This handy guide will tell you what to do from the nine-month mark right down to the very day you say “I do.”
By: Antpreet Uppal
While the strength of a marriage vow is unbeatably vigorous, so is the process of planning a wedding. Before you start your endless journey, you will need to complete a hurdle course that is both an intellectual and emotional challenge, because planning a wedding isn’t always as fun as it appears to be. It’s demanding. It’s expensive. Even if you do have someone, like a day-of planner to handle final details, you still have to make all the big settlements as a couple. It truly is the perfect test to see if you can handle everything that getting married entails. This handy guide will tell you what to do from the nine-month mark right down to the very day you say “I do.”
Sixteen to Nine Months Before
· Start a wedding folder or binder. Begin flick through fashion, décor design, bridal, and food magazines for inspiration.
· Work out your budget. Determine how much you have to spend.
· Pick your wedding party. As soon as you are engaged, a relative will start pondering who’s in.
· So, start the guest list. Make a spreadsheet to use throughout your planning process, with sections for contact info, RSVPs, gifts, and any other relevant information.
· Hire a planner, if desired.
· Reserve your date and venues. Decide whether to have a discrete site for the ceremony and the reception, factoring in travel time between the two places.
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