This week a new survey of single women in the UK showed that 59 percent have started their wedding planning, even though an engagement isn’t in sight. This reflects a growing trend that’s been reported a lot this year — more women are beginning their wedding planning in advance of their engagement.
Of course, this raises the question of whether it’s too early to start planning. When it comes to the big things, it might be. It cuts your fiance out of the planning altogether, so can make him feel left out of the big day.
The trend might be a reflection of women looking at wedding websites and Pinterest and getting firmer ideas of what they like and don’t like. It’s fine to come into wedding planning with some inspiration and ideas, but don’t forget to be a bit flexible, especially if it will allow your future husband to be a part of the planning.
When it comes to the details of your wedding, you’ll also want to find great vendors and book them in for your chosen date — something you can’t do before you’ve gotten engaged. An easy way of finding great vendors in the Northern Virginia area is by checking out our member directory!