Planning Tips From The Pros 

Go with your intuition by choosing what feels comfortable and right for you. Just because something's popular or others want you do it, doesn't mean that it has to be incorporated into your wedding.

Don't second-guess yourself. Once you've made a decision, stick to it and move on to the next task.

Take time to reflect on yourselves as a couple and as individuals. What are you giving up/gaining by getting married?

Establish a strong foundation of who you are as a couple and what you envision for your wedding.

Take a few mini-vacations alone together during the planning process to clear your head and to keep things in perspective.

Decide in advance when to scrimp and when to splurge on wedding items.

Find vendors who share your enthusiasm for your wedding. Once you find them, give them a chance by trusting them.

Create a personalized wedding web site to help keep those lines of communication open.

Keep an open mind when considering what to wear, but also remember that your attire should match the overall theme of your wedding.

Brides, keep a few photographs of your dress with you at all times. They'll come in handy when you're accessorizing or making hair and make-up decisions.

Many a missed photo opportunity makes this one well worth repeating - give your photographer a list of all of your desired shots.

Have someone who's not in the wedding party (a staff member, trusted friend, hired help) on hand on the day of your wedding to keep things on schedule and to troubleshoot as

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