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Planning a Wedding
Getting married can be an exciting prospect and an exhilarating time in a couple’s life. Thoughts of planning a wedding can seem fun and you can’t wait to get started. But then, when you start to consider all that goes in to planning a wedding, the excitement might begin to wear off and you find that it is more work than fun. What is supposed to be your special day may turn out to be a chore that you can’t wait to get finished with. Planning a wedding can take a lot of effort but it is important to remember the primary reason for that: celebrating the love between two people.
One of the first things you should do when planning a wedding is to get organized. Determine what your budget is and stick to it. This may mean some compromises from what you considered to be your dream day but you can have a lovely and memorable day regardless of your budget constraints. The more time you devote to planning a wedding, the more deals you may find and the easier it will all be. Get a wedding checklist that is readily available in bridal magazines, in wedding books and in wedding planners. If you are able to, hire a wedding coordinator who can help you pull together all the little details.
The first part of planning a wedding is to choose a date. This will help you pinpoint the rest of the items. You will need to secure a place for the wedding as well as the reception. Once those things are done, you can concentrate on some of the more fun aspects of planning a wedding. Decide on the time, formality and size of the wedding. This may be dictated somewhat by your budget and your wedding venues. You should also take this time to decide on color schemes and start compiling a guest list.
You will then need to hire and pay for coordinating services and purchase wedding items. The wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses and tuxedos are important to pick out early. You will need a cake, flowers, caterer, music and photographer. Get references and interview each before making a final decision. You will also need to decide on invitations.
There is a lot that goes into planning a wedding but with a little discipline and organization, you can get through it painlessly. Let others help you with planning and coordinating. Take your time and do not rush into any decisions. Stick to your budget. But, above all enjoy one another and have fun as this is really the reason you are getting married in the first place.