After waiting for the longest time, your beau has finally proposed and asked for your hand in marriage. Seeing the engagement ring wrapped around your finger, you must be ecstatic as you conjure up images of a surreal, elegant and lavish wedding – something that even royalty would find to their liking. Now, on to planning a wedding budget …
Reality checks in as soon as you both discuss the budget – which is hardly enough for a debutante’s passage into womanhood or a child’s birthday party, let along a wedding. The images in your head dissipate quickly, your dream bubble popping away instantly. It’s pretty obvious that you won’t be getting J. Lo as your wedding planner anytime soon; unless you win the lottery tomorrow (then that is a totally different matter). So many decisions…
While waiting for the winning numbers, assume that you will be the one doing the preparations. And there is a lot to prepare. Start with 3 of the most important things you should consider when planning a wedding:
Setting the Date. While many will say that you shouldn’t decide on this immediately, I beg to disagree. In reality, this is actually the most important thing that you and your fiancée should decide on before making any other moves. Have several dates on hand so that if the first one doesn’t jive with your schedule, then you have alternatives. With a date, you will now be able to start your preparations for the wedding – booking venues, asking family and close friends of their availability, etc.
Getting a Marriage License. Saying your “I do’s” isn’t an easy task. Wherever you are in the world, you can be sure that you will be asked for a marriage license, so be sure to get one. Since most countries, states, towns and cities have varied rules and regulations when it comes to marriage licenses. Drop by your local county clerk or clerk of court to find out how you can get one. Ask as much information as you can, especially if one of you has already been married before – a case which requires the formerly-married party to have supporting documents (a divorce, annulment or dissolution). Also, it may take just a day or two to get a marriage license but some places have holding periods. So it is best to just get one as early as possible, so that if certain problems arise, you will still have time to fix it.
Making a Guest List. You need to have an approximate number of wedding guests ready since it will most often be the basis for a lot of your preparations. Again, you need to get a hold of your husband-to-be for this task as there may be some people that he may be uncomfortable with – people he doesn’t want to see on your wedding day.
The next step is how to make it all happen without the expensive, impossible-to-get professional wedding planners and without the massive budget. We went looking for insider tips that professional wedding planners use to pull off amazing weddings for celebrities, the rich and the famous. We found this superb e-book called: Wise Wedding Planning: Making the Perfect Theme Wedding Possible at any Price
Its filled with insider secrets and exceptional tips that promise to help you…
Navigate through the wedding industry like a pro!
Save tons of $$money$$ by going straight to the source of the things you will need!
Start your life together with lots of wonderful happy memories that won’t get you in debt!
Get exactly the wedding that you want – at the price that you’re willing to pay!
Avoid costly mistakes engaged couples make that can jack your expenses up by at least 100% to 200%
Find out where you can get a little army of free and cheap skilled labor that can help you with your wedding preparations
Get creative and classy ideas to realize the theme of your dream wedding!
This resource is packed with all the information you need to know on how to plan your own wedding and save money in the process! Here are a just a few of the things you will learn:
What the wedding industry is keeping a secret from you!
How items that have the word “wedding” tagged to it cost so much more.
How planning your own wedding pays off.
The golden rule to planning a wedding – that is guaranteed to slash your suppliers’ rates by 20% to 50%
How to figure out exactly what you and your fiancée want for yourselves!
How to get yourself organized for wedding planning and create a great memento in the process!
How and where to get a free team of wedding planners!
How to go about getting a marriage license.
Where and how to get fabulous wedding bands made cheaply but with great workmanship!
How to keep your guests to a minimum.
How to set a budget and not exceed it.
Choose a wedding date that is the cheapest time for a wedding.
How to plan your ceremony.
How to plan your reception.
How to find a good caterer.
How to get drinks for cheap!
How to hire wedding music without spending too much!
How to get professional pictures for less!
How to get a master of ceremonies for free!
Where and when to get cheap but beautiful flowers.
Where and how to get a good wedding cake.
How to decorate your wedding venues without hiring professional decorators!
When to send out your wedding invitations.
What to register for at your wedding registry.
How to get the perfect wedding dress for $100-$300 ONLY!
What to give away as wedding favors.
Ideas for wedding favors you can make at home. Recipes and procedures included!
Over 30 wedding themes you can follow or get inspiration from for your own theme wedding!
Everyone has a dream-come-true wedding plan; their idea of a perfect wedding. Whether it be a large celebration or a small group of very close friends, the couple-to-be usually know what they want. These days, more often than not, weddings are a big production. Even those couples that may want a small intimate wedding may find that as soon as they announce their engagement, their wedding plans begin to get blown out of proportion because of obligation to relatives and friends. This is a normal reaction to any wedding news. It is happy news, after all, and people want to spread the word. The problem with this is that usually, this is how weddings begin to get out of hand. This is how budgets are blown, overspending happens, couples are distressed, and dreams or hopes for the original wedding fall away from focus.
This terrific eBook covers and discusses nearly all the details you will need and want to know about what goes into planning a wedding, and how to plan it yourself!
You’ll also get a FREE bonus guide called ‘Weddings Toasts & Speeches’ which covers all the necessary toasts and speeches that are often said at a wedding. This can be a very important guide to the bride and groom, best man, maid of honor, and the couple’s parents!
If you’re looking to lighten things up a bit, you might want to consider this great little resource called The Wedding MC Joke Book
On a closing note, we’ll leave you with a smile…
Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love, and got married. The ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent!