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Are you recently engaged and wondering where the heck to even begin? As a former bride (pre-photography days), I can relate. Planning a wedding can be confusing! Some couples are completely caught off guard by their newly engaged status, while others might have already started the wedding planning process. Because I have a little knowledge about how to help, I thought it would be unfair to leave you in the dust.

So, where to begin when you first get engaged?

  1. SET A BUDGET. When you set a budget that you plan on setting for your whole wedding, you are NOT, I repeat: you are NOT limited. In fact, I believe a budget gives you freedom. The Knot and other websites have a great breakdown for about how much each vendor should cost.

  2. NARROW DOWN YOUR DATE. It may seem obvious, but if you have a date set, or even narrowed down, this is helpful when speaking to other vendors that you love to lock in and secure your date. This will be helpful if you first choose the time of year you want to get married and then choose three dates and see if your wedding venue or favorite vendors have that date available.

  3. DETERMINE YOUR GUEST LIST. This is one of the more emotional pieces, IMO. Unless you plan on eloping with just yourselves, this starts to get hard. Questions to ask yourself: Will it just be us? Close family? Family and friends?

There you have it! Three ways to begin planning your wedding. I hope before you start planning your wedding you take time to enjoy your engagement.

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