Ideas – Getting Started & Next Steps

Your Guide In Planning Your Wedding

Do the announcement: There are a number of couples out there who would never like it if somebody else get to know their big news before their parents do or some of their family members. If at all possible, you need to tell both parties in person. If you don’t have your parents living nearby, it is important that you set up a phone call for them.

Let your dreams be opened to every possibility: It is important that you sit down with your fiance and you should talk ideas. You should be thinking about the style that both of you would love to turn into reality, whether it’s a beach bash, or perhaps a wonderful dinner in a ballroom, or maybe even a ceremony with a majestic view of a mountaintop. It would be best that you do this without minding how much it would cost – not yet.

Think of a good timing: While you still can’t finalize the date right now, it would be a smart move if you have even a rough idea of the season or month that you will get married. Doing so will give you an idea of the length of time when you need to get things organized. Creating a guest list is considered to be a very important thing that you should do because it will be your basis of knowing just how big your wedding will be, and because of that, it will help you determine which among the places you have in mind will be suitable for that size of a wedding, how much will you spend, and whether it involves travelling. So you should make your list now. You may choose to cut it short afterwards but let this first number be your base.

Now talk budget: You would find it rare these days to have the parents of the bride pay the whole bill, so it would be best if you decide on your bottom line. You just have to see to it that you have an idea of the amount that both of your parents can contribute.

Getting things organized: It is advisable that you get a notebook and have it separated into different sections where you can input each of the budget category. Doing so will allow you to write down the amount that you plan on spending of specific items. As you go nearer to your limits, you may then start looking out some ways to effectively cut costs.

The WHO and WHERE of the ceremony: Finding the right ceremony site and the officiant along with it can be simple – if you were planning all along to be married in a church in your hometown. Even if you’ve been away from there for a long time now, you may still have family members who are still living there and can help you out.