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kathy thomas photography 1031 scaled - Premier W.E.D.Getting engaged is such an exciting time, especially when you start planning your big

day. There is so much that goes into planning a wedding that it’s often difficult to

know where to start.

If you and your partner would like to start planning your wedding day, here is what

you should focus on first:

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Set a Date

Before you start searching for the perfect venue, you’re going to need to have a date

in mind. You should also keep in mind that not all venues will have your date

available so it’s best to have a few options in mind so that if you do happen to find a

venue that really speaks to you, you will have several different dates to choose from.

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The Bigger Picture

Yes, the smaller details such as finding your dream dress and deciding on the flavor

of your cake are all fun decisions to make, but before you even go there it’s

important to create an overall vision for your wedding. What style really speaks to

you as a couple and what type of atmosphere do you want to create on the day?

Create a Pinterest board where you can gather a few ideas to help with the bigger

picture for your day.


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Have a Budget in Place

Your finances can very quickly get out of hand if you don’t create a budget right from

the start. Plus, you don’t want to start your life together as a married couple drowning

in debt. By setting a realistic budget before you start planning you will make the

entire process a lot less stressful.

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Draft Your Guest List

Not only will your guest list affect your budget but it will also play a role in your venue

search. Your guest list doesn’t have to be final but it helps to have a rough idea of

how many people you think you will be inviting to your wedding.

Remember, a solid wedding planning foundation is key to designing the wedding of

your dreams so start the planning process off right.

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Photographer: Kathy Thomas Photography

Planner|Designer: PremierW.E.D.

Venue: Southall Meadows

Couple: Jacque Shelton + Stephen Lockwood

Florals: T. Villager

Cake: Classic Cakes By Leslie

Rentals: Southern Event Rentals

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