You’re engaged! Congrats! Now what?

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Your wedding day is something you’ve been looking forward to since you were a little girl. And even though the groom probably hasn’t done the same, it’s still a very special day for him, too. For 25 years, we’ve been here to help the happy couple have the kind of day they won’t soon forget.

It starts with the dream, proposal, and of course, the beautiful ring. But what’s next? To help you out, here are two websites you can visit. Each one has a special checklist that will aid you in planning your special day. They’ve both been great partners for us for years and I think they’ll be just as great for you.

The Knot  has a “Planning 101” list that covers everything from wedding flowers to reception songs. I would start at the planning basics and budgeting sections, and go from there. (Just a little side note, my wife and I used their list in 1988 when we got married from the massive magazine she carried everywhere!) It might be a little shocking when you first start looking at all the costs involved, but fret not; that’s why we are here to help you.

The WeddingWire has an area called “Planning Tools.” The checklist is great and helps keep you on schedule. Additionally, it has a pretty incredible seating chart program, budget and a tracking list for your guests. This guest list helps with things like notifications, RSVPs, meals and gifts. Keeping meals and special requests straight isn’t easy, but this guest tracking list avoids those issues.

Hopefully these links will help you plan your special day. And remember, we are here to help make your wedding unforgettable and create a memory that will last forever.

And now it’s time for some delicious white raspberry cake.

Happy planning!