How To Plan Your Own Wedding

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There can seem to be a million different things to think about when it comes to planning your own wedding.

You really can plan your perfect wedding all by yourself.  You can have your dream wedding without spending much needed money on a wedding planner.

Organization is key to ensuring that your special day goes off without a hitch. There is no need to get overwhelmed if you can enlist the help of family and trusted friends.

Picking Your Wedding Venue

Before a date is even set, you may want to start looking for the perfect venue. The venue you want may not even be available on the day you plan to get married.

For the ideal setting, you may need to be flexible about the date. Remember, once you make a deposit you probably cannot get a refund if you change your mind. It is important to consider all options before making a decision.

Book The Photographer

Choosing the right photographer can seem like a daunting task but it does not have to be. The best way to get a good photographer is by being referred by a trusted friend. Ask everyone you know that has recently hired a photographer for a reference. Always go the photographers office to see past work. Your wedding is a day that cannot be repeated so good pictures are extremely important.

Wedding Caterers

When searching for the perfect caterer, consider how many options are available. A caterer who offers only the standard chicken or beef may not be the best choice. It is a good idea to offer at least one vegetarian entree. It is also important to decide what type of dining style you prefer.

A sit down dinner may be more sophisticated but the choices are often limited. A buffet offers more choices, but if you have a large number of guests, the lines can get too long. You will want to taste all the options offered by the caterer you choose before leaving a deposit.

The Perfect Wedding Cake

Wedding cakes have come a long way. You can find the ideal piece of edible art to enhance the beauty of your day. Go to your local bake shop and taste a variety of cakes to see what you like best. At least one layer should be somewhat plain for the picky eaters at your wedding. After you decide on the right flavors, talk to the baker who will be making your cake to come up with a design you love.

Buying A Wedding Dress

Many brides make the mistake of taking every girlfriend, every female relative, their father and sometimes even their groom to pick out a dress. Picking the perfect dress is much easier with fewer opinions. A small group will do. The bride, her mother and one trusted friend should suffice.

Make sure your bridal consultant knows your price limit before you try on any dresses. It is also a good idea to know the general style you prefer. When you find your dress, do not let anyone change your mind. It’s your day.

It is not a good plan to have a large gap of time or a large travel distance between the wedding and reception. The ideal situation is having the ceremony and the celebration at the same venue. Not only is it easier for your guests, it is often more affordable. It also eliminates the stress of dealing with another business.

Wedding Invitations

Invitations are available everywhere. With the improvement in computer graphic software, making your own wedding invitations has become one of the newest trends. This gives the bride control over every aspect of her wedding stationary. Make sure the invitations go out early enough so that your guests have time to save the date.

Wedding Decorations

There are many aspects to your wedding decorations. If you are going to have a big reception you are most definitely going to want some help with this. From choosing the right color of wedding flowers for your wedding centerpieces, to what kind of tablecloths, chair covers, and party favors you may want to provide your guests there always seems to be a million decisions to be made, and is outside the scope of this article to provide everything there is to think about.

Planning your wedding does not have to be stressful and it does not need to cost too much. You can control every aspect without wearing yourself too thin. Enjoy the wedding you have always dreamed of by designing it yourself.

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