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Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist for 2022

There is SO much that goes into planning a wedding and more often than not I hear, "This is my first time planning a wedding and I have NO idea what I'm doing."  Well dear reader, here is my guide to help you better understand what goes into planning your perfect wedding...

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Quick Housekeeping Item

You know when you go online looking for a dinner recipe and there's a LONG blog post preceding the recipe and you just dread having to scroll through everything? Well, I'm not going to do that here lol


So to keep things simple, below is the checklist:

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Dear reader,

At this point, if you continue reading, I applaud you for sticking through it with me-- I will go on with my ramblings about the stressors of planning and wedding and how the checklist is a guideline and not a rule.


First & Foremost...

CONGRATS you're engaged!


The start of the journey is the easiest part. GETTING ENGAGED. Sure for the partner that did the asking, I'm sure it was the most stressful moment however it's time to bask in the gloriousness that is being affianced. Take time to relish in the sweetness of betrothal.

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"The code is more what you'd call 'guidelines' than actual rules." – Barbossa, Pirates of the Caribbean

Each engagement season is different from one person to the next. For some (like myself), a short engagement season is the hearts desire. I was able to plan my own wedding in 6 months! Others, are engagements for multiples years. It's really up to you and your significant other as to how you'd like to proceed. That being said.... the checklist (although it has specific timeframes to complete each task) does not mean you have to do everything in order during the recommended timeframes. You are able to condense or extend it to your wishes.


***HOWEVER, one thing I would like you, dear reader, to take note of is that wedding vendors book quickly. SO if you have your heart set on a particular vendor, book them as soon as you have your wedding date! 


You've Got This!

As a wise, grey wizard once said, "‘All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." - Gandalf

So have fun during this exciting part of your life.


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