As soon as you get engaged, the excitement of planning your dream wedding hits and that’s literally all you can think about. Until you’re in the middle of planning logistics and realize that it’s not all fun and crafts. It will definitely be one of the most special days of your life, but there are several things that I wish someone would have told me prior to planning. One biggie is tips and gratuity. A lot of vendors keep those fees tucked away on their sites, and can tack on thousands of dollars to your budget. In order to keep sane through the process, check out the slideshow above for 10 things that every bride should know before planning her big day.
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