What Is The First Thing To Decide When Planning a Wedding?

Wedding planning can be a daunting task for anyone. From selecting the perfect venue to picking out the dress, there are countless decisions to be made. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the endless options vying for your attention. But there is one thing that deserves your focus from the very start: deciding the first thing to prioritize in your wedding planning process.

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Why is Deciding the First Thing Important?

Reduce Stress and Overwhelm: Investing your time and energy in the first decision of wedding planning can drastically reduce stress and overwhelm down the road. When you make this decision early on in the process, it sets the foundation for the rest of the planning to flow more easily. When you feel confident in your first decision, you’ll be more prepared to tackle the other tasks waiting for you.

Define Priorities and Budget: Deciding the first thing helps you to clarify your priorities and budget. Ask yourself, what is most important to you and your partner? Is it the date, location, or type of ceremony? Different couples will have different priorities, and that’s okay! Knowing what matters most to you will help you stay within your means and make your wedding day everything you hoped it would be.

Create a Clear Timeline: Finally, deciding the first thing will help you create a clear timeline for the rest of your planning. By knowing what needs to be done first, you’ll have a better idea of what should come next. This can take a lot of the guesswork out of the planning process and help you to stay organized.


With so many decisions to be made, deciding the first thing may seem like a small detail. However, it can make all the difference in your wedding planning experience. By taking the time to prioritize and plan, you’ll be on your way to creating the wedding of your dreams. So, take a deep breath and start off on the right foot by deciding the first thing on your list.

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“You will find that most times you have a vision of what it is that you want to accomplish and that’s most important. It allows you to work backwards and make cuts and changes that will still reflect the overall outcome you wish to achieve. What good is splurging on one particular item if it doesn’t result in the overall outcome you were trying to create?

-Emily, Co-Founder, The Gardens of Weber Manor

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When I say that pictures and videos do not do this space justice, that is an understatement!! The Gardens of Weber Manor, in all of its whimsy and magic, is truly a perfect little nook in the heart of the Redlands. No matter what the vision or mood board, this venue and its versatility will allow you to transform it to match your wildest dreams. Add to that the fact that Mike & Emily are the absolute sweetest owners & venue managers, and there should be NOTHING holding you back from booking a tour and picking your wedding date that same day. It is clear that they have put their heart and souls into building up The Gardens from the ground up. So whether you’re planning a wedding, anniversary, birthday or corporate event, you need not look further. 

– Alianne Valladares-Prieto

The Gardens of Weber Manor is a hidden gem. This venue is magical. I can’t express how amazing it was working with Emily and Mike. They answered every question I had and made me feel that they had everything under control at all times. The staff was awesome!!! The rooms looked beautiful!!! I want to give a special thanks to Emily it was an absolute pleasure working with you. Everything went smoothly, easily and successfully thanks to Emily and Mike and the rest of the team. We felt like family from the time we started to plan the wedding and especially on our wedding day. Thanks to the Gardens of Weber Manor for the wedding of our dreams!

– Fernanda Rodriguez

We cannot say enough good things about this venue and the owners, Emily & Mike! It is truly a hidden gem. The garden is absolutely gorgeous – you really don’t even need to decorate because the scenery has so much beauty all itself. There are so many spots throughout the venue that could be used for different parts of an event, and no matter where you turned it was a perfect photo backdrop. Our friends and family kept telling us how beautiful the venue was and wondering how we found it.

– Kyla Hill