Reese, Natalie, LeAnn….you?? Happy Engagement, new BTB!

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Well, if you found a ring under the tree or at the stroke of midnight, you are not alone!  Congratulations!  Over forty percent of our nation’s engagements take place between November 15 and February 15, so there you have it.

First things first – enjoy this time!  Do NOT run around looking at bridal magazines and blogs and driving your fiance insane.  It’s early days.  Let it sink in.  As a pro planner with over 300 weddings under my belt, I can also say NOT to think you must book a reception location immediately.  That is a falsehood.  As a matter of fact, I usually won’t take a wedding client over 9 months out.  Trust me when I tell you that you will change your mind on every little facet of the wedding, including location, about three times.  Think big picture – think marriage!  Think in broad terms of size, style, climate and think wedding planner – he/she is an absolute necessity in guiding you through the madness!

Please send a photo of your ring to us, so we can post.  Things you CAN think about:  dress shopping (if you are going to New York for a weekend of it), an engagement photo shoot (see Style Me Pretty for the best in your area), hiring a planner (even if only for “day of”) and meeting each others’ families if you have not done so already.  Please direct other questions to the comment section and we’ll be happy to answer ALL of them!  And YES, “How to Hire A Wedding Planner” post is coming!!!!

Do email us at info@dolceparties.com to set up an informative and complimentary consultation – and visit our website for some inspiration!  We’re so happy for you!  Enjoy this time and know that you don’t have to rush!

About lseccuro

As a mom, lifestyle expert, surfer and event planner, I love to discover the next uber-cool thing! Whether it's a shoe, a wine, a food, a photographer, a designer, a blog, a flower or a travel spot, you can find me trolling for it! I also like to blog about the kids and how running a household like this keeps me grounded. I love all things beautiful, but mostly Mr. F4 and the little ones, Ava and Leo. Things I love: sparkly anything, homecooked meals, snowy white sheets, holidays, photography, monograms, antique silver, reading everything I can get my hands on, Pilates, learning anything new, antiquing, gardening, collecting cookbooks and shoes, mixing slouchy sofas w/ sleek chairs, collecting china, the beach, Ruzzetti & Gow seashells, seersucker, Sharpies, Chanel lipgloss, counting my blessings. Drop me an email or a comment and I look forward to meeting you!

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