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10 THINGS YOU NEED TO DO FIRST... 1. START YOUR WEDDING PLANNING Save all your favourite photos to your inspiration board (see pg. 8), keep track of your to-dos and more!

2. PLAN AN ENGAGEMENT PARTY Make your first pre-wedding party a huge hit! If you feel uncomfortable planning your own, ask a friend or family member.

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5. ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS You won’t regret capturing the memories before your big day.

6. SET A BUDGET Keep tabs on your cash flow. You can find great budget-keeping resources online.

7. FIND A DRESS And enjoy the experience!

8. MAKE A WEBSITE A one-stop shop all about your wedding your guests will love you for it!

9. CONSIDER A CONSULTANT Planning isn’t easy. Think about hiring a pro. Even if it’s just for the day-of.

10. START A GUEST LIST There’s time to tweak, but go ahead and add your A-listers.

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Planning your wedding and using the web as your inspiration starting point, basically means that you’ll be on total style overload for quite some time. With all the wedding beauty out there, it’s nearly impossible to describe what photography style fits you, what the perfect place setting looks like, and what is the exact shade of purple for your bridesmaid dresses. That is exactly where the inspiration board comes in handy. An inspiration board is a digital collage that is the perfect tool for helping you hone the look and style of your upcoming wedding day. It will be one of the best ways to get your wedding colours and style ideas out of your head and on paper, allowing you to edit your many loves and come up with a day that reflects who you and your fiance truly are. Get started on your own board or browse thousands of others by visiting one of the following websites:

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Those thinking about tying the knot in the months to come may be discouraged by how expensive weddings can be. But with a little ingenuity and a hands-on approach, couples can have a wedding that is inexpensive and memorable at the same time. A DIY wedding is one that will take much more work than simply hiring vendors and leaving the details to them. But the money saved with sweat equity can be substantial. Grab a notebook and start brainstorming which of these DIY project ideas you see yourself taking on:

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5 SIMPLE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR WEDDING DAY UNIQUELY YOU ... Are you all about the details? You love details, you adore details. You might even go so far to say you’re obsessed with them. Whenever you go to a wedding, one of the first things you talk about later are the details. What is it about things like favours, flowers, cakes, programs and place settings that are so darned awesome? You may not have an answer, but it might have something to do with wanting to be thoughtful. Like when you see a Martha Stewart magazine... you may not want to be just like Martha, but you wish your Easter dinner presentation had looked that good! Little details are a great way to personalize your wedding and make it truly unique. You may feel that you’ve thought of everything. But by adding simple, special details, the day will flow more peacefully, your guests will feel more welcome and relaxed, and you’ll know that you haven’t forgotten a thing.

CREATE A THEME Focus on your wants, desires, combined personalities and hobbies. Did you fall in love in Paris? Use that as a starting point and then let your creative ideas flow ...

THINK MULTI - FUNCTIONAL Fresh and inexpensive, lush floral centerpiece blooms double as favours when you provide guests with waterproof bags to take flowers home in. Using an idea like this is thoughtful ... and especially pleasing to those who love freebies!

SAY NO TO CAKE Bored of cake? Your choice of dessert is an opportunity to add another unique touch to the wedding. Try a pie buffet, family recipes, cake-pops, a varied dessert buffet, cupcakes or a chocolate fondue.

PLAY TO THE SEASON Gettin’ hitched in the summer? Use warm-weather favourites like fresh squeezed lemonade, ice cream sandwiches, flipflop wedding favours or home-made programs that double as fans to give your guests a little nostalgia.

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THESE SPECIALTY PHOTO SHOOTS ARE GROWING IN POPULARITY... How many daughters wear their mothers’ wedding dresses? Very few. Dresses are generally cleaned (at a hefty price) and put into storage, never to be seen again. Brides of today have found a fun alternative to storing their wedding dresses. ‘Trash the Dress’, also known as ‘Fearless Bride’ or ‘Rock the Frock’, is a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment is which it is totally out of place. Brides can decide to have photos taken on a beach, on city streets, rooftops, in garbage dumps, fields, abandoned buildings or while enjoying their favourite hobby, like snowboarding or hiking. It may be done as an additional shoot after the wedding, almost as a declaration that the wedding is done and the dress will not be used again.

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BEN& LINDSAY LOCATION:

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EXAMINE YOUR BELIEFS Think about the things that mean the most to you, and about the areas where you’re open to compromise. If particular aspects of your faith’s wedding ceremony are important or meaningful to you, be sure to express this to your partner.

DISCUSS WITH YOUR FAMILIES

Faith plays an important role in many people’s lives, perhaps even more so when it comes time to celebrate a wedding. However, couples who do not share the same faith may have to make some compromises. Interfaith couples often spend time reconciling each faith so that both are represented in a respectful way. However, although love may feel like it transcends faith, heritage and other factors that make people so different complicate weddings. Individuals who are devoutly religious often find there are many challenges getting married to someone outside their own faith. Many couples decide their mutual love and happiness is reason enough for an interfaith wedding, even if it means sacrificing acceptance by their clergy and church. Interfaith couples should begin wedding planning early to discover what will be expected of them to have the wedding they desire.

Inviting close family members to share their opinions could be beneficial. Be prepared for such discussions to be emotional, particularly if parents or grandparents take part. Be sure however, to politely make it known that while you value their opinions, ultimately the decisions will rest with you and your partner.

OPENLY COMMUNICATE Make sure both partners are involved with the planning every step of the way, and openly discuss each aspect of the decision-making process.

WHO WILL OFFICIATE? Some interfaith couples opt for two clergy members, one from each person’s faith, to perform the ceremony. Others look specifically for interfaith officiants. If one partner was especially attached to their childhood clergy, invite them to perform or at least attend the ceremony.

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