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The Newly Engaged Checklist

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POP THAT CHAMPAGNE, BABE! He asked, you said yes… now what?! I’m sure you’ve already done a TON of celebrating – but if not, pause your reading and get to it 😉

But seriously, now that you’re starting to get used to the idea that you are going to marry your best friend… what’s next? How do you get from this point to when you’re walking down the aisle, IN ONE PIECE??? That’s where I come in!

If you’re like me, you turn to Pinterest for inspiration. However, sometimes the volume of content while scrolling through Pinterest can be a tad overwhelming.

As a full-time wedding photographer and a recent bride – I’M HERE TO HELP!

I’ve put together The Newly Engaged Checklist to help you navigate this exciting chapter.

1. CREATE A BUDGET

This can be the trickiest one – but this will help with the rest of your decisions. If you two can nail down a budget, you’ll be able to see how far your money will stretch/what’s worth it & what’s not. The Knot has a free Wedding Budget Planner to help make your lives a little bit easier!

2. RESEARCH WEDDING VENUES

Refer back to step one… if you HAVE to have a certain wedding venue that is wayyyy out of budget, be realistic with yourselves. If it truly is a necessity, what else can you cut back on? Flowers? Food? Number of guests?

3. TOUR WEDDING VENUES

Looking at pictures of a venue online is completely different than seeing it in person. Get a feel for your dream space.

4. CONFIRM YOUR WEDDING DATE

If the date you have in mind isn’t available, ask yourselves if it’s negotiable or if the date you are picking has a certain meaning to you. 

5. BOOK YOUR VENUE

Seal the deal, girlfriend! As soon as you get the go-ahead, jump on it! Venues (especially in 2022 and 2023) book quickly!

6. BOOK YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Your photographer is an investment helping you create beautiful photos to cherish for the rest of your lives. Make sure you get along with your photographer; honestly, you end up spending more of your wedding day with your photographer than you do with your spouse! Find someone whose editing style & personality draws you in.

Now that you have The Newly Engaged Checklist to follow, let’s get to it! Drop your email below if you would like to chat about my work and how I can help your day be the best day ever!! 

Xx, Morgan

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I'm Morgan, Your New wedding bestie

Here's what you should know about me: If I could eat pizza rolls for the rest of my life - I would, coffee is my blood type, and FRIENDS is my favorite show to binge. Let's be friends!

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