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The Best Wedding Planning Tips from Local Experts

Your wedding day can be the most exhilarating day of your life, and you want it to be as perfect as you always imagined it would be. Once you have set the wedding date, there’s still a long way to go before the big moment. Establishing a general budget and deciding how many guests to invite should be among the first things you do. Then there’s the venue to select, the flowers, the caterer, photographer and videographer — and the list goes on.

With so many tasks that need your full attention, planning your special day can put your emotions through the wringer — unless you’re well prepared. To save some headaches (and tears), consider these tips from Boston Wedding Group experts.

Theresa Johnson Herlihy of Johnson Photography suggests, “Set your priorities as a couple before you set the timeline with your photographer.” She says that you need to talk about what is most important to you on the day. Seeing each other as you walk down the aisle? Welcoming your wedding guests? Dancing at your reception? If you have a clear idea of the memories you want to capture, “when it’s all said and done and your pictures are ready, you’re absolutely thrilled.”

Finding the perfect color palate for your wedding should be one of the first items on your to-do list. Kelly Doloff from Artist Blossoms suggests that you “Go to floral designer prepared by knowing your color palette, but let them be your guide. You may be surprised what is available in your wedding season.”

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