My boyfriend of four years proposed on December 21st at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and we're both so excited!
Having been planning my someday wedding since I was young, I know all the parts and pieces that go into planning a wedding, but now the time has finally come and I feel like a deer in headlights. Where do I go from here?!
So far, I've narrowed down a color scheme, a wedding dress, invite design, save the date design, and we're touring our strong contender for the venue tomorrow.
...but then what? Not having thrown many parties in my time, I'm not sure how to put this all together so my guests have a good time and aren't left staring at each other awkwardly in a "so, what are we supposed to be doing?" way.
Our budget is low at a "soft" $8,000. No matter what, we do not want to exceed $10,000. I would like to put on a nice, small wedding without putting ourselves into too much debt.
With that being said, and clearly having no direction, should I hire a wedding coordinator? Are they unnecessary, or have they saved you from pulling your hair out? If you have used a wedding planner (or ARE using a wedding planner), who did you choose?
Thanks for your help, ladies!