Wedding Planning Guide DIY with Confidence

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  1. 1. Wedding Planning Guide DIY With Confidence Planning your own wedding can be a very rewarding and a stressful experience all at the same time. Although you can always acquire the services of a wedding planner, there's nothing more fantastic than the experience of taking a hands-on approach to planning this event. A good wedding planning guide can get you started.If you want to take a do-it-yourself approach to wedding planning, below are some tips that can help you out. I recommend, though, purchasing a good wedding planning guide to help you further.1. Create a checklist- having a checklist in hand helps you keep organized and focused as you plan your ceremony and reception. A good wedding planning guide will have one included. That way, you can track whether you left out something or not and it also helps prevent you from making unnecessary and unplanned expenses.2. Prepare a list of contact details- from your tailor to the venue, you should always have a list of their contact details. Share it with your fiance so that the two of you can call the offices for follow-ups before the day itself.3. Make a list of your guests- having this kind of list will help you estimate how many guests you plan to invite. This will also help in determining how many guests you can actually invite to your ceremony and/or reception depending on your budget.4. Come up with a budget- from the bridal clothes to the food, you should have a list of your projected expenses for the wedding preparations. You should also remember to add a buffer of several extra dollars just in case unexpected expenses come up. Consult your wedding planning guide for a listing of typical expenses.Wedding Planning Guide DIY with Confidence
  2. 2. 5. Prepare a program for your reception- wedding receptions are boring if you only spend the time eating. So make sure to come up with a program for your reception. Make it something creative and something that will be memorable not only for you but for your guests as well. If your bridal venue has a dance floor and your budget supports it, hire a band or small stringed quartet depending on the type of music you and your fiance like. If that is out of your reach, how about a D.J. who can play your favorite music and also act as the M.C.A conga line is a fun way to include everyone in the festivities, led by the bride and groom of course. This is great for including those who don't know how to dance and who would otherwise spend the whole evening sitting on the sidelines. Perhaps you could even have a dance contest. Just turn your imagination loose and remember that a wedding reception is really just a party celebrating your marriage.For more help planning your wedding, here is a link to "The Master Wedding Planning Guide," a very helpful wedding planning guide full of tips on how to think ahead to circumvent things that might go wrong. Good planning can alleviate all the stress of worrying about what might go wrong and allow you to enjoy your special day. Wedding Planning Guide DIY with Confidence