Welcome to Carlette’s Corner: The official Blog for Ashley Carlette! Here you will read my thoughts & ideas on all things wedding industry related. There will be no schedule on Carlette’s Corner. I am happy to share with you my experiences, nightmares, and love stories associated with Ashley Carlette. So let’s jump right in. This first blog will of course be about non other than…
THE FIRST STEP: I’M ENGAGED!
When a couple first gets engaged I always encourage my brides to ENJOY THE MOMENT & YOUR ENGAGEMENT. Many couples dismiss the joy of being engaged to jump right into planning a wedding. Here is a list of things to do right after your engagement.
TAKE A SMALL GETAWAY. Like seriously! I recommend finding a nice hotel in your city or near area and just enjoy the weekend together. ALONE. My personal favorites on the higher end are The Post Oak , The San Luis, & Hotel Sorella. These provide multiple things to do on property. I also recommend quaint hotels in good locations such as the Beachfront Doubletree in Galveston, the newly renovated South Shore Harbor, & The Historic Tremont House. This will allow the couple to just hang out and begin discussing preliminary wedding plans.
DATE A FEW WEDDING PLANNERS. The main point of a wedding planner is to have someone with industry knowledge to be in your We look out for YOU and end up saving you a COIN or two along the way. This will be another post in itself, but most importantly make sure that you find a planner that connects with you and your family. Most wedding planners offer a free consultation to discuss your wedding, so I encourage you to take them up on this offer & see if they are a good fit for you and your family!
PICK A NIGHT! In order to keep each other sane pick a night out of the week where you will seriously sit down and discuss wedding plans for an hour+. Couples can immediately transition into 24/7 wedding planning and sometimes you forget about your relationship. We have to keep the momentum, but also at a good pace. ROME WASN’T BUILT IT A DAY, and NEITHER WILL YOUR WEDDING PLANS. This also gives you the week to come up with your own ideas and talk about it collectively on your specified night.