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Be sure you know how to begin the wedding planning process as a newly engaged couple


Every bride and groom has their own style, their own uniqueness, and it should definitely make a statement at their wedding. From the color palette you choose to the music you will play, everything should reflect who are you as a couple, and individually.

As you begin the wedding planning process, you first however have to figure out the answers to some key questions, these answers will overall assist you in making various wedding related decisions. We have created an easy to follow guide that will allow you to make sure you can begin your planning process with ease, so be sure to read on for some inspiration:

·         Budget. Your wedding will be centered around your budget, everything you can (and cannot) afford will be decided by the overall amount you have allowed for your big day.
o   After you have decided on your total amount available to spend for your wedding, it is important that you make sure you stay within this number. A great way to do this is by creating a worksheet that will help you sort out your expenses. Write down the vendors, prices and estimates, and always be sure to leave a little extra wiggle room for any unexpected costs that might pop up.

·         Location, location, location. After you have set your budget, it’s time to find the venue where all the magic will happen. Your venue needs to be decided first (after the guest list of course) as it will be one of the most expensive aspects of your budget, and it will also determine the amount of space you have to work with.
o   Once your venue is chosen, you will have to pick a date, then you can start preparing your Save the Date cards, which are typically sent out around 6 months prior to your wedding date, and then you can begin the next part of your planning (which is all of it)!
o   You will then be able to meet with vendors to gather more specific prices, start planning the d├ęcor and work on the invitations as your venue will be the staple of your entire day.

·         Style. The theme you choose for your wedding will create the entire look for both your ceremony and reception, so it is important to consider the various styles and decide on one that represents you and yours to-be.
o   Creating a wedding inspiration board is a great way to assist you in narrowing down the right style for your wedding. Include pictures, create collages and include color swatches. Once the board is created, you can show it to your planner and vendors and they can assist you in finding the perfect items for your overall vision.
o   Also, Pinterest is a great way to find inspiration, and it too allows you to create boards for all things imaginable, from the look of your wedding cake, to wedding favor ideas, Pinterest has details on everything and is certainly a great source.

Wedding planning can be overwhelming, such a mass amount of tasks to be completed in such a little amount of time, and of course every detail has to be perfect! So, if you are beginning your wedding planning process and you are seeking an experienced professional to guide you through it all, contact I Thee Wed. Dedicated and personalized, we are here to make your Greater Cincinnati, Ohio wedding one that your guests will never forget.


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