Expert advice about wedding planning

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Where to start

Where to start

Q. I'm finding the whole wedding planning process quite stressful and don't know where to start. What should we do?

A. Julia Jennings-Hatt says: Planning your day can be a daunting process, with many aspects to take into account. Start by asking these key questions to help with the process:

• What is your budget? Set a realistic budget that you can afford and work around it.

• How and where will you be married? This should include the type of ceremony, date, venue, time and location. If you're flexible you'll have more choices available to you.

• Can your budget accommodate the number of guests? Some venues are limited to capacity so it's best to check with them before booking.

You should include essentials for your day that are important to you. Finishing touches help to personalise and set your theme, from the outfits through to the smallest details such as the itinerary.

Julia Jennings-Hatt

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