You’re Engaged!!!

Getting that ring on your finger is such an epic moment for any bride. The joy, excitement and pure rush of energy that follows is unlike anything else. You call your friends, you laugh, you cry. It’s a whirlwind and before you know it, you’re looking at a florist, caterer and being torn in half by bridesmaids with differing tastes. Far too often, we have brides come to us at Chancey Charm completely exhausted. They say, “I thought I could do it myself, but it’s taking over my life!” or “I don’t know where to go from here or how to fix the decisions I’ve made that are now causing road blocks.”

My advice, other than hiring a planner from the start :), is sticking to a process and knowing there is a method to the madness. Take a deep breath, sit down with your fiancé and family (yes, this is a marriage-building activity) and get an accurate budget and guest count before looking at a single magazine or wedding blog. Talk about expectations and…

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