As a reminder, in our Current Couple Spotlight series, we’re asking some of our clients who are in the midst of wedding prep about what has been most surprising, most stressful, and most exciting about this process. And hopefully their experiences can help to shed a little light on wedding planning for some newly engaged couples out there. Of course we’ll talk to both partners in each couple separately in order to get the whole story!
Sarah + Chris – January 2022
How long have you been with your fiancé/e, and how long will you have been engaged on your wedding day?
Sarah: On our wedding day, Chris and I will have been together for two and a half years with 17 months of engagement.
Chris: We’ll have been together for two years and eight months on our wedding to be precise. But we’ll have been engaged for 16 months.
Since getting engaged, what has been the biggest surprise to you in regards to the wedding planning process?
Sarah: Honestly, how quickly everything has come together. We already have so much planned after only two months!
Chris: The overall price of a wedding is overwhelming. I can’t believe how much it all costs.
What aspect of wedding planning have you found to be the most stressful and why?
Sarah: It was really stressful when we had to change our actual wedding date, but Michelle helped us decide on another date that we’ve fallen in love with. She’s been a huge help with this!
Chris: I’d definitely say that the guest list has caused us the most stress. You have to make sure you’re thinking of everyone important, but balancing that with a budget and other constraints is tough.
How (if at all) has COVID affected your wedding plans?
Sarah: The pandemic hasn’t had a whole lot of an effect on our wedding quite yet. However, it did prevent us from being able to tour certain venues or to see hotel rooms for the block.
Chris: At this point, COVID hasn’t affected our plans.
What about your wedding day are you most looking forward to?
Sarah: I can’t wait to see Chris’s face for the first time that day as I walk down the aisle.
Chris: I’m looking forward to our first dance as husband and wife.
What advice would you give to a newly engaged couple?
Sarah: Planning can be stressful, but make sure you still have fun working on the wedding together. This day is about the two of you; it should be happy and fun!
Chris: Try not to get too stressed out. Enjoy planning all the details, and everything will come together.
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