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Essential Tips for Planning Your Dream Wedding

Planning a wedding can be both exciting and overwhelming. With so many details to consider, it's important to stay organized and prioritize what's most important to you and your partner. Here are some wedding planning tips to help you create a memorable and stress-free celebration.

  1. Determine your budget

  2. Create a wedding email address you both share

  3. Choose a wedding date and venue

  4. Create a guest list and think about if you want children invited

  5. Choose your wedding party

  6. Decide on a wedding theme or color scheme

  7. Research and book vendors (DJ, florist, photographer, etc.)

  8. Shop for wedding attire (bridal gown, bridesmaid dresses, suits, etc.)

  9. Plan the ceremony and reception timeline

  10. Decide on ceremony and reception decor

  11. Review and negotiate vendor contracts

  12. Determine the menu and bar options

  13. Create a wedding website

  14. Send save-the-date cards and invitations

  15. Plan transportation for the wedding party and guests

  16. Book accommodations for out-of-town guests

  17. Create a day-of timeline and schedule

  18. Purchase wedding favors and thank-you gifts (optional)

Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, but breaking it down into smaller steps can make it more manageable. With the above checklist, you have a good foundation for planning your dream wedding.

Remember, at the end of the day, what matters most is that you and your partner are happy with the decisions you've made for your wedding. Don't be afraid to get creative and make your wedding a reflection of your unique personalities and style. Your wedding day is about celebrating your love and commitment to each other. Keep these tips in mind as you plan, and don't forget to enjoy the process!

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Photo by: Chantal Sokhorn 2022


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