What to Expect at Your First Consultation

Congratulations! You’ve filled out the online form and have scheduled an appointment. It’s tempting to want to try and plan everything in one sitting but that is often a recipe for immense stress. We prefer to have more than one consultations to alleviate the overwhelming feelings. Here are some tips we’eve found helps individuals during their first consultation:

  • Keep in mind the first consultation is just to get your ideas down and see where you are in the planning process.
  • It’s helpful to have an idea of how many guests and your overall budget for your event handy.
  • Feel free to bring any photos you have found inspirational during your planning process.
  • BREATHE! You may be just starting your planning process and might not know the answers to all the questions right now. Like most people, life gets crazy. We understand that you may not have had a chance to figure out everything or maybe you have no idea where to start. Again, we are here to help you every step of the way!

Online resources we’ve found to be helpful in planning:

165 wedding planning checklists, forms, and worksheets you can download and print. Includes printables for budgeting, guest lists, timelines, photography, flowers, and more. Pages fit in any three-ring binder or standard notebook. Just print and start planning your wedding today! Each printable page is available for free, or you can choose customizable versions for just $5.00 each. Please note this is not a FTDF sponsored website and we have no connection to this organization; it’s a resource for you to use.