Planning the Wedding of Your Dreams

Planning your Phoenix wedding is an exciting experience especially when it’s a fairytale wedding. Fantasy weddings are probably one of the most popular themed weddings. Every single girl has dreamed for years More »

Planning the Wedding of Your Dreams

They say money can’t buy love – and it also doesn’t necessarily have to buy the wedding of your dreams. On the contrary, you can get the wedding of your dreams even More »

Wedding and Not Involve the Bride In Major Decisions

Just recently I was reading about Oprah Winfrey’s new reality show coming up called “Don’t Tell the Bride”. Apparently she’s looking for brides to be who will agree to get married and More »

Planning the Wedding You Really Want

There are four simple secrets to planning a wedding without (a) losing your sanity or (b) having your dreams stolen by the people around you. o Eat the elephant one bite at More »

Planning the Wedding Budget

When beginning to plan your wedding, sit down with your fiance and talk about the wedding you want and the wedding of your dreams. Your wedding should be able to relate to More »

Planning the Wedding of Your Dreams

They say money can’t buy love – and it also doesn’t necessarily have to buy the wedding of your dreams. On the contrary, you can get the wedding of your dreams even when you’re on a budget!

From the time they are born, little girls dream of their wedding day. They envision sparkling lights, a princess gown, a handsome groom and a giant party thrown in their honor. When the big day finally approaches, however, brides begin to realize that the wedding of their dreams might be out of reach financially – or so they think!

The truth is you don’t need tons of money to have the wedding of your dreams. A wedding is the first amazing adventure that you’ll take as a couple, and planning it will be wonderful – with or without a huge budget.

First and foremost, don’t hire a wedding planner. Sure, it will be nice to have someone coordinate your big day, but think about it – it’s your big day, not someone else’s! Why wouldn’t you want to have your hands in

Wedding of Your Dreams on a Budget

If you are on a budget, you can still have a dream wedding if you follows some basic steps. You should start with planning your wedding and upfront establish a budget that works for all involved. You will find that you can plan a non-traditional wedding that not only cuts costs, is a lot of fun and easy to do. You can also opt for a smaller wedding that can allow you more flexibility in terms of costs. You can also make wedding crafts that are unique and inexpensive to add to the professional setups. With these ideas in mind, let’s first look at the non-traditional wedding.

Many couples have chosen the beach as a low-cost venue to have their wedding. If you go this route, you only need to worry about paying the clergy, and be prepared to offer a reception that takes place either in a nearby restaurant or hall that is near where you marry. This is a fun, more casual way to get married that is wonderful, intimate and low costs. Remember, that your wedding day should

Some Ideas In Planning The Wedding

The actual wedding ceremony is what makes nuptials possible! It may take place in a religious facility, outdoors, or any other venue. When planning the wedding ceremony there are many things that need to be taken into consideration. Taking the time to carefully plan this will ensure that everything runs smoothly, and details can make all the difference on the actual day. Depending on the style of wedding there will be many things that need to be decided. Some of the items or tasks that may be overlooked are the wedding veil, the ring bearer pillows, and the flower girl.

The Wedding Veil

The wedding veil has been a tradition for thousands of years; it was first worn by Roman brides to protect them from evil spirits. It has been a part of Judaism from the time of the biblical patriarch Isaac. Today, wedding veils are traditionally worn by the bride until she meets the groom at the altar. After they are pronounced man and wife, the groom lifts up her veil. There are many different types of veils to

Planning the Wedding of Your Dreams

Planning your Phoenix wedding is an exciting experience especially when it’s a fairytale wedding. Fantasy weddings are probably one of the most popular themed weddings. Every single girl has dreamed for years of walking down the aisle to her Prince Charming in her stunning ball gown feeling like a real fairytale princess. It is a sight to behold and a pleasurable memory to relive in your wedding photography Phoenix. It is a long lived fantasy which will finally become a reality.

Fairytale wedding creates the atmosphere of royalty and romance. Let your imagination be your guide as you plan a fairytale wedding. There is absolutely no limit to the creative ideas you can incorporate in every aspect of the wedding. Here are a few ideas you can use to make that fantasy wedding seem like it came straight out from a fairytale book.

o A great idea is to arrive in the wedding ceremony in a carriage pulled by a white horse.
o When choosing for that perfect wedding dress, go for sophistication and glamour. Ball gowns complete with a petticoat will look absolutely beautiful. For a more full-out princess look, do not forget to wear

Wedding and Not Involve the Bride In Major Decisions

Just recently I was reading about Oprah Winfrey’s new reality show coming up called “Don’t Tell the Bride”. Apparently she’s looking for brides to be who will agree to get married and allow their groom to plan the entire wedding without her knowledge or even a clue of one thing he plans ahead of time.

There will be eight couples chosen and these couples must sign an agreement that the bride will stay out of the entire planning and if she agrees they will receive $25,000 towards their wedding. This is an opportunity for couples in several different ways. Number one, they will get a free wedding and a $25,000 wedding is a nice amount of money and will purchase quite an elaborate wedding. Next, these couples will have the opportunity to be seen on Oprah’s reality TV show which will give them exposure before millions of people who are hooked on watching these types of programs.

These are a couple of really nice pro’s that should attract many couples to fill out the application and agree to participate. But are there any cons to this agreement for the couples themselves? Well let’s look at a

Planning the Wedding You Really Want

There are four simple secrets to planning a wedding without (a) losing
your sanity or (b) having your dreams stolen by the people around you.

o Eat the elephant one bite at a time.

o Stand strong, sister!

o Give yourself time.

o Hand over the reigns . . . at the END.

Eat the Elephant One Bite at a Time

Have you ever heard about how to eat an elephant? The answer is “One bite at a time.”

It’s the same with planning something as elephant-sized as your wedding. Even if your wedding is relatively small in terms of the
number of guests or the number of vendors, planning a wedding is
an elephant. There are many, many decisions you have to make.

Wedding task check lists make it clear that you don’t need to
find a florist or invitations first thing. Finding a venue and a
caterer are tasks that need to be addressed earlier on.

Even if flowers and invitations are crucial pieces of your
wedding dreams, don’t worry about them until it’s time. Don’t
try to jam the entire elephant into your mouth at once.

Planning the Wedding Budget

When beginning to plan your wedding, sit down with your fiance and talk about the wedding you want and the wedding of your dreams. Your wedding should be able to relate to your friends and relatives, to who you are and what you are becoming. Next after deciding on some general parameters you will want to have a plan that will help you best determine to track costs.

Take a planner and on the first page write down everything that you will need, for your dream wedding. For example the florist, photographer, cake, reception sites, wedding consultant, ceremony and any other vendors. Now after you have put down everything that you will need for your dream wedding on the next page title that page your realistic wedding. Now on the realistic wedding page list everything that you will need and the amounts for each. For example start with the florist and put down the cost of the floral centerpieces, bouquet etc.Now this is for the realistic wedding only. Remember the first page is your dream wedding. Also for the realistic wedding make a list of the amount money needed to feed your guests. When you are finished

Planning Your Own Wedding

One of the most common ways to reduce wedding planning stress is to hire a wedding planner. Unfortunately, wedding planners are not always affordable and neither are some of the ideas they will have for your wedding. This leaves most brides planning their own wedding.

In this article we are going to take a look at a few quick tips to help you get started planning your wedding in the right way.

Tip #1: Set A Realistic Budget

We all hate budgeting, but it is necessary. You don’t want your marriage to start off in a big debt because of your wedding. The two of you will need to come up with a final price tag that makes sense for your wedding. For some couples it is $30 000 for others it is only $5000. With a little creativity and work you can work within either of those budgets.

Tip #2: Select A Date And Time For The Wedding

This will be one of the first things you will need to decide. Make sure that you think this through. A summer wedding will cost more then a winter wedding. Can you afford to have your wedding in the summer? Will you save

Start Planning the Wedding Decoration

If a couple is planning their wedding day, then they are probably well aware today, that they have to spend a lot of time into planning it.

One of the biggest problems, at least in the initial stages of the planning, is where to start.

If you are looking for some unique wedding decorating ideas, then hopefully this article will give you a few inspirations to get you started.

Firstly, you will want to decide what sort of wedding you are going to have. Are you going to have a traditional wedding or something particularly modern or unique?

Of course, it is your choice and it is your special day so what you are going to do is entirely your choice between you and your partner.

You will find a lot of different decorations by searching the internet. There are many options to choose your unique wedding decoration.

There are so many different aspects of the wedding ceremony that make the day unique and special. Decorating is definitely one of them.

If you are looking for something particularly unique and original, then you are certainly not alone. You will be able

Grooms Make Planning the Wedding

For most people, marriage happens only once in their lives and they always get excited about their wedding plans. Because of this excitement, they may make wrong decisions they will soon regret after their wedding day. They miss the obvious signs that could have avoided a mistake.

Here are the common wedding planning mistakes made by the couples that can serve as a lesson to those who are planning on tying the knot:

  • Impulsive decisions. Because the couples are overly excited, they often make rushed decisions about booking wedding vendors. They often forget to collect and compare detailed information from different vendors. Pros and cons must be weighed first. It is important to gather data by making surveys, asking opinions and gathering feedback from others, conducting your own research about the wedding vendors, etc. Give yourself time to think before making any decisions you may regret later on.
  • They are easily convinced by advertisements and persuasion. Wedding vendors will always saying good things about their product and services. They hide their flaws so they can make a sale. They also make suggestions that you should have this and that in your wedding, but in fact these things

Tips for Planning the Wedding

Wedding is ‘your’ day, a special day. It should be celebrated in a special way. It is always good to plan your wedding ahead. Planning not only will keep everything in flow and saves you from a chaos; it also let the occasion be special in a special and memorable way.

Planning does not only involve booking a banquet hall and the main ceremony. It accounts for the least detail as well. It involves how to invite your guests, designing the invitation cards, sending those cards to your guests, wedding dresses for bride, and groom, best man, and bridesmaid, outfit for the bride’s mother, wedding menus, wedding songs, wedding gifts, bridal flowers etc.

Planning starts with allocating the budget for your wedding. No matter what your financial conditions are, you surely will have a budget for the day. When you have an over all amount to be spent for the day, make a checklist of all the events and arrangements needed to be made. Allocate a budget to each category in the checklist.

For planning a wedding, you may hire a wedding planner, find a wedding planning website, or do it on your own. It

Groom Plans the Wedding

Many women have dreamed about the perfect wedding all of their lives. However, some women are excited to get married, but have no interest in planning a wedding. Sometimes she leaves the details up to her mom or a wedding planner, but if he wants to handle the arrangements, why not let the groom plan the wedding?

There are a variety of reasons why a bride might prefer not to plan her own wedding. Perhaps she is a medical student without a moment to spare. Or maybe she started the planning, but found it to be too stressful. Then of course, there are some women who simply do not have the wedding planning gene. If you want a beautiful wedding, but flipping through bridal magazines and picking out bouquets just bores you to tears, that’s okay. In some relationships, it is the guy who is more detail oriented and organized. If that sounds familiar, maybe you should let your fiance handle the wedding planning.

Now you may think, uh-oh, if the groom is in charge of the planning, what will the wedding be like? Do you picture groomsmen in tuxedo t-shirts, kegs of beer, and catering

The Wedding Speeches

Once the bride and groom decide they want a wedding speeches and toasts event at their reception – which is quite common – the next task is to plan it.

Planning this event takes some thought since the bride and groom don’t want to choose people who are reluctant to speak in public.

As well, some people – the Father of the Bride and the Best Man in particular – are expected to pay tribute to the newlyweds.

Planning the wedding speeches event involves four main areas including…

1. When To Schedule The Speeches and Toasts

This can include before dinner, after dinner, after the Grand Entrance, or even after the cake cutting.

2. Who To Invite To Give A Speech or Toast

The wedding planners should decide whether they want to include those who are traditionally expected to speak, create their own list, or have open speeches and toasts. “Open” speeches are much more time-consuming and while the remarks can be spontaneous, they can also be embarrassing.

3. How Long The Event Will Run

Each speech – including the toast – should run no longer than 5 minutes.

A Preview Into Planning The Wedding Of Your Dreams

Congratulations! You are officially engaged! What should be the happiest time of your life can quickly become one of the most stressful without a level-headed approach and proper planning. If you are like most newly engaged women, you don’t know where to start or how to plan the wedding of your dreams. Wedding planning can be great fun; but the lists and details also can make your head spin.

First, determine what type of wedding you want. Do you want a romantic getaway with just the two of you? Perhaps a large ceremony at a church or hotel? You may even opt for a summer beach side wedding. Whatever setting you decide, remember that it is YOUR wedding and you should cater to what you truly want.

The second step should be developing a budget and deciding who will pay for the ceremony. Make sure you know exactly how much family members are going to contribute. Parents of the bride historically have paid the bill but more often, it is the case that both the bride and groom typically pay for the expenses; especially in older couples or second marriages. As they take on their share

Your Budget Before Planning the Wedding

The most important aspect of planning your wedding is having a budget. This allows you to work within your means and not have to cut back on plans once you have decided on them. It gets very draining and frustrating when you get something done and then have to go back and change it because it doesn’t work financially. With that in mind here are some reasons to have your budget ready before you start planning your wedding.

Debt: While some are more fortunate to have parents to pay for their wedding, there are also those who have to pay their own way. Surprisingly enough, many people end their wedding with quite a bit of debt. This is something you want to avoid if possible. If money is that tight, elope at the court house and have a cookout at your place afterwards.

On the other hand if you have some money to spend, go through your finances and figure how much you can afford. Then you can plan according to your budget instead of going into debt.

Guest List: When you write your guest list, make three categories of people; must have, should have

Let Your Groom Plan the Wedding

I just saw the most fascinating wedding show on BBC America about grooms planning the wedding while the bride has to sit back and be surprised on the big day. It was a very interesting idea, and it was hard to say who had it worse: the groom who had to make all of the preparations or the bride who had to give up all control over her own wedding. It got me to thinking, would you let your groom plan the wedding?

If you think about it, in almost every case, it is the bride who is in charge of planning the wedding. She makes all of the big decisions about style, vendors, and all of the rest. Sure, some grooms may have opinions and may even have a nearly equal say in matters, but the reality is that the wedding is usually the bride’s show. After all, most women have a picture of a perfect wedding in their mind (even if they won’t confess to it), but very few men have even given the subject a moment’s thought before they become engaged.

So what would it be like for a man to throw a

Planning the Wedding

Weddings are fun, but anyone who has ever planned a wedding might be happy to tell you about the horror stories of everything that went wrong. Unfortunately, this happens all too often no matter how well you plan or how experienced your resources might be. Planning the wedding doesn’t have to be like that, though.

Of course, trying to cram plans into a tiny timeframe just doesn’t work well. Arranging a reception for 200 people in two weeks is all but impossible if you expect all the bells and whistles to be perfectly in place. One of the most important factors, therefore, in planning any wedding is to make sure the timeframe matches the type of wedding.

Any formal affair that entails hundreds of guests, designer gowns, destination travel plans, a celebrity style caterer, and additional custom touches, will take at least a year of virtual full time planning. For a smaller wedding of perhaps ‘family and friends’ or ‘under 50 people’ you’re still looking at two months, although a month (with lots of help) might be reasonable.

One of the most time consuming aspects is choosing the dress. Women spend weeks and weeks looking

Planning the Wedding Menu

Setting a wedding menu can be a daunting task especially for someone who has never planned such an event before. There are many factors to consider when planning the wedding menu. The time and location of your wedding reception, the cost of the meal, the type of foods you want to serve, choice of a caterer, and theme of your wedding are among the most important factors to consider. Many of these decisions will have to be finalized with your fiance.

Time and location – If you’re having a late morning or early afternoon weekend reception, you would probably serve a brunch or lunch menu to your guests. For an evening reception, a dinner either buffet or sit down style can be planned. A cocktail party can even be an option which will shorten your reception time considerably.

Just as important is the location where the wedding reception will be held. Banquet halls, country clubs, reception halls, churches or even outdoor locations, ie. parks, beaches, can serve as your wedding venues. The choice of location will surely affect the type of food you serve.

Cost of the meal – The expenses for your meal will

Plan the Wedding of Your Dreams

Unless you are a professional wedding planner, the best tip for anyone planning a wedding is to get advice. Yes, it is much easier if you can afford to hire a wedding planner, but if that is not possible, the next best thing is to go online where those in the wedding business have posted information to help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

You will probably be surprised to find all that is available online to help you plan and manage your wedding. These sites are thorough, well thought out and, best of all, they were created by those wedding planners you could not afford to hire!

Here are some of the wedding planning tools that are available on the worldwide web:

Address Book and RSVP Manager

This online tool can help you gather addresses, time the mailing of your invitations, identify save-the-date tools, and even track RSVPs. It can also track RSVPs for multiple events – such as the wedding, bachelor party, bridal shower and more.

These online tools also let you record gifts, track thank-you notes and even plan the seating arrangements for the reception or shower. Best of

Planning The Wedding

The ceremony is a public proclamation or marriage between two people. It usually involves the exchange of wedding vows and the symbolic presentation of gifts to each other in the form of rings.

Though it seems to get the least attention of the lavish affair, it is the most important hour or two of ANY setting; whether it is a small, intimate, medium, large, or extravagant wedding!

Here are a few important elements that you need to remember, or at least have some of them involved in your ceremony.

1. Location – Contrary to beliefs or tradition, the ceremony does not have to be performed in a house of worship. There are outdoor locations and other sites that can make the ceremony both spiritual and memorable.

2. Wedding Programs – Wedding programs may be customized to compliment the color scheme of the wedding location and the theme.

Keep the theme or color scheme in mind when planning the wedding ceremony.

3. Ceremony Decorations – No matter where you decide to have your ceremony, there must be some form of decoration to fit the theme of your wedding and the color scheme. Be sure to make it within reach of your budget or else you will run