If you’re reading this, congrats, because it means that you’ve recently said “yes” to the person of your dreams. While you may still be soaking up the post-yes bliss, we know that you’ve got work to do and we’re here to help you make the most of your engagement. Below, you’ll find three things to do right after saying “yes” – from spreading the news to finding your wedding vendors – that will surely set you up for wedding planning success.

Tell Your Loved Ones

Call your family and friends and let them know about the exciting news! They will be so happy you took the time to let them know before updating your Facebook status. It can be helpful to make a list together of everyone who needs to know before the Internet does to avoid any hurt feelings.

Set a Budget

Setting a budget may not sound like a lot of fun, but it’s an important step to cross off your list early in the wedding planning process. If you’re trying to plan a wedding without breaking the bank, you’ll have to make a list of must-haves and things that you can negotiate on.

Setting a budget doesn’t mean there’s no fun to be had – on the contrary, really! If your budget is tight, simply round up your crafty friends or bridesmaids to help DIY things from decorations to bouquets to place cards and invitations.

Choose a Venue and Set a Date

Now that you know your guest count and budget, you can start the venue search! Do you want a local or destination wedding? If you’re having problems choosing a venue, speak to each venue manager and get a feel for their personalities. Who you vibe with best will definitely be telling of the treatment you’ll receive on your big day! Lastly, don’t forget to come prepared with questions and take photos as you begin to tour venues!

Looking for the most beautiful and unique outdoor venue in Joplin, MO? Contact Greenwood Springs Event Center to schedule your tour!