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11 things that I wish someone told me before I planned my wedding

INSIDER Logo By Chelsea Greenwood of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 12:  Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the best days of your life. But the wedding planning itself? Not so much. For a detail-obsessed person like me, the planning may more closely resemble hell than heaven, especially  if you're on a modest budget. Because, when you have money to burn, you can pay somebody else - a professional somebody - to carry the weight of all the research, decision-making, coordination and execution on their shoulders while you daydream. Unfortunately, most of us aren't that lucky. But that doesn't mean your big day can't be lovely, memorable, and romantic. Here are just a few things to keep in mind during the planning process - pearls of wisdom I wish I'd known before I said "yes" to that whole wedding-planning mess.

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Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the best days of your life. But the wedding planning itself? Not so much. For a detail-obsessed person like me, the planning may more closely resemble hell than heaven, especially if you're on a modest budget. Because, when you have money to burn, you can pay somebody else - a professional somebody - to carry the weight of all the research, decision-making, coordination and execution on their shoulders while you daydream.

Unfortunately, most of us aren't that lucky. But that doesn't mean your big day can't be lovely, memorable, and romantic. Here are just a few things to keep in mind during the planning process - pearls of wisdom I wish I'd known before I said "yes" to that whole wedding-planning mess.

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