Your budget and your money: Decide on your bottom line. Find out both sets of parents if or how much they can contribute. And next to sum it up, spend them to your wedding preparations.
Ceremony who and where: Finding an officiant and a ceremony site can be simple — if, say, you wish to marry in your hometown house of worship. Even if you’re no longer living in the area, you may have family who still are and can help out. Sometimes for the sake of convenience, couples choose a place that’s in between their homes and their parents. And then there’s the destination wedding; just make sure that everyone you really want to join you and your groom can afford to travel and is able to make it.
The reception venue: Think again about those wedding dreams, and see how they mesh with reality. Perhaps you envision an outdoor garden. Fine, but what if you can’t find just the right place or the weather is an issue? Maybe there’s a quaint hotel with a pretty courtyard that would suit. Some couples find historic homes in their area to rent. Use local resources to narrow down options: a wedding planner or a recently married friend. Check wedding websites and bridal magazines. Then start scheduling visits.
Photographer and videographer: The best ones usually book weddings many months in advance, so get on this one early. Get recommendations from friends, then research what kinds of shots you’d like to see — formal portraits and dancing shots or a candid, journalistic format. Always ask to see other wedding albums the pro has done.
Quick tip: Not sure what kind of album you want? Look for photographers with a looser style and many package choices on offer. You don’t have to make up your mind right away. After the wedding, you may even want to get creative and make your own album.
Musicians: Arrange to hear musicians perform before you sign them on. Make sure they agree to stick to the playlist you give them. Find out how they will dress and how many breaks they will take. Hiring a deejay is usually less expensive than a live band, but not always.
Flowers and decoration: Once you have your reception site booked, you can decide on table arrangements and other decorations. A hotel ballroom might be a relatively blank slate, whereas a museum may need little more than simple centerpieces. If you can buy fresh stems at a local farm, ask a talented friend to help put together bouquets and centerpieces. Or ask your florist to incorporate tons of greenery to make fewer flowers look like a lot more…
Choosing Your Bridesmaids
When naming your attendants, follow these tips:
Explain to prospective bridesmaids what the role requires, like planning the shower and paying for their attire.
Tell each’ maid that she’ll need to commit a certain amount of time and energy — and if she can’t, it’s fine for her to decline.
Choose as many or as few bridesmaids as you want.
Give your closest friend or relative the maid of honor position.
Include a female relative of your groom in your bevy of bridesmaids; it’s a diplomatic move that can only strengthen family relations.
Buying Your Wedding Dress, Bridesmaid Dresses and Dresses for Mother
To custom or choose your gown online or store, you need a month or longer time. As with the wedding dress for yourself, simple elegant style or gorgeous luxury style are all okay. Dresses for bridesmaids and mother should also be prepared at the same time. So, you need to shop a lot before the wdding day. And try to see which one is the best.
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