Wedding planning is a lengthy process and one which can be very stressful, which is why it makes sense to use every tool at your disposal. Planning tools such as a wedding planning checklist will quickly become your best friend as you navigate your way towards the perfect wedding, but there is a lot more to planning a wedding than a simple checklist.
Most wedding planning checklist can be found for free in magazines, books and on the internet. Usually they will all follow the same format, so most brides will need to edit them to fit with their wedding plans. But if the checklist can be found for free, what else can you get for nothing to help you with your wedding planning?
Wedding Budget Planner – your wedding budget will control everything you want and everything you can have. So having a clearly itemized list of what you want and how much it will cost can save you from financial ruin before your married life has even begun!
Budget planners are simple and easy to use, but they do require you to do some research before you add up all the figures to give you overall budget. Usually they will come with a series of traditional essentials – ceremony costs, reception fees, catering, favors, stationery, wedding dress etc. Some will come pre-filled with average costs for each element to give you a guide and a second column which is blank for you to fill in the cost to you.
As you fill in the budget planner call around some vendors and wedding venues to get an idea of costs. Do some research on the internet as well. Make sure your figures are realistic or you could end up with a real headache the closer you get to your wedding day.
Wedding Planning Guide – there are so many free planning guides available on the internet to download. Try to pick one from a reputable source to give you the best advice. You could download several but you could end up with information overload and lots of conflicting advice!
A wedding planning guide is an essential tool, particularly when you first get started. Whether you know lots or nothing about planning a party on this scale, planning guides can still give you lots of hints, tips and advice which you may not have considered yourself!
When looking for free planning tools try to get from reputable source. Magazines are great but often churn out the same article over and over again. There are literally hundreds of wedding websites out there but only handful can really offer you good, sound advice from people in the know.