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The NJ Wedding Planner Touch

Many people find that their wedding is easier when they use a New Jersey wedding planner. However, one of the best things you can do is prepare before you go to see the planner, since this allows you to clarify your ideas and to have questions and concerns.

Hiring a wedding planner is a smart move, but before they can help you plan and create the wedding of your dreams, they need to know exactly what you want. Not what you think you should want, or what you imagine your relatives would prefer, but what you actually would like for your wedding. From decor to food, you will have a lot of decisions to make in the times to come and it’s easier to make some of them if you have thought about your likes and dislikes beforehand.

When you are ready to start your wedding planning, a great first step is to sit down and write down every single thing about your wedding that is in your mind. Get a large piece of paper and just start writing everything that comes to mind in any particular order. A list might read something like, “NO spinach line dress, church like the one in Clark, mushrooms, chocolate, wine bar, and disco dancing. The point is not to organize your thoughts to better work with the wedding planner.

Once you are finished getting all the wedding details you have been thinking about off your mind and on paper it’s time to organize them. Get a fresh piece of paper and write the following across the top: Clothing, Ceremony, Reception, Food, Guests, Invitations, Transportation, Entertainment, and Miscellaneous. Write each item from your original list under the header that it pertains to. For example, “stuffed mushrooms” would go under reception, “church like the one in Clark" would go under ceremony.

Once you are clear about what you would like and not like in your wedding, share the information with your event planner. The planning process becomes much easier.

Bring this information to your first visit with your wedding planner so that your thoughts will be clear and focused and a lot of your basic decisions will already be made. This will free you up for the fun part of planning which is meeting new people and learning how they can add their skill and special touches to the wedding.

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