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Wedding Planning Overview for Simple Wedding Planning
Levan's Catering Wedding Planning Series
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Wedding Without a Plan Is Usually a Problem!
Basic Wedding Planning Timeline
The Legalities that Go Along with Marriage
The Pre-Wedding Parties
Wedding Attire for Bride and Bridegroom
Your Wedding Invitations & Etiquette
Deciding Who’s Gets Invited to Your Wedding
Prepare for Wedding Day
Selecting a Wedding Ceremony Site
Choosing Wedding Reception Venue
Wedding Photography & Videography
Your Wedding Flowers & Decorations
Your Wedding Menu, Cake and Beverages
Nothing Says You like Your Wedding Music
Wedding Day Transportation for The Bride and Groom
Unique Wedding Gifts Are Memories
Honeymoon Planning Tips
PLANNING YOUR WEDDING
A Wedding Without a Plan Is Usually a Problem! You've been awaiting has finally appeared, the afternoon. Your companion has proposed marriage and
also, you've emphatically said 'YES'! Today, what does one do? A significant difference will be made by
the clear answer to that particular basic question in the way the authentic 'special day' plays out. Gone
would be the nights when weddings were simple affairs that took place on family facilities with the
neighbors selling into help. Nowadays the groom along with the woman will be the ones calling most of
the images. Overall, it's the two people marriage who determine what is going to happen, although others
will try to get engaged, when and how.
With much to coordinate, it is incredible that marriages go on whatsoever. Considering that the woman
and the groom are likely keeping down full-time jobs, who has time for you to work everything out? And
you can find a lot of. Well, the huge solution is it is all in the master plan. Having a well- with coming to
the most intimate vacation destination, a thought-out strategy that finishes and begins with picking the
perfect wedding day may be the only approach to retain nerves from fraying from being lost.
A lot of methods can be found that will help you plan your wedding. It is around you to choose which
software works best for you then you've got to ensure you utilize the tool you've picked. Wedding planning
tools variety in cost thus before you have a move back, go paying hardly any money and feel to get a time
concerning the w-word. A 'budget' is a must as it's what will keep you and your partner (and other people
backing the celebrations) from going into debt. As unflattering whilst the term is, every wedding has to
start out with a budget. Because let's face it, wedding charges can quickly spiral out of control; everyone
needs their wedding day to become magical.
To determine a plan for the big day, begin with determining much each can afford to contribute and who's
currently likely to be contributing towards the finances. Then you're able to begin to spend the budget
towards the different parts of the wedding, once you have a complete dollar add up to use.
The wedding programs all begin with the marriage day. With just four breaks within this month, not
everybody could, although everyone desires to be a June bride. The marriage day you select could have
a significant effect on your allowance. A wedding throughout the hectic summertime will cost a lot more
than one that's used off season. Not simply will the marriage date affect the cost you will purchase
everything to the shooter from the big event hall, it also affects access.
It is time for you to get busy when wedding day and the wedding budget have been nailed down. Part II
provides a timeline of tasks you have to attain inside months and the nights prior to the special day!
Basic Wedding Planning Timeline
When planning the wedding, work backward from the 'big day' according to the schedule displayed below.
Six to twelve months before your wedding date is the period when you really need to create the
majority of your reservations and put deposits down. You've got to obtain a relatively precise although
difficult estimate of friends you'll have because each wedding place may accommodate a particular
number of people and you want a spot that will comfortably accommodates what needs to be
accomplished during this timeframe.
o Select and reserve locations for the wedding ceremony and the reception
o Interview and reserve your professional talent including Musician or DJ, Photographer / Videographer,
Floral arranger, Caterer, Wedding cake baker, Wedding official, Wedding planner or consultant (optional)
o Select and confirm wedding party attendants for both bride and groom
o Select wedding party attire and coordinate fittings
o Arrange transportation for bridal party on the big day
o Place engagement information in local newspaper
Four months before your wedding date is the time to make sure everything is in place.
o Finalize your guest list including complete mailing address for invitations
o Order wedding invitations
o Select a destination for the honeymoon, make hotel and airfare reservations, get passports
o Reconfirm that bridal party dresses are on order and menswear rental attire is coordinated
o Begin planning the wedding shower
o Register at bridal registries for shower and wedding gifts – if not registering at national chains,
remember to register at stores that are local to the families of both bride and groom
o Reserve suite for bride and groom's wedding night
o Reserve block of hotel rooms for out-of-town wedding guests
o Shop for and order wedding rings
o Make sure you both agree where you will live once you're married
Two months before your wedding date:
o Address and mail wedding invitations
o Make preparations for rehearsal dinner
o Coordinate details for marriage license in state where marriage ceremony will take place
o Coordinate, order, or make decorations and favors for wedding
o Select the music you want for the ceremony and the reception
One month before your wedding date:
o Have the wedding shower
o Complete final fittings for bridal dress and all bridal attendants
o Coordinate and schedule all hair and make-up appointments
o Purchase gifts for bridal party and groomsmen
Two weeks before your wedding date:
o Get marriage license
o Begin process of changing name on credit cards, social security card, driver's license, bank accounts
o Prepare seating arrangements and prepare place cards
o Make sure accommodations for out-of-town guests are in order
o Reconfirm all details with those who have been hired
o Prepare change of address paperwork, pack and get ready to move (if applicable)
o Give final count to caterer
o Practice hair and make-up styles; grooms should get hair cut now
The day before wedding your wedding date:
o Hold rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
o Get some rest
The Big Day
o Make it to the ceremony on time
o Bring wedding rings
o Have a means of paying final tab for all services rendered and have cash for tips
o Eat before ceremony so you don't get sick
o Smile pretty for your pictures
o Be proud because you've just pulled off a major feat!!
The Legalities that Go Along with Marriage
Weddings are many things. A wedding can also be first and foremost a legal issue, although they are a
blast, they are expensive, they require a lot of planning. And as such, there are steps the couple must take
so that the marriage is recognizable in the eyes of what the law states. The bride must make a significant
choice – continue to make use of her maiden name or to choose her future husband's surname, although
they will require a marriage license.
You'd believe a name was just a name and changing it wouldn't be such a big deal, but it actually is.
During previous generations whether or not a girl changed her last name was something that wasn't given
a second thought. The girl took her husband's name and that was that. But lately, women have challenged
this convention. There is no law that says a woman's last name must shift in wedding, so really this
selection is an issue of personal choice.
For those women who do opt to alter their last names, the method to change isn't challenging, but it can
be time-consuming. Besides making the change with all the federal Social Security Administration, which
actually where it all starts, a female must change the name on her driver's license and registration, her
charge card accounts, her bank as well as other financial/insurance associated documents, utilities,
property titles, clubs of which she's a member,
And at her place of employment – that a brand-new email address and new business cards could be
produced although not only for income tax purposes and Human Resource.
And while you're going throug