, the best vendors tend to book up quickly, especially during peak wedding season. And don't forget to reach out to your photographer early in the planning process. As a wedding photographer, I can't stress enough the importance of finding the right team to bring your vision to life.

Overall, remember to enjoy the process, stay true to yourselves, and most importantly, savour every moment of this journey. And when the big day arrives, rest assured knowing that your wedding photographer has got your back, ready to capture every moment. Cheers to the happy couple!

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