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  • Writer's pictureEmily Talerico

Post-proposal chats: 3 crucial conversations to have with your partner

They asked the question, and you said YES!!! Congratulations on your engagement! This is such an exciting time for you and your partner, and I'm thrilled to be able to provide a little insight to help you navigate through the wedding planning journey. Before you dive into the planning process, take some time to fully enjoy and celebrate your engagement. It's important to cherish these newly engaged feelings and spend quality time together before moving forward.

Once you're ready to start planning, there are three conversations that I highly recommend having with your partner. These conversations will really help set the foundation for your wedding planning journey.

Kamloops wedding coordinator. Newlyweds standing at the end of a dock in front of Nicole Lake celebrating their wedding put on by a Kamloops Wedding Planner, Behind the Veil Weddings in Merritt BC

Who is involved?

Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, but don't worry, you're not alone! It's always a good idea to consult with your partner throughout the process. Their input and ideas are important and even if they only participate in certain aspects, making decisions together can make the planning process more enjoyable. Moving through any challenges during wedding planning will be a lot easier if you tackle them as a team. In addition to the both of you working together, discuss if there is anyone else that will be involved in your planning process such as a family member or close friend(s).

Developing the Budget

I know, I know... I used the dreaded 'B' word. As a wedding planner, I have found that most couples find setting the wedding budget to be the most nerve-wracking part of wedding planning. After all, it's not every day that you spend a large sum of money on a celebration. To begin with, it's crucial to sit down with your significant other and have an open conversation about your finances and wedding priorities. A wedding is typically a shared expense, so it's important to discuss how much you both are comfortable spending. It's also an excellent opportunity to involve your family members in the planning process. Don't be afraid to ask if they would like to contribute financially or in any other way. This way you know exactly what finances you are working with.

Identifying Your Priorities

When it comes to deciding on your wedding priorities, making a list of all the components can be a helpful start. To simplify things, rate each item on a scale of one to ten, from least to most important. Do this together and you can compare notes, discuss, and compromise on your top priorities. This exercise may be a bit stressful if your priorities differ, but don't worry. Once you have discussed and compromised on your top priorities, you'll be able to move ahead knowing what's most important to both of you. This approach makes it easier to make other decisions down the road and ensures that the wedding planning process is a joyful experience. Trust us, it's worth the effort.

Kamloops wedding coordinator. Kamloops wedding planner. Newlyweds at Nicola Lake in Merritt, BC celebrating their wedding hosted by Kamloops Wedding Planner, Behind the Veil Weddings

Take a moment to reflect on what truly matters to you both! Before you start to plan your celebration, take the time to have the open and honest conversations regarding decision making, budget, and priorities. Take a moment to reflect on what truly matters to you. Once you've had these crucial conversations together, you're ready to get started! My biggest advice? Do not book a venue or any vendors until you have set your foundation. Looking for some more advice and help from a Kamloops Wedding Planner? Contact us today!


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