Congratulations – you’re engaged!  We’re so happy to share this special time with you and we can’t wait to start planning the wedding of your dreams.  When it comes to tying the knot, you may be feeling a mixture of happiness, excitement, and unsure of where to begin.  From the dress to the venue, there are so many things to think about over these next few weeks and months. But – you’re in luck!  We’ve crafted a complete checklist with step-by-step instructions that’ll send you racing to the altar in no time!

Pink Romantic Invitation Suite & Vow Notebooks | The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist | Ashley Spangler Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

It’s your first few months of being engaged.  You’ve got the ring and the man you finally get to call your fiance.  This part of your love story should be spent in celebration and anticipation of what amazing things are to come in your future.

Bride Twirling in Dress with Tulle Skirt | The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist | Ashley Spangler Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

It’s time to get the planning started!  These months should be dedicated to researching and planning what you want incorporated in your big day.  This time doesn’t have to be just work because you can turn several of these into fun things to do with your future spouse!

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As your wedding is fast approaching, it’s time to pay attention to details.  Think of what things you will see at the ceremony and reception as well as things that will happen behind the scenes.

Bride & Groom Dancing on Front Porch | The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist | Ashley Spangler Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

You’re almost to the altar!  Take in these last few months as an engaged couple and be sure to spend plenty of time together before tying the knot.  As your wedding day nears, it’s important to keep organized and be sure that everything is ready to go for your big day.

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