Wedding planning is stressful, and you don�t know where to start when it comes to planning your big day. You need to make some initial decisions so that everything else can fall into place. Here are the first things you need to decide when you start planning your wedding. Who am I inviting to the wedding? One of the first things you need to decide when you start wedding planning is who will you invite to the wedding. You need to consider how many people you can afford to have come to the day and the evening. Once you have a number in mind, you can sit with your partner and write a list of who you want for your special day. Remember to choose a maid of honor, bridesmaids, a best man, and ushers for your wedding party. You will need to know who you are having so you can ask them as soon as possible. It can affect ordering flowers, buying bridesmaid dresses, and getting suits sorted.

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Do I want a church wedding? Another thing you need to decide when you first start wedding planning is whether or not you will want a church wedding. If you do, you need to get in touch with your local vicar or priest and talk to them about what you will need to do to be able to have the wedding at the church. You may be required to attend several months of church services before you can get married there. You may have to go for wedding classes to prove that you are a loving couple. Could I get married abroad in a destination such as Italy? You also need to decide when you first start wedding planning if you want to get married abroad. Destinations such as Italy are perfect to have a beautiful and unforgettable wedding. It also means you will have great weather for your special break and won�t have to go far to have a lovely honeymoon. You can Plan a Wedding in Italy by getting a great wedding planner to sort it for you. You could also take a trip out there and sort things while you are there. As we talked about before, you should consider whether your loved ones would be able to make the trip to Italy. You need to decide whether you would be happy to get married without close family members attending. What theme do I want? Another thing you need to decide is what theme you will want for your big day. You could choose elements from your relationship to help you choose the theme. For example, if you had your first date at the cinema, you might want a movie themed wedding. You may just want to go for a theme which reflects the season or you could choose a particular color and theme the wedding around this. Here are some more ideas of themes for your big day. The most important thing you need to decide is when you are going to have the special day. Consider if there is a special date which is important to you both. Remember to choose a date that is easy for you both to remember!

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