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6 Steps to Get Started Planning Your Wedding

Planning a wedding is a big deal, and you might be feeling overwhelmed. Don’t worry, you can plan everything you need by staying organized and sticking to your plan. Here are some tips to help you get started.

1. Enjoy Your Engagement

It’s easy to get distracted by everything you need to do, and forget why you got engaged in the first place. Remember to spend some quality time with your fiance, and record your happiness with lots of pictures of the two of you. Have fun with it.

2. Let Your Parents Know

Most parents will appreciate being the first ones to know about your engagement, so remember to tell them early. Once you have, parents will be happy to help you plan your wedding with suggestions and by accompanying you to your appointments. You can get other people to help you prepare, like close friends and relatives. Remember, you don’t have to plan alone.

3. Buy a Notebook to Keep Track

Since most people are really busy, it’s easy to lose track or forget about deadlines for your wedding. If you buy a calendar or journal to keep your notes, it will help you stay organized. You can write it down in a traditional notebook, or keep track on your phone or tablet. Use the method that works best for you.

4. Set the Date

The date of your wedding is the driver for everything else, so knowing the exact date is important. Once you have a date, you can figure out timelines for everything else.

5. Book a Venue

Venues get booked up faster than you might think, so it’s the first thing you need to get a firm date on. Pretty much everything else is dependent on where and when you are having the wedding and reception.

6. Decide on a Budget

Your budget will determine most of the details of your wedding and reception. It will also be a big factor in how many people you can invite, and what kind of menu you will have. Figure out what is affordable, and then stick to your budget.