How do you begin to plan a wedding?
There are steps for planning a wedding that are easy to follow. The steps below are a combination of what the experts say and based on my experiences with brides who I have worked with over the years.
There are 3 major decisions you must make first:
Set the date. Ideally you want to give yourself a 1 year or no less than 9 months to plan. If you are one who is planning a fast wedding in less than 4 to 6 months, you have to get started right away. You also have to be ready to compromise and know there will be a number of things you won’t be able to acquire or do for your wedding because of the short period of time. With fast wedding planning, you have to be flexible!
Wedding ceremony and reception location. Will it be a religious ceremony or will it take place somewhere else like a grand ball room? Will you have a destination wedding? Will it be outdoors or indoors? Once you figure out where you will have the ceremony and reception this sets the tone for your wedding.
Wedding theme and formality. Will your wedding be a very formal or an informal event? Your wedding ceremony and reception site will have a bearing on choosing the formality you should have. Will your wedding and reception have a theme? Some popular themes are the beach wedding theme, hollywood-glam theme, and the Cinderella-fairytale theme. Vintage weddings and Medieval-Renaissance weddings are also popular.
It is a must that you figure out the answers to the questions above before you pick out your bridal gown and anything else dealing with your wedding.Why is this important?
Because if you don’t take these steps for planning a wedding, you will find yourself making costly mistakes, like having to buy another bridal gown because you hadn’t done the planning first. This happens to brides who pick the gown and then later decide on a theme or change the venue, which now doesn’t work with the gown.
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