First of all, congratulations on your engagement. This Is where the excitement starts to build. The idea of wedding planning can be a story of two halves. On one side you are excited to get started. You will be brimming with ideas and full of inspiration. On the other side, you may start to feel a little overwhelmed.

You may be thinking about your budget and all the little things that all of a sudden add up. But rest assured it can be a pleasant and easy process. I thought I would share with you some of the easy things that you can get started with soon. The rest will follow I assure you.

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Know your budget

First of all, it may be not be the nicest subject to discuss, but it is essential to know your budget. Or at least have an idea of what you want to spend. The thing is, a wedding can cost exactly what you want it to cost. So knowing what it is you want to spend will be essential to sticking within your means. The last thing you want to do is book vendors and lose any deposits if it comes to you cancelling at some point down the line. You may want to find out if the family is wants to contribute to the wedding as well.

Get a date set

The next thing to organise is the date. Do you have one in mind? Do you know the time of year you want to marry? Sometimes, depending on how long you have to plan, you may need to open to dates because venues may be booked. But if you at least have a month or time of year then this will help you set a date. You might want to consider a memorable date, perhaps the anniversary of your first date, for example.

Do you have a theme in mind

The next nice thing to think about is a theme. Do you want one? A theme doesn’t have to be anything specific. It could just be a color scheme that you wish to stick to throughout your decoration and venue dressing.

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Get the rings sorted

One of the most important parts of the day is the exchange of vows and wedding rings. So there is no harm in getting your wedding rings sorted. At least you will know that part of the wedding is taken care of straight away. You may want to consider a custom work from DeSumma & Wexler. This will mean that your rings will be a little more unique.

Time for the fun bit

It is never too soon to book in with a bridal shop and go and try on dresses. Some women find a dress from the beginning. Others may need to try on a few. The best advice is to have an open mind. The style you think won’t look good can quite often be the style you end up picking.

I hope this helps you get started with your wedding planning. Remember to enjoy it.


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