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The Beginner's Guide to Wedding Planning
With 20 years of wedding planning experience, Debi Lilly from A Perfect Event shares her insider tips to make your planning pure romance.
Wedding vision
Your Vision
The first step in wedding planning is to evaluate the type of wedding you wish to have. Formal or casual? Sit-down dinner or cocktail reception? Church or garden ceremony? It's important to take the time to discuss with your fiancé your inspiration for the wedding so you move forward in the right direction smoothly and easily.

This is major tear sheet time: Buy or borrow as many wedding magazines as you can get your hands on and when you see any possible idea that speaks to you, tear the pages out to file. Create files for: ceremony, reception, invitations, catering, attire, flowers, favors, rehearsal dinner, showers, engagement party and more.

Cost saver: Borrow magazines or books from a friend and photograph your inspirations, creating a free online gallery of your favorites.