What to Consider When Wedding Planning

Planning a wedding has never been more exciting. Today’s weddings aren’t what they used to be as many extra avenues are now open to more people than there once was. Inexpensive travel, cheaper hotel rates, and access to once remote locations can make that special occasion one to remember.

Adventure and excitement for your wedding day may sound romantic, but there are more things to consider when planning a wedding. Location will more then likely be one of the most important decisions to make. If planning a wedding halfway across the world, will it be a place that friends and family will be able to have access to? Some people have held weddings while sky diving from an airplane. This may once again seem adventurous, but is it a place where your grandmother and grandfather will be able to share in the festivities? So, an important factor when doing your destination wedding planning is to consider the people that you would like to be there. If it’s important for the grandparents to attend, it may be better to save the sky diving for the honeymoon, or save it for a pre or post wedding event. If you’re unsure of where you would want your wedding to be, or if you’re unsure about what is available in a certain area, you can check out a wedding planning web site. There are many out there and their sole purpose is to provide you with information to help plan your wedding.

Once a suitable location is selected that caters to the needs of the bride, groom, and guests it is time for the wedding event planning. Wedding events can be catering, music, transportation and other activities. If you are having a wedding in a new location or you’re just not familiar with what may be available in your native area you may wish to consult some wedding planning guides. These can be lists available off the internet, out of a phone book, or you may wish to consult a professional wedding planner in the chosen area. A wedding planner can also help with travel plans, hotel bookings, and handling any odds and ends that may need to be addressed. Remember to try and plan events that everyone can enjoy to help make that special day memorable for everyone.

No wedding planning would be complete without those wedding vows. Some people still choose to write their own vows while others simply go with the more traditional vows. Wedding vows planning can be an important part of the wedding adding or taking away intimacy from the event. A favorite poem or simple words of commitment, respect, and love can be shared and can make all the difference in the ceremony.

Wedding planning can take time and a lot of effort. It’s important to realize the experience you wish to create and make sure that everything remains affordable at the same time. Keeping guests in mind whilst planning can save time and money and also ensure that a full list of guests attend. If however you are looking for that romantic get away for two, there are many non traditional paths to take as well. The important part when planning your wedding is to make sure that the bride and groom are happy with their decisions and that they make them together.

Wedding Planning: A Guide to Help You Create Your Best Wedding Ever

Surely, getting married is something huge to consider and prepare. Every couple along with their family will definitely have extra hectic time a couple of months before the D day. A careful and thorough wedding planning is absolutely needed to help you getting everything done in a perfect way. As we all acknowledge, a marriage brings too much excitement, nervousness as well as too many things to consider, prepare, and plan to both would-be bride and bridegroom and their big family.

The following wedding planning guide could be one of your references in helping you to prepare and plan your wedding ceremony and reception perfectly.

1. Have a conversation with your spouse about the budget
A realistic number on the cost of every single expense for your extra special day is very crucial. Such a figure will help you to manage and make do with the budget; this will help you not to overspend and avoid excessive pressure on you.

2. Do the Booking
Once you have decided the budget, you can start to look for the best venue you wish your special day to hold. Since finding the right place for your wedding is pretty hard to get considering there are countless numbers of other couples who are doing the same thing with you, it is better for you to book the place immediately and put a deposit down after determining the best one.

Remember that you should also book the reception area. In this case, you will likely have to plan for your actual reception and how to host the reception as you wish. In fact, you can simply have a small gathering for the whole family and close friends at home to cut the cost down. Once this booking place is settled, you have to move to the next thing.

3. Determine the theme and color scheme for your special day

4. Determine the guests
Both of you have to determine people you are about to invite to come to your party. Usually, people you know for certain period of time, those who mean a lot to you, those who care for you, even if you have just known them for a while and of course, relatives and friends are people you will likely want to have on your wedding party.

5. Invitation
This issue will have a close relationship to the theme and color scheme of your special day. In fact, your invitation should match perfectly to your pre-determined theme and color scheme. The best time to send your invitation would be about two months before the D day.

The above wedding planning guide will help you to manage your extra special day perfectly and finish up your decoration and other minor things. Have a great moment!

Social Media and Wedding Planning Ideas

The web is creating smaller and smaller worlds via social media and event planning companies. I met Noa Gafni of Webutantes by an article someone mentioned on either Twitter or Linkedin. I can’t remember it’s getting so confusing. Anyway, the article was about wedding planning ideas.

In particular, this article was a mini- wedding planning guide and provided wedding planning ideas and resources. What caught my eye though was the resource discussion because they were listed for people who are on a budget and cannot afford wedding coordinators.

I then used my acquired internet skills and tracked Noa down for the pitch. She loved the idea of budgets but instead of adding to the already mentioned wedding planning ideas she posted, she requested an article on how to throw a cocktail party on a budget. That topic was right up my alley and I sent her information that included advice and links for invitations, music and food. I even included a menu that was easy-to-make. Many of the helpful tips I used in the article are based upon my experience working for other event planning companies as well as my own.

A funny note here, I thought my internet skills were pretty up-to-date but paled in comparison to Noa’s. She edited my article and listed links to music and invitation websites that were more current. Then again, I am still learning this medium; she is well-versed and experienced in social media.

The menu I provided got me to venture out beyond my known sources since the recipes were from various sites. These recipes are great easy-to-make appetizers such as red-salmon dip, mushroom rolls, sun dried tomato and olive tapenade bruschetta. I also provided some new recipes too. The honey lemon chicken skewers with vegetables and the mini-peppermint cheesecakes with chocolate chips were two new recipes I researched for the article. What I liked about these two hors d’oeuvres were that they fit right into my mantra – make it simple, fast and delicious.

Again, it all comes down to the internet and event planning companies and how we are all connected via the web. Until next time, remember to make it simple fun and delicious and be a guest at your own event!

Why You Should Look For More Than a Wedding Planning Checklist

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.