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You're crazy in love and just got engaged. Now it's time to look for wedding ideas.  Where do you even start?  There are so many aspects of a wedding. The whole thing can seem like a very daunting task.  However, with a little bit of time, patience and research, you can find help and choose all the right elements and vendors to make your wedding the wedding of your dreams.

There are so many things to consider when you start looking for wedding ideas. First and foremost is when will the wedding be held?  After that comes the location.  Will you be married locally or do you want to consider a destination wedding?  The guest list is high on the list of things to consider when you're looking for wedding ideas.  Do you want a small, intimate wedding or a very lavish affair?  Will guests be mostly from the local area or will they be traveling to attend your wedding?  Of course, let's not forget budget.  That is one of the main considerations when planning a wedding and searching for wedding ideas.

A very good way to start is to talk with friends that have been recently married. They will have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to local vendors such as wedding photographers and such.  They will also be able to give you a bit of insight into what went well for them and what just did not work at all.  Another good way to get some great wedding ideas is to cruise around the web.  There are numerous wonderful websites such as this one that offer all kinds of wedding ideas; from wedding planning all the way down to do-it-yourself wedding invitations.

Once you set a budget, it will be much easier to pull all the remaining elements together.  This will give you a direction to proceed in.  You may find that you want to have a small, intimate gathering with lots of do-it-yourself elements. Ideas for a small do-it-yourself wedding can be found online at sites such as this one. 

Another good way to pull your wedding together is to start a notebook or "storyboard" with wedding ideas you see and like.  The collage below is an example of ideas for a tropical or beach wedding.

Beach wedding ideas

If your wedding will be a larger affair, you may need and want to hire a wedding planner to help you with all the details. Even though many people believe hiring a wedding planner is an unnecessary and large expense, many times a wedding planner can actually save you money.  

The wedding planner has many years of experience in producing beautiful weddings.  She has vendors on standby with contracted fees (many times less than you would pay if you approached them yourself).  Also, the wedding planner knows exactly what elements are required to pull off a perfect wedding, no matter what type.  Therefore, the wedding planner will save you from making unnecessary purchases that are just not needed to carry off the look and feel of your perfect day.

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