The three hardest parts to planning a wedding is working with your budget, the music for the reception, and picking the person whom will perform the ceremony.
Your dream wedding does not have to cost an obscene amount of money. If you have a lot of money to spend, that’s great but a wedding can be done with any budget. First of all, it is important to look at your budget before making any decisions for the wedding. If someone is helping you pay for the wedding, have a serious conversation about money with him or her. Once you know how much money you and others are putting into the wedding, you can start to look where to spend it.
Making a rough list of things to be purchased is a good way to start to divide your budget. By writing everything out, one can look at what is most important to them for their wedding. Some brides may think the dress and the bridesmaid dresses is the most important while others may think it is the location. By figuring out what you think is the most important, you can decide about how much money you want to spend on each item.
The music sets the tone at a reception. The trouble with this is that there are many generations at the wedding to celebrate this great union. One wants all their guests to enjoy themselves but your best friends and grandma may not like the same music. Playing more traditional music in the beginning and more popular music later on is a good way to balance this. Deciding on a band, DJ or CDs can be tricky. It’s all about the bride and grooms preference.
Whether you are religious or not, the person who marries you is very important. If you are religious, it may be bit easier to choose. However, when you are not religious, it’s not as easy to pick. The person should mean something to the bride and groom because that person is joining their lives. Take your time and you will find the right person.
Maybe your best friend will get ordained for you!
Planning a wedding can be stressful. The most important thing to do is to take your time and stick to your budget. One does not want to enter into a marriage with a lot of debt. As long as you stay true to yourself, the wedding will be beautiful.