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  • Carrolyn Salazar

Embracing Engagement Season: Ivory Room's Guide to Wedding Planning

Ah, engagement season—the time when love is in the air, and couples embark on a journey towards their happily ever after. As the sparkle of a new engagement settles in, the journey of planning a wedding begins. At Ivory Room we understand the thrill and excitement that come with this special time. To help brides-to-be navigate the whirlwind of wedding preparations, we've crafted a comprehensive wedding planning checklist.


Celebrating the Engagement


The joyful phase after saying "Yes!" is a time for celebration. Bask in the happiness, share the news with loved ones, and revel in the magic of your new chapter together. Here's where to begin:


1. Announcement & Celebration: Spread the exciting news to family and friends.

2. Ring Sizing & Insurance: Ensure the perfect fit for your engagement ring and consider getting it insured.

3. Set a Date Range: Discuss and decide on a general timeframe for your wedding.

4. Create a Vision Board: Gather inspiration for your dream wedding by creating a vision board or Pinterest board.


Bridal Gown Shopping


At Ivory Room, we specialize in helping brides find their dream wedding dress. Here are steps to consider when selecting the perfect gown:


1. Research & Inspiration: Begin browsing bridal magazines (Today's Bride), websites, and social media for gown styles you love.

2. Book Your Appointments: Schedule appointment with bridal boutique to try on gowns. Make sure you try on various styles to find the silhouette that suits you best.

4. Accessories & Alterations: Explore accessory options and finalize alterations for the chosen gown.


Vendor Selection


Choosing the right vendors can significantly impact your wedding day. Consider these steps:


1. Venue Selection: Scout potential venues that align with your vision and accommodate your guest list.

2. Photographer/Videographer: Research and book a photographer/videographer whose style resonates with you.

3. Caterer & Cake Baker: Taste test menus and cakes before finalizing your choices.

4. Entertainment & Florist: Find the right DJ, band, or other entertainment, and discuss floral arrangements.


Details & Logistics


The finer details contribute to the overall ambiance of your wedding. Take note of these essential steps:


1. Invitations & RSVPs: Design and send out invitations, and manage RSVPs.

2. Wedding Party Attire: Coordinate attire for the bridal party.

3. Wedding Registry: Create a registry to help guests select gifts.

4. Hair & Makeup Trials: Schedule trials for hair and makeup to ensure the perfect look for the big day.

5. Finalize Timelines & Details: Confirm schedules, seating arrangements, and other logistics.


Final Preparations


As the wedding day approaches, wrap up loose ends and prepare for the celebration:


1. Final Fittings & Rehearsals: Attend final gown fittings and coordinate wedding rehearsals.

2. Confirm Details with Vendors: Reconfirm arrangements with all vendors to ensure smooth execution.

3. Create Day-of Timeline: Develop a detailed schedule for the wedding day.

4. Relax & Enjoy: Take time to relax, pamper yourself, and cherish these last moments before your wedding.


At Ivory Room, we take immense pride in being part of your wedding journey. From helping you find the perfect dress to guiding you through the preparations, our goal is to make your special day as beautiful and stress-free as possible.


Embrace this engagement season wholeheartedly. Celebrate love, cherish every moment, and trust that with proper planning and support, your wedding day will be a reflection of your unique love story—a day to treasure for a lifetime. Cheers to love, laughter, and happily ever after!



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