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4 Basic Steps to Begin Your Wedding Planning

Aug 17, 2007
Every little girl dreams of her wedding , but dreaming and wedding planning are too different things. Making your dream a reality doesn't have to be a nightmare. With a few simple tips and a lot of planning you can have the wedding of your dreams.

There are basically four decisions you have to make before anything else can be planned. The first decision you must make is what style you want for your wedding, a formal or informal wedding. This decision will help you decide on everything from the wedding invitations to what the attendants will wear. Remember to keep the same level of formality throughout the whole wedding process. You don't want to send out formal invitations and then have your attendants dressed informally.

Once you decide on the style of your wedding, the next step is what you want in a reception. Deciding where it will be held is the first step , either indoors or outdoors. Once you have decided where it will be held you must decide what type of reception you want. There are buffet style receptions or more elegant cocktail receptions on the terrace. Are your guests going to enjoy dancing and a five course dinner or croquet on the lawn and a barbecue.

Next is setting your budget. In order to set your budget you need a general idea of how many guests will be at the wedding. Have a target amount that you want to spend. If you find yourself going over you can always adjust down the road. Make sure you set aside a reasonable amount for the number of guests you're inviting. Wedding planning is stressful enough.

The last decision to be made before you can really start your wedding planning is the time of year. If you're dreaming of a beautiful garden filled with flowers or a candlelight ceremony with the bridesmaids in red velvet then you have to choose the right time of year. You can't have your bridesmaids in red velvet in the middle of the summer.

Just Remember you don't have to make all the decisions yourself. Allow family and friends to help as much as possible with the decisions. If you're unsure where to start have some friends over for a wedding planning party. There won't be a lack of ideas, the hard part will be choosing the ones you like best. Now that you have made the four basic decisions about your wedding planning you can take a deep breath and give yourself a pat on the back because this in only the beginning.
About the Author
Bonnie Goodwin Ray has more than sixteen years experience in the wedding industry. She is the author of Wedding Planning Made Easier and has become a leading expert in silk wedding bouquets design.
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