What comes first when wedding planning? Announcing your engagement? Nailing down your wedding budget? Hiring a planner? While all of these to-dos certainly need to be checked off your list early on, the first stage in wedding planning is creating your wedding brand.
While we can plan well, there are things beyond our control. It's only a disaster if you think it's a disaster. If you laugh about it and carry on, everyone else will follow your lead and consider your wedding a success.