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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 is expected that most of the couples going to be married are working and don’t get enough time to properly plan their wedding. So they opt for hiring a wedding planner. A wedding planner is a professional wedding consultant who guides you through the entire process of your wedding, from planning, designing, purchasing, to the actual ceremony being ended. There are different wedding planners and choosing the best for you can only be planned by the couple.

There are online wedding planning tools as well. These tools include a wedding budgeter, wedding checklist, guest list, tickers, etc. a wedding budgeter provides calculating and estimating the wedding budget. The checklist is a complete and comprehensive list to things to do can be found online. Some tools can provide links to photos and latest trends as well.

Wedding Guest list keeps track of all the guests you are willing to invite, allow you to group them too. It facilitates you to send invites, mails, RSVPs and thank you notes as well. There are many more tools that can be found online. Many couples create their own wedding website where they coordinate with each other and with their friends and family. It is a good idea to keep interacted with your guests and inform them about the big and small events.

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 by the Hooters girls? Don’t worry, that is not what we are talking about here! (If that would be your groom’s dream wedding, then definitely hire a planner.) Many men are actually quite capable of planning a tasteful and elegant wedding.

The groom can do some of the planning, most or it, or even all of it. The third option means that pretty much all the bride has to do is show up and say, “I do”. Recruiting your fiance to make the wedding arrangements does mean giving up some control, and allowing him to to make independent decisions. It is not fair to expect for him to do all of the work without letting him have the fun of injecting his personality into the event.

One part of planning a wedding that interests all grooms is the food. When a man makes the reception arrangements, you can expect to have great food, a delicious cake, and a free-flowing open bar. If he is not as interested in details like centerpieces and bouquets, do not be concerned; that is why you hire a good florist – she will know what to do. Wedding professionals can take a few hints about your general style and taste, and take it from there to create something fabulous.

Even if she has left everything else to the groom, the bride will have to choose her own wedding gown. Most brides prefer to keep the gown a secret from the groom. Personally, that would be my advice, because I believe that one of the most special moments of a wedding is when the groom catches his first glimpse of the bride in her gown as she comes down the aisle. For that same reason, I would also discourage pre-wedding group photo sessions, even if it is more convenient.

That said, some women like to include their groom in the bridal gown selection. There two common reasons why a bride would make this choice. The first is finances – if the couple is paying for their own wedding, sometimes that bride feels that any purchase as expensive as her bridal gown should be a joint decision. The more usual reason is that the bride wants to be absolutely certain that her groom loves the way she looks in her favorite gown before committing to it.

If you decide to allow the groom to see your gown, at least keep the final result a surprise from him. This means that after the dress has been selected, he should not be involved in the accessory decisions. Once you add a beautiful veil, a sparkling tiara, and fabulous bridal jewelry, you will be transformed from a woman in a lovely dress to a real bride. Do be sure before purchasing your bridal jewelry that the groom has not already selected something special for you. Particularly if he knows what the gown looks like, the groom might want to treat you to a lovely necklace or pair of earrings.

For brides who do not have the time or the desire to undertake the daunting task of planning a wedding, sometimes the best thing to do is leave it up to the groom. As long as your fiance is willing and able, trust him to make your wedding day as wonderful and memorable as you have always imagined it. Allowing the bride to simply show up on the day of the wedding, radiant and stress-free, might be the best gift that a man could give to the love of his life.

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 choose from; from those that trail down to the floor, to ones that cover some of the face. Not all brides will cover their face and the veil exists more as an embellishment from their hair downwards along the back of their dress. Veils are available in a number of sheer fabrics like organza, tulle, chiffon and net. They can have flowers entwined in them or ribbon. While there are infinite varieties out there, what is important is that you are comfortable with the style and that it matches your gown.

The Ring Bearer Pillows

These are small satin covered pillows, often in white, that are carried by the ring bearer down the aisle to the altar. Nestled cozily on the top of the pillows are the bride and groom’s wedding rings. They tend to be heavily decorated to stand out as they progress up the aisle to the waiting couple.

The Flower Girl

The young girl who participates in your wedding procession will probably be a relative or friend from either side of the family. Her role is to precede the bride up the aisle and strew flowers on the path in anticipation of her. The flower girl’s dress should fit the style and color of your bridesmaids, albeit her dress will be age appropriate. You can choose to have her throw petals on her walk or thorn-less roses.