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Wedding Planning: Where to Start

If you’re reading this, you might have just gotten engaged and have no idea where to start. It can be overwhelming when you don’t know how to get the ball rolling on your planning. There are so many options when it comes to the details, and you don’t want to just aimlessly look at all that’s available. To give you some insight on how to get your wedding planning started, follow these steps!

Set up a budget

The very first thing you need to do when you get engaged is set up a financial plan. Before you look at venues, dresses, or decorations, you have to establish your budget. Evaluate your savings and take out a personal loan with low interest to set aside the amount you want to spend on your wedding. Once you have a limit set, it will keep you from going overboard when looking at options.

Go to a bridal show

When you’re unsure of what you’d like for your wedding, it can be difficult to choose between all of the vendors and locations that are in your local area. Attend a bridal show so you can explore the options and get a feel for what your desired style is. You’ll be able to compare prices and methods between photographers, florists, and caterers. Use a wedding planning binder to keep all of the pamphlets and business cards of vendors you’re interested in organized so you can reference them when you go to book them later. Make notes of which professionals you liked and why, so you can easily differentiate between them.

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