Just Engaged?

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So, you recently got engaged? Congrats!!

And welcome to Green Wedding Shoes – daily wedding inspiration for creative, fashion forward couples! If it sounds like we’re describing the two of you, we’re pretty sure you’ve come to the right place! We can’t wait to help inspire you as you embark on this exciting journey together. And we really believe that being engaged is one of the best times in your life + one that should be celebrated + enjoyed – BIG TIME! :)

There are so many fun decisions ahead, so to help you navigate the planning process, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite GWS features to get you started! But before you jump right into all the details, our team of already-married gals has a little been-there-done-that advice to pass on to you!

1. This should be a really fun time together, so if things start to get a little too stressful, take a break + don’t talk wedding for a couple of days. After a little bit of time off, we have a feeling you’ll come back refreshed + ready to start at it again with a new perspective!

2. Your day should always represent the two of you! So while it’s fun to seek out creative ideas + dream about that elaborate DIY backdrop, it’s key to discuss what your priorities are and what feels like the best reflection of the two of you and your unique love!

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photo by Lauren Fair

Ready to get started?! First things first: Find some rad wedding vendors in the GWS-Approved Wedding Artist Guide!

Our Guide features top creatives from all around the country + world; many of whom have been featured right here on GWS! Find your dream wedding photographer, a killer planner, an amazing floral designer, and so much more.

Getting a jump start on your vendor hunt is a great idea, but when it comes to actually booking, we typically recommend finding your venue first. This will help set the tone for your day and (trust us!) the good ones can book fast! Check out our List of the Coolest Venues in the US! (And our list of the the top Barn Venues for your day!)

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Get Inspired.

Once you have found your venue, it’s time to start dreaming more about the type of wedding you want to have!

Browse our Inspiration Boards to get color palette + design ideas. And don’t forget to check out our past Real Weddings + Styled Shoot features for more ways to start creating your wedding vision!

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Love Flowers as much as we do?

That’s pretty much a rhetorical question, right?! We’ve put together a handy Flower Guide, divulging what flowers are available in each season. It’s perfect for checking out before meeting with your florist, or for brides who want to DIY their wedding day or bridal shower flowers!

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photo by Stephanie Williams

Looking for the perfect dress?

Check out our Fashion + Beauty section for lots of gorgeous Wedding Dress ideas, along with tons of inspiration for your Hair + Makeup, Shoes + Accessories, and ways to style your Bridal Party!

Then, stop by The GWS Shop, where we have curated the best collection of Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaid Dresses, Groom Style, Veils + Hair Accessories, Decor and more.

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photo by Katie Shuler

We are all about Engagement Photos!

On the fence about if an engagement session is right for you? We have a little insight that may help you decide! Your engagement session is a great chance to meet your photographer before the big day and get a bit more comfortable in front of the camera! (It’s not so easy at first if you’ve never done it before!) Plus, it’s so fun to get some amazing photos of the two of you to remember this special time. Get inspired for your Engagement Session with some backdrop, attire + aesthetic ideas right here!

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Okay, who’s ready to talk Honeymoon?!

One of our favorite parts of the planning process, deciding where to get away on your first great adventure as a married couple is a pretty big deal!

We’ve scouted out some amazing places that are guaranteed to work for whatever style Honeymoon you’re imagining. Picturing an adventurous glamping honeymoon? A relaxing island escape? Or maybe a romantic trip abroad? Check out some of our favorite honeymoon spots here! (And, pssst, we’re always trying to add more great places to our list! :)

 

Just in need of some good, new-fashioned Inspiration?

Check out our totally pin-able Galleries to discover and save our favorite photos to your own Pinterest boards!

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So, grab a cup of coffee (or three) and stick around for a bit! We hope you find yourself inspired by all the creative + fun features we share every week here on Green Wedding Shoes.

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Happy Wedding Planning!! ♥