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Start planning after the engagement

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Shortly after the engagement, one of the first steps in planning a wedding is to organize your timeline. It is important to set a budget before you get started on the planning process. From there, you can prioritize a guest list, venue, wedding dress, and everything in between.

Create a Wedding Website

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In the beginning stages of planning your wedding, a website dedicated to your special day is crucial. This will keep all of your guests informed and all of the important information will be in one space. You can include all the information for the venue, places for guests to stay in the area, photos, and registry details.

Keep an eye on the budget and allow room for miscellaneous costs

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It is important to make sure that you keep track of your budget, whether it is big or small. Keep track of all of the spending to ensure that you do not go over budget. It helps to plan out how much you want to spend in each area before you start spending. It is also essential that you have part of the budget set aside for random costs that come up that you do not originally plan for.


Advertise registry on invitations

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Instead of advertising your registry on your invitations or save the dates, insert your wedding website link. Don’t just list where you are registered because it takes up unnecessary space and does not look as concise. Having a link in place of this will show your guests where you are registered in addition to other pertinent information.

Cut costs when it comes to choosing a photographer

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Finding ways to save money when planning your wedding is important, but one area that you should not neglect is a wedding photographer. Having a great photographer is crucial to documenting your special day in pictures that you will look at for years to come.

Wait to the last minute to get your dress fitted 

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This one area that every bride needs to be on top of when planning a wedding. It is crucial that you have multiple fittings for your wedding dress to make sure it fits perfectly before the big day. Start this process early and have your final fitting no later than a month before the special day.

The most important part about planning your wedding is making sure that you give your self plenty of time and enjoy every step along the way. Remember that planning your special day does not have to be a stressful process!

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