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You just got engaged, now what?

By: The GrandWay
December 26, 2023

Congrats! You just got engaged but what now, it’s hard to know where to start?

This is so exciting, now you get to begin planning your big day! Planning a wedding can feel overwhelming, but our team at The GrandWay understands your needs so we wanted to make sure you knew the next steps to follow.


Call family and friends, pop some sparkling wine/champagne and cheers! This is a moment to cherish and enjoy. Take time to let this special moment soak in and share time with those closest to you to celebrate it.

Discuss your timeframe.

Do you want to get married quickly or have a longer engagement? Once you generally know how long you need to plan your wedding, then you can move forward with other plans.

Pick a season to have your wedding.

It’s easier to choose a particular date if you know what season you want to be married in. Some couples already have a specific date in mind and that is great! There are benefits to remaining flexible, however, if you have a particular date in mind, that will narrow down venues for you.

Discuss your wedding style. 

Do you want a buffet, sit-down meal, cocktail style? Fancy or casual? Outdoor or Indoor? Elegant or farm chic? Knowing what style or kind of wedding you want is the beginning of thinking about how your wedding will look and feel.

Discuss your budget.

For most couples, this is the hardest step – but it is the most important! If you have a set budget upfront, that will help guide all your decisions on the venue, food, guests, decor, etc. You need to both be on board with the budget and agree to stick to it. 

Don’t get too wrapped up in the minor details at the beginning of your engagement. Things like wedding party details, decor, etc, can all wait until the big items are done. If you’re eager to get started at looking at venues to help get a date/timeline picked (so Aunt Judy will stop asking you!), then check out our blog on Key Questions to Ask When Viewing A Wedding Venue. This will help you stay on track when visiting some great spaces.


Our team of Wedding Coordinators is here to help you plan your big day.  Reach out today to book a tour of our modern and “Grand” space. We have flexible spaces available! 

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