As soon as you are engaged, you wish to arrange everything for your wedding. You want to do everything now. You want to select the venue, choose the dress, and plan a theme for your wedding all at one go. But hey, relax! Let me first congratulate you on your engagement. You are very excited about your wedding planning. Probably you have already been through a 100 wedding planning ideas. It gets quite overwhelming! But before you start planning for wedding, think of the kind of wedding you want.
Was there a particular wedding you attended that you liked the most? Do you wish to have a similar type of wedding? What was special about that wedding? Think! Is there a special color you want in your wedding theme or a special flower? Your wedding must be about the two of you. It must celebrate your love. Think of some of the memorable moments in your love life and try to plan your wedding according to it. For example, if you and your love enjoyed most on a sea beach and have many memorable moments there, you can plan for a beach wedding. And, if both of you like colors, you can have a rainbow theme for your wedding. Also, you must keep the weather in mind. If you expect it to rain, you must ensure an indoor wedding rather than an outdoor one.
The more you know about the kind of wedding you want, the easier it would be for you to plan it. Also, have a look around to see what inspires you for your wedding plans. You can browse online for many free wedding-planning ideas. You can choose from them or from the magazines. You can ask your recently married friends for books and magazines they referred. Pick up the ideas you like most and write it down. Talk with your fiance and parents and take their views. Decide with them about the budget, date of wedding, number of guests, financial support etc.
In order to plan your wedding without any problems, keep a checklist and folder to ensure that you have all your planning details at one place. A binder would be a good option. Keep one tab each for all categories like reception, ceremony, guest list, theme, dress, cake, florist, music, photographer etc. Keep all the business cards, important numbers, dates, bills etc related to a category at one place. Also, understand how much time would be required for each task to plan your wedding perfectly. This will enable you to set deadlines for yourself to complete the various tasks.
Once you have decided on the details involved in planning a wedding, and the time that would be needed for various tasks, you can ask help from your family and friends and delegate work to them. If you are a working person and don't have time you can hire a wedding planner to plan your wedding. Also, keep some time off just before your wedding so that you have time to relax and enjoy.