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A Wedding Planning Mini Guide
By Terje Brooks Ellingsen
If you are considering marriage, this little wedding plan guide might be useful for you. There are lots of paid information and tips online on how to plan a successful wedding. This however, is a free wedding planning guide that is not comprehensive, but can at least give you some tips on how to approach the wedding planning issues.
I guess you already have lots of thoughts and visions of how your wedding day should be. If you want to arrange a successful wedding reception you need to put down some legwork upfront. Don't run to the nearest wedding shop. Wait until you have read this. What I am trying to say is: If you spend a little time preparing and planning, the chances are high that your wedding party will be a successful event that both you and your guests won't forget.
The first thing you should do is jot down a list of important topics to discuss with your fianc"e. Do a brainstorming here, write down everything that comes up in your mind no matter how crazy or unimportant it seems. Later you can evaluate and eventually take issues off of the list, but the task now is to ensure that you don't forget anything that can make your wedding a memorable success. Without telling you what to write, there are some issues that are difficult not to consider, like the number of guests, the maximum amount you want to spend, who is going to pay for the wedding, which type of wedding - religious, civil, traditional, theme etc.
When you have completed the list and removed issues that you consider as unimportant or not wanted, you and your fianc"e have to discuss it and try to come to a proposal that both of you can accept. Then it is time to arrange a meeting with the parents to discuss the various topics. The most difficult parts will probably be those that involve money - the budget and who is going to pay and how much each. Another controversial issue is the guest list. Stick to the topics in your list and find out what is most important to them. Try to reach a consensus.
You then need to elaborate on the wedding ideas you have come up with. You can check out wedding web sites on the Internet, take a look at bridal magazines and books. You also need to pick a wedding date. If you want to reserve a popular site, it is important to set the date well in advance.
Many couples are so stressed the days before their wedding that when the day comes they are exhausted. The best way to prevent this and make a great wedding for both you and the guest is to get organized and start the planning well in advance. You must also decide whether or not to hire a wedding consultant or event planner. You can also purchase a complete wedding planner or wedding management software. It is easiest do do that online, since you can download it and start to use it immediately.
About The Author
Terje Brooks Ellingsen is an internet publisher.