Whether planning your wedding or any other type of special event, it is always best to set a budget before you even begin to consider the all of the details. Talk it over with your fiance first, down to even the smallest of details, so that both partners are aware of the final estimated costs and also what visions you may each have of your special day. This also helps to avoid an potential conflicts along the way.
After you have decided on your wedding budget, you can then discuss the most important things that you would like to include. By narrowing down a few things that are the most important to you both, you can help to alleviate any confusion down the road as you start to line up everything for your event.