21 May 2008

Planning The Perfect Wedding

Planning the perfect wedding puts a lot of pressure on many couples. People want all the items on their to-do lists to be fully covered in detail, and when the event they plan is really large, they can have the nasty surprise of being totally overwhelmed.

Among the main issues that you should include in the plan, you need to pay attention to:

-the style of the ceremony and the decorations;
-invitations, response cards and thank you notes;
-the budget, the wedding location and the guests;
-the bride's dress and the bridesmaids' outfit;
-the menu;
-music and service providers;
-the marriage license;
-gifts for the guests;

The list could be much longer, depending on what you have in mind when organizing the event. Nevertheless, planning the perfect wedding is not only about covering all the items in the checklist. You will need the support of family, friends and would-be spouse as well as their acceptance of the plans. Lots of issues appear because the in-laws cannot agree on the ceremony details, on dates, seatings and party locations.

Maybe a professional planner could simply things for you, unless you have a family member or a friend to assume the role of official organizer. No matter whether you follow the lines of a traditional wedding or you have decided for a certain theme, things can be a lot easier if you stick to a rule of simplicity. Normally, the more complex the event, the more difficult the event planning.

Unfortunately, when you are too keen on details, there are higher risks of not being able to please everybody. Who are you planning the perfect wedding for? Your parents, your friends or yourself? These being said, we can only recommend that you take one step at a time, start working on the main processes involved well in advance so that you don't complain about stress. Then, by the time you have found the location, decided on the outfits and have contacted the caterers, a lot of the burden will have gone away.

It should be easy to do so if you think that you are preparing for the happiest day of your life and that it is the beginning of life together. A positive attitude and the joy of making the big day worth the effort ought to help you put all negative feelings behind. Therefore, try to overcome the paradoxical idea that planning the perfect wedding is actually all about stress, fights, disputes and arguments. You can make a difference, by saying no to these!