Kick Start Your Wedding
The question’s been popped – now what? The reality is whether your wedding is 25 people and $10,000 or over 300 guests and tops a hundred grand, you’re going to need some place to start all of your planning. Chances are, if you’re like every other woman out there, you’ve been thinking about your wedding since you were little. There are some of us out there, however, that need a little help. So, now that you’ve shouted “Yes!” from every rooftop, where do you begin planning the first day of the rest of your life… together?
The best thing you can do for yourself is create a wedding notebook. There are virtually thousands of wedding vendors out there and here’s the greatest piece of information: nearly all of them offer free samples (with the exception of wedding dresses and such, of course). Create an e-mail specifically for your bridal and wedding information.
Begin your search for the perfect venue, dress, colors, and cakes online and in bridal magazines, making note in your wedding notebook what you like. It’s also a good idea to keep a list or make notes of the things you don’t like just in case you get in touch with a wedding planner. Give yourself an idea of what kind of setting you want: are you marrying in the summer with a beach wedding or in the fall under colorful foliage?
Focus on four main things, one thing at a time: the venue, the theme, the budget, and guests. Choose what is most important to you first to focus on (normally the budget, then the guest count).