Take care of the things that are very important, then take time to look at other things. Get the priorities done first and then have fun exploring other things you haven't considered." Wadsworth added that prioritizing the list depends on where a person is in the wedding planning process, but for beginners, she said finding a wedding planner, photographer, videographer, caterer and venue are the most important. 3. Make sure you have a date. "If you're just shopping around and you have a date, rates could change. Try to come with a date in your mind, because no one's going to hold that date until you're absolutely sure. If you can come with a date, that's the first step you really need to have." 4. Talk to event planners, photographers and videographers. "Yes, you want to meet your florist and cake person, but it's your photographer, videographer and event planner who are with you until the end of the day. You really want to meet them to make sure the chemistry is good, the personality is a good fit, because those are the people who are going to be documenting your day and making sure your day goes smoothly, so you want to have a good connection with them." 5.
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