Have a Valentine’s Day proposal?Here’s what you need to do

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Have a Valentine’s Day proposal?Here’s what you need to do


For couples who successfully propose on this romantic day, love is in the air. It’s wedding planning now, and while this may sound more stressful than happiness, there are things to avoid and consider so you can stay on track and experience the day you’ve always dreamed of.

First, a good wedding planner is a must. Many are available for free online at sites like WeddingWire.com or WeddingHappy.com.

Minted’s free wedding concierge service is also a one-stop shop – their consultants meet the newlyweds virtually to help save dates and invitations. They’ll even build a premium wedding website for $49.

For brides who love old school and have a written ledger, Knot’s best-selling “Ultimate Wedding Planner and Organizer” (Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed, $25.49) is updated for 2021 with schedules, budgets, calendars, checklists and even Etiquette pointers.

Or, check out “Your Wedding, Your Way,” an insightful new handbook by Scott Shaw and Kim Olsen. ChronicleBooks.com $22.95, available February 22.

As for the business order, Sara Fried of Fรชte Nashville Luxury Weddings likes to lock down the ceremony and reception venue immediately, which also gives you the wedding date. The sooner you do this, the sooner you’ll be able to book your big-ticket items and then enjoy filling out all the details.

When it comes to these additions, “there’s definitely going to be some personal touches added so your guests can learn more about your love story and you as a couple,” says Freed.

Save the date.Minted’s free wedding concierge service helps couples save dates and invitations.Use before date.Edible best before dates are almost too perfect to eat.

Finding a photographer is another important early step. Fried advises couples not to skimp on photography, because that’s your forever keepsake. “Look for photographers who are good at capturing candid moments and true color,” she says.

To capture every memorable moment without breaking your budget, Shoot.com is a service that matches vetted photographers with clients in 60 U.S. cities.

After 30 minutes of free shooting, you’ll receive a digital gallery of over 40 photos for $295, or you can purchase individual photos. As of March 1st, they will be partnering with Shutterfly.com to offer even more options.

planning kit.The Knot’s best-selling “ultimate wedding planner and organizer” includes schedules, budgets, calendars, checklists, and even etiquette guides.

Keep in mind that supply chain issues and shipping delays are still an issue, so more couples are choosing to stay local for all their wedding needs. Hometown Flower Co. is a sustainable florist based in Huntington, NY that only works with local suppliers to maintain quality control.

Co-founder Jaclyn Rutigliano said: “Through our relationships with growers, we work together on a weekly basis to make sure we stay informed about upcoming blooms so we know what works for our upcoming designs.”

Here we’ve found some interesting items you might want to put on your new wedding list.

Engagement photo.Don’t be stingy with photography, because that’s your forever souvenir.sundae cruz

Engrave your partner’s name or future wedding date on this super chic bracelet – you won’t miss any anniversaries.$2,800 by Stephanie Gottlieb

Why wait until you call your crew? Send a scented candle and request a wedding party, printed on recycled glass containers handcrafted by female artisans.Small Market $44

Give your party guests the freedom to doodle and record happiness wishes in this beautifully embroidered guest book. Rifle Paper Company $50.

bracelet.Put your partner’s name on a chic bracelet.bracelet.You can add future wedding dates to the bracelet and never miss any anniversaries.

Never forget your new engagement ring in this playful decoupage oyster jewelry plate.Navy Blue Store $44

These edible preserve dates are almost too perfect to eat. Saint Michel Bakeshop at 462 Irving Blvd, Brooklyn starting at $75 for 12 (delivery, delivery, or pickup)

Looking for a unique and fun way to share your save the date with guests? These telegrams are blank so you can leave any message you like, then cover it with a scratch-off sticker so guests have to find a surprise. Inklings Paperie is $6 a box or $20 a box of 6.10% off any order placed before the end of March with code “NYPOST”

Oyster jewelry plate.Store your new engagement ring safely in the jewelry tray.Candle.Give a candle and ask for a wedding.Guestbook.Let your wedding guests write happy wishes on the embroidered guest book.

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