The holidays are the beginning of a very special time – not only to celebrate Christmas and the New Year, but it’s a very popular time for Pittsburgh engagements! The proposal is such a magical time and for most brides-to-be it feels like a whirlwind of activity and excitement. Though you should definitely take some time to soak up the moment, it’s certainly hard to wait when it comes to planning your beautiful day.
Want to begin your Pittsburgh wedding planning or just not sure what to do first? Consider some of these options to make the entire process a little less stressful:
Go get that manicure: Head to your favorite Pittsburgh nail salon and enjoy an afternoon of pampering while you get your nails shaped and polished – you’ll be showing off that gorgeous new ring to friends and family and you want to make sure your nails don’t distract from it’s beauty!
Find inspiration: Whether you’ve been dreaming about this day for years or you just don’t know where to start, looking for wedding inspiration is fun, but the multitude of options can also feel overwhelming. Create a Pinterest board or file on your computer to save wedding inspiration, or create a collection tab on Instagram to save images from Pittsburgh wedding vendors and wedding photographers.
Think about wedding venues: Pittsburgh has an amazing assortment of wedding venues to choose from that match any style. You’ll need to settle on a venue before securing the date, so it’s a good idea to know the availability and pricing options from those at the top of the list.
Book an engagement shoot: Aside from having gorgeous engagement photos for your own albums, you’ll want to use images from the engagement shoot in save-the-date cards and other wedding stationery. Book a photographer as soon as possible, especially since engagement season creates even more demand for Pittsburgh wedding photographers.
Visit Pittsburgh wedding vendors: Once you have the basics in place, it’s time to branch out and find Pittsburgh wedding vendors that can provide flowers, cake, décor and everything else you’ll want for your wedding. If you need help with referrals, consider hiring a wedding planner or ask your engagement photographer about vendor recommendations.
Engagement season is romantic and exciting for couples – contact me today if you’d like to learn more about engagement shoots or wedding photography!