The A-Z Guide to Planning Your Wedding

Photo by: Kristyn Hogan Photography
Ambience
Close your eyes and try to envision your perfect wedding. Is it a bold-colored blast with a trendy fusion menu? Or perhaps a relaxed, nature-inspired affair... more 
Photo by: Kristyn Hogan Photography
Ambience
Close your eyes and try to envision your perfect wedding. Is it a bold-colored blast with a trendy fusion menu? Or perhaps a relaxed, nature-inspired affair in stunning shades of green? Zeroing in on the type of ambience you want your event to evoke is the first step in making your dream wedding a reality.

For inspiration, grab a stack of magazines (wedding, home and travel mags work best) and tear out any photos that catch your eye. Lay them side by side and look for the common thread-serene blues and greens, for example. Chances are these wedding colors will create the feeling that's right for you. less 
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Thu, Oct 3, 2013 12:31 PM EDT

Getting engaged couldn't be more exciting, but once you actually start on the task that lies ahead of you, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. There's so much involved in planning a wedding: Should you have an outdoor event? Should you send save-the-date cards? When do you mail your invitations? Do you really need to have an open bar?

Your head might start spinning as you ponder the difference between an escort card and a place card. Relax -- here are all the basics you'll need to help you pull together a memorable wedding.

By Kristen Finello for Bridal Guide

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