I love doing a year review to see what worked and what didn’t work in the past year. So I am going to share with you some things that I have seen, witnessed and learned first hand from over the year of 2017 and would love to pass those on to you as your are planning your wedding.

There’s so much to do when you’re engaged! From picking your colors to planning your budget… where do you even start? Well good news, you’re starting off on the right foot by being right here- we’ll help you figure everything out!

Check out these “7 Lessons Learned” below to educate yourself and to guide you the right way on planning journey!  Let’s get started…

Know your priorities

Your wedding can’t be everything to everyone; figure out what you’re aiming for. This goes beyond just identifying your colors. Sure, you want everything to be perfect and the best but that would only leave you overwhelmed. Choose the top three priorities for the both of you and add things in as you go along.

Understand the scope of your wedding

Your mother may want 500 guests, but is that a reasonable undertaking for you? Be realistic. You more likely do not have an unlimited budget, so you have to start prioritizing what you want to invest in. You also have a stress limit; consider how much sleep is worth losing over your wedding.

Learn to delegate

Many brides are hit by a wall of stress. Everything is ahead, and everything needs to be done. You have never done this before, so you don’t’ even know where to begin or what you might be missing, it is easy to be overwhelmed.  You cannot do it all by yourself. Find people you trust and let them operate according to their strengths. Sometime that means a friend, and sometimes that means a professional. Either’s fine, but you cannot do it all.

Build Community

Your family…your friends.  They want to know what’s going on. They’ll be celebrating with you, so take time to keep them informed. It’s incredible what networking can happen from a simple conversation. Your community is important and very often helpful; don’t cut yourself off just because you are busy.


Understands that it is going to be one of the first things you learn in marriage so you want you to begin to embrace it early. If you can’t agree to disagree while engaged, how will it work for you after the wedding.

Be Flexible

There are many things that can go wrong before a wedding (and during, and after, but let’s just stick to before for now). From realizing your dream dress wouldn’t come in on time, or finding out your dream venue is booked for the next five years, at some point your vision and goals will be stunted. In the end it won’t affect whether or not you get married. You can either let it ruin your mood, or find the next best option.

Keep your eye on the prize

In the end, your wedding isn’t really about your wedding; it’s about your marriage. One day with 300 hundred people is not nearly as important as the rest of your life with that one special someone.

Are your priorities straight? Are you spending more time on the wedding than with your future spouse or your family?  We would love to help plan your upcoming wedding! We are available in the Central Wisconsin area & beyond! Contact us today.  We want to help you make 2018 a year of memories and your upcoming marriage that will have you celebrating throughout this year.

Sincerely Blessed!