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The key to locking in your wedding locations

You've found the perfect place to get married. Whether you are having your ceremony at a chapel, synagogue, park or other location — you'll want to take care of the paperwork early.

To lock in your date and time, you will probably be asked to sign a contract and put down a deposit. Start reading the contract right away, and don't be afraid to ask questions about the fine print.

Like all of the contracts you sign, it's a good idea to read and thoroughly understand what you are agreeing to, and then have your attorney review the contract before you sign anything.

After you have wrapped up your location, you may want to ask if you can take some pictures of the site. It will help as you begin to plan your larger wedding decorations, and may save you a trip later.

Finally, go ahead and enter the details into your budget. It's a great tool to help you stay organized and on track. If you don't have a budget yet, start your budget now with our free wedding budget tool.

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