Expert Tips For Newly Engaged Couples

You're officially engaged; congratulations! After you spend a few days taking it all in, it's time to get down to business. Now is when the work begins, you have a lot to do before the big day. That said, the wedding planning process doesn't have to be overwhelming. It's important you give yourself the chance to enjoy the ride. If you're unsure where to start, these tips for newly engaged couples can help ensure everything goes smoothly.

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Have "The Big" Conversation

Ok, so it's really three conversations, but you get the idea. Before you begin any wedding planning, discussing your budget, the size of the wedding, and its location will help guide every other decision you make. Once you and your fiance decide, stick to it. You'd be surprised how easy it is to get off track, and having these three areas set in stone will save you time (and money). 

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Be Open With Each Other

When it comes to wedding planning, having an open mind about what the other person wants is key. You may have a dream wedding you've pictured since you were young, but two people are getting married, and you both should have a say on what the day entails. Being open with each other about your wants is an excellent way to grow closer as a couple and ensure it's the day of both of your dreams! 

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Be Prepared To Pay

Ok, one of the most important things to prepare for is how expensive weddings are. Everything will cost (what feels like) a lot of money, but that doesn't mean your wedding can't be beautiful, even if you're on a budget. With your budget in mind, prioritize what you feel are necessities and what you can live without. Being creative and using your own DIY skills is a great way to keep costs down, but there are a few areas you should invest. Three vendors that are absolutely worth the investment are the wedding planner, videographer, and photographer; when it comes to these three areas, it's true, you get what you pay for!  

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Don't Forget The Engagement Photos

Engagement photos show the world your love, but they also work as a dress rehearsal for the wedding day. Taking them allows you to get comfortable in front of the camera and familiarize yourself with how the photographer works. Plus, you'll get amazing pictures you can look back on with a smile in sixty years.

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When you're ready to capture every precious moment, turn to Ray Alvarez Wedding Photography. As an award-winning wedding photographer, I use my expertise to capture the moments that bring life to your love. I proudly work with all cultures and religions, including LGBTQ+ couples, creating stunning photos that showcase your love. 

My non-invasive approach allows me to capture everything from candid moments to expertly and naturally staged photos. Don't spend another day searching for an Orlando wedding photographer; let Ray Alvarez Wedding Photography capture the moments you will treasure for a lifetime.

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