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1 You said, “I do!” Now what? The 5 W’s & 1 H of Wedding Planning

2 Copyright 2013 by Brooke Williams All rights reserved. Published by a soon-to-be bride. No form of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. First edition 2013 ISBN:03-29-14 C

3  Local or destination wedding?  Single venue for ceremony and reception site?  Indoors or outdoors?  Ensure exclusive use of your venue for your event.  Simplify by exploring venues that offer vendor packages.  If outside, make sure your venue offers a rain back up plan. Settle on the where Questions to Consider: Tips:

4 My where: The Carl House 1176 Atlanta Hwy Auburn, GA 30011

5  Availability?  Time needed to plan & prepare?  Afternoon or evening wedding?  Seasonal preferences?  12-10 months before: reserve venue and officiant; write up the guest list  8-6 months before: hire support people; order invitations; pick out wedding attire; book the honeymoon  4-2 months before: plan the rehearsal dinner; shop for wedding bands; mail out invitations Finalize the when Questions to Consider: Timeline Recommendations

6 My when:

7  “Pick close, supportive people who will make your life easier” (Tips from the Carl House).  Don’t feel pressured to include everyone.  Wedding Planner  Officiant  Caterer  Florist  Band/DJ  Photographer Remember who matters Who to Include/Invite: Who to Book:

8 My matron of honor

9  Glamorous  Elegant  Modern  Vintage  Classic  Chic  Country  What best suits your personalities?  What mood are you looking to create (formal or informal)? Select what your theme/color scheme will be Possible Themes: Helpful Advice to Consider: My preference: classic with a twist

10 Don’t lose sight of the why Ultimately remember, the wedding is just ONE day. You’re celebrating and working towards a life-long commitment.

11  Consult close family and friends who have married recently, are in the wedding business, or can dedicate their time.  Browse Pinterest, magazines, wedding planner books, and wedding blogs for inspiration. Simplify the how Use Your Resources:

12 AUTHOR’S NOTE: Bradley Wilson proposed to me on October 12, 2013. We are in the process of planning our wedding for March 29, 2014.

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