We know planning your own wedding can be a little overwhelming, especially in the beginning. Where do you start? Who do you call first? Planning a wedding doesn’t have to be hard, it can be fun! It will involve a bit of work. You will need tools to help along the way! Spreadsheets, books, checklists, and a Pinterest board will be very beneficial as you plan your big day. Here are a few examples of templates to follow:

1) Creating a Budget.

Couples are spending a record amount of money on their big day,” according to a new survey from TheKnot.com. “ The average cost of a wedding rose to $32,641 last year — an increase of more than $5,000 since 2010.” Starting with a budget plan will help you stay within your limits, as well as keep you organized.

2) Create a Personal Planning Guide.

It’s best to plan at least 12 months in advance. Event tools are your best friend! Besides online wedding checklists, look for event apps with budgets, checklists, and reminders that are used for weddings; read more at http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/planning-wedding-tips#HyjOc5zTebrlfIqS.99 

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3) Finding Venues, Vendors, Catering, Photobooths and more!

When it comes to venues, the logistics are key. How much are you willing to spend? Do certain needs—like wheelchair accessibility or special seating—play a role? www.Weddingwire.com has great tools for planning and searching for that one special place, and for finding the top-rated vendors. Including Picture Perfect Photobooth Rentals! Having a photo booth at your wedding will keep your guest happy and entertained, all the while giving them a gift to keep with the memories of your big day!