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First Steps To Planning A Wedding
This article will help guide you through the steps to planning a wedding. He finally popped the question! Now you have a lot of work to do. Planning a wedding is a monumental task for even the most organized person. It is very important that you plan your wedding months in advance. If you wait until the last minute, things will certainly go wrong and you won t have the time you need to correct them.
The first thing that you should do is set a date. This date should be realistic. You can t set a wedding date three weeks from the time you get engaged and plan on having a big wedding. Also take note of the date that you set. Is it around a holiday? If so, you may consider changing it. Getting married on the fourth of July may seem like a great idea, but it will be hard to get reservations anywhere for guests and for the reception. After the date is set, you need to plan a budget.
Setting a budget is vital to planning a wedding. A wedding can easily become very expensive if you let it. Set a budget and stick to it. If you need to cut corners, so be it. Cutting back on certain wedding expenses is not going to make you any less married. Going into a new marriage with huge debts hanging over your head is a recipe for disaster.
Make a list of guests. Go over this list with your fiance. If the list is growing every day and it looks like you can t meet your budget goals, simply make the list smaller. Do you really need to invite those people that you haven t seen or spoken to in ten years? Aim for a more intimate wedding with just close friends and relatives.
Make a checklist of everything that you need for your wedding. Beside each item, write down a goal date to get it accomplished. Next to the date, write down the name of the person that can handle this task for you. There is no reason to try to do everything yourself if you have friends and family members willing to help. For example; put your best friend, who is probably the maid of honor, in charge of all the bridesmaids dresses. Her job would be to make sure the dresses get delivered in time and that they all fit.
Contact the clergy and confirm that he is available for your wedding date. Make sure that you schedule him right away. Confirm that the church will be available for your big day also. A lot of people schedule events and weddings a year or more in advance so you can never schedule too early.
Just remember, that no wedding is absolutely perfect. There are always tiny details that will go wrong. Be flexible and try not to become too stressed over the idea that you must achieve perfection. A wedding should be the happiest time of your life. By taking the above steps to planning your wedding, you can relax a little knowing that your wedding will be beautiful.
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