I’m Engaged! Now What?

By Bailey's Fine Jewelry on April 25th, 2019

6 Ways to Rock Your Wedding Planning

The moment has arrived! You’re engaged to the love of your life, you have the engagement ring of your dreams and now it’s time to plan the wedding you’ve always wanted, but where do you start? There’s the venue, the perfect dress, beautiful flowers, amazing food, the list goes on and on. We get it—it can seem like a lot but don’t worry, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry located in Raleigh, Greenville, and Rocky Mount, NC is here to help you plan your special day. So, take a deep breath, sit back, relax and check out these 6 tips to planning your very own dream wedding.

  1. Visualize and Get Inspired

Good news! There is a lot of inspiration out there. Whether you’re more of a Pinterest, Instagram, magazine or blog (cough, cough) follower, focus on one or two types of mediums and create your very own vision board. Pick your style, theme, colors and anything else that helps you get a good sense of direction on what you want for your big day. It can be virtually, or some old-fashioned cutting and pasting onto paper. Whatever gets you one step closer to your dream wedding!

  1. Set Your Budget

A budget is a driving factor for many wedding decisions. Sit down with any family members that will be contributing and discuss a realistic budget. If you’re paying for your wedding, take a good look at your finances and see what makes the most sense. Budgets are mainly determined by the guest list so keep that in mind as well. Once you have that magic number, set it and stick to it. Having a budget will help you make the necessary decisions further on in the planning process. To help with your budget, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry offers free lifetime sizing and cleaning for your engagement ring and wedding band—but that’s not all! Bailey’s also offers free appraisals. Your Bailey’s diamond will come with an appraisal by our certified Gemologist at no extra charge!

  1. Pick A Date

Are you thinking more of a spring wedding or interested in a winter wonderland? Whichever season or month you’re visualizing, talk to your partner, choose a date and lock it in. Having a date helps you keep all wedding plans moving forward so you can stay on schedule. Keep in mind that a lot of wedding venues are booked a year in advance during peak seasons so remember to plan ahead! But don’t forget your bride tribe. Make sure your wedding party is available on the date of your wedding so you have your best friends standing by your side. Speaking of your wedding party, at Bailey’s, we want every member of your wedding party to feel special. With the purchase of your engagement ring, we offer 15% off gifts from our Gift Gallery for your bridesmaids and groomsmen.

  1. Prioritize Your Wants and Needs

Whether it’s the food, DJ, booze or the photographer, every bride or groom has something they HAVE to have. Whatever it is, sit down with your partner and make sure both of your must-haves make the list. Choose how much of the budget you want to spend on those and compromise on the rest. As you’re checking off your needs and wants on your wedding to-do list, make sure you remember to order your partner’s bling! At Bailey’s Fine Jewelry, we’re proud to offer a unique selection of bands that fit perfectly with your engagement ring and his style. Also, if your diamond is from Bailey’s, you will receive 15% off the wedding band of your choice!  

  1. Get Organized

Like we mentioned before, when you’re planning a wedding, there are a lot of moving parts. Between all the budget numbers and contacts, it can start to get chaotic. Whether you like to use checklists, Google docs, spreadsheets or a notebook and pen, make sure you stay organized from start to finish—you’ll thank yourself later!

  1. Have Fun

While it can be hectic at times, remember this is YOUR wedding! You’ve been dreaming about this moment for years so enjoy it. Soak in all the meetings, test runs, try-ons, the great and not so great moments, because when it’s time to walk down the aisle, it will all be worth it.

As your bride-to-be journey begins, keep in mind that this is your day! Make it special, memorable and one for the books. If there is anything we can help with along the way, contact your nearest Bailey’s location.