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  • How to have the wedding of your dreams!

    After you book E. Walter Smith, here are some other ideas to make your Wedding Day special!

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How to have the wedding of your dreams!

After you book E. Walter Smith, here are some other ideas to make your Wedding Day special!

Tips on How to Start Planning your Dream Wedding


Planning the wedding of your dreams can be either one of the most exciting or stressful events of your life. One way to minimize the stress and maximize the fun is to plan and organize effectively. Whether you have a long engagement or short, you will turn your vision into a reality if you start planning early. Here are 6 tips to help you get your wedding going.

1. Get Organized

There are many details involved in planning a wedding. If you are not organized, the long to-do list can become overwhelming. Fortunately, you can easily create a system for organizing all of the checklists, orders, receipts, vendor lists, and the myriad of other information you will accumulate and need to track. This will help you measure your progress, locate information quickly, and stay on budget. Being organized will relieve much of the anxiety association with planning a wedding. An accordion file folder can help you organize the paperwork, so you will be able to find what you need when you need it.

2. Decide on a Budget

Create the budget before you make any decisions about the wedding. Your budget is critical because it will guide your decision-making for every component from the flowers to the reception venue to the honeymoon destination. You will need to identify what you can afford for each element to avoid getting your heart set on a dress or venue that your budget cannot accommodate.

Not only is it important to create the budget, it is equally important to stick to it. When you are organized, it will be easier to track your spending.

3. Select the Venue for the Wedding and Reception

Once you know your budget, you can decide on the style and size of the wedding, which will lead you to the appropriate options for venues.

Wedding Venue Planning

At this stage, you will need to determine what type of ceremony you will have and where you would like to have it. Whether you prefer to have a justice of the peace or a religious leader or other person to officiate the ceremony, you will need to book the space about a year in advance. Depending on the popularity of the venue or month of the wedding, such as the ever popular month of June, you may need to book a venue even farther in advance.

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