This time next year, many will be walking down that aisle and saying "I DO". But how do you get to that special day? You plan, you organize. There are so many factors involved in planning a wedding that it requires careful preparation to avoid any problems. You should begin preparing, if possible, a year ahead of time.
Here are some suggestions to help:
TWELVE MONTHS BEFORE -
- Proudly announce your engagement to family and friends so they can share this special occasion right along with you.
- Work on a budget to determine how much you can afford to spend. In order to avoid over-spending, this is critical.
- Choose a location (whether it's a house of worship, reception hall or on an island).
- Begin to compile a preliminary guest list to give you a basic idea of who you would like to invite.
- Decide who you would like to have participate in your Wedding. (brides maids, maid or matron of honor, groomsmen, best man (or men), ring bearer, flower girl, etc.) Who will be escorting you down the aisle? It doesn't have to be traditional. It's your wedding; you can plan it however you chose.
- Begin shopping for your wedding gown. Buy some wedding magazines to get an idea about what style of gown you would like. Then, go to the store and try some on just to get an idea what looks best on you. (Bring your best friend for a second opinion and make an afternoon of it!)
- Purchase a wedding planner/journal. This will help you plan out the following year and keep pertinent information at your fingertips. If you'd like, use a basic calendar to keep track of important dates and appointments. (photographer, fittings, florist, etc.)
In the coming weeks, I will provide you with additional tips to help you plan and organize that special day right up to the day of the Wedding. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, if you have any organizing questions or problems you would like me to address, please feel free to contact me at A BETTER SPACE. I will be glad to help.