Wedding Planning Tips

Wedding planning and praparation tips

Follow these simple wedding planning tips

Wedding planning and preparation tips:

  • When planning the guest list, remember that you do not need to invite your co-workers. If there is some one that you work with that you are very close to, that is one thing but inviting 100 people from the office is just a waste of your money on the invitations because only the ones that you are close to will come anyway.
  • The first step in wedding planning is deciding how much money you are going to spend and make a budget.
  • When planning your wedding budget allow 25% more for extras that you haven't planned for.
  • Order the invitations four months in advance. Invitations should be mailed four to six weeks in advance. Take the invitations to the post office to be weighted for sufficient postage.
  • On your wedding day bring along an emergency kit with a needle and thread, safety pins, hairpins, hairspray, nail polish and extra pantyhose.
  • Start shopping for a wedding dress six months in advance. You will need several fittings before it is perfect.
  • Do your hair and makeup before putting on your wedding dress or sari.
  • Plan your honeymoon six months in advance. Make all arrangements and reservations well in advance.
  • If your budget is small, share your joy and happiness with only family and your closest friends.
  • When selecting a caterer try to sample their food before hiring them. If it is a restaurant, go there to have dinner before you hire them.
  • Invitations should always be addressed by pen, preferably a black fountain pen. .
  • Remember that it is his wedding, too. Some men do not want much to do with the planning but it is not always too. Take his advice too.
  • Plan your budget first. The rest you can fit into that budget.
  • If you and your fiancée have a disagreement, work it out without involving either set of parents.
  • When shopping for your wedding dress, state your price range at the beginning.
  • Remember to always send a "Thank you" note for all wedding gifts you receive.
  • When choosing a wedding date, take your guests into consideration. Avoid family birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Also think about those that will be traveling.
  • View his or her photographs to see if you like their style of photography. If you do, book as early as possible.
  • Planning a wedding takes a lot of time. If you don't have the time, hire a wedding consultant.
  • When you are meeting with a florist for wedding flowers, know what your budget will be and the colours you have chosen.
  • Eat something before your wedding. Even though you might not feel hungry, try to swallow just a few bites. You don't want to faint on your big day!
  • Make detailed photocopies of your wedding day schedule beginning that morning and continuing until your departure for your honeymoon. Give copies of the schedule to all parents as well as everyone in the wedding party.
  • Don't hesitate to ask family and friends to help with preparations. Choose the appropriate task for the person you are asking.


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