A good wedding plan is vital for any couple who is engaged to get married. One of the first things you should do is sit down and make a list of everything you both want in your wedding and reception. You should try to list everything in the order in which it needs to be done, since some items may have to be planned months in advance!
There are dozens of things that have to happen in a certain sequence, to insure that your wedding day goes smoothly. For example, minister, flowers, photographer, invitations, wedding cake, reception, caterer, music, tuxedo rental, wedding dress….. When do you order each item? When do you reserve the reception hall? The caterer? The photographer?
If you can not afford a wedding planner, (And who can, in this tight economy!) you might consider buying a good wedding planning guide. Not only will it show you the proper order to do things, a good guide will have many ideas and tips that will save you time, money and stress!
A wedding planning guide also helps lead you logically through what is usually a very emotional and stressful time. Often, vendors try to take advantage of brides-to-be, because they know that the bride is likely thinking with her heart and wants every detail to be perfect. A good guide will show you how to negotiate with these people and get the deal that is best for you. You could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars!
With a good wedding plan, you will be all smiles on your magical day! By following your well thought out plan, you will not be fretting about what you may have forgotten. Save the stress for things AFTER your wedding, like what happens to your luggage on your honeymoon! (Sorry, I can not help you there…)