1. Start with a Guest list
Before you decide where you want to get married, decide who will be invited. This will help determine if there is a venue in your area that can accommodate your special loved ones.
2. Look at Calendar Conflicts
Check with family and friends whether there are specific dates that will conflict with your special day, is there a marathon in town that will fill up hotels, and raise prices? Is it during a holiday that causes flights to sky rocket?
3. Mother Nature knows best
Are you planning on a July wedding? Is that the hottest part of the year? If so it may be best to look at venues with air conditioning, guests are known to leave early if the weather is not ideal. And if you want a sunset ceremony in July, make sure you check out SunriseSunset.com
5. Vendor Lender
Vendors, such as photographers, will be able to tell you the best band in town, or the best floral to pick for your bouquet, listen to them, they have the experience.
6. Lighten Your List
The easiest way to trim your wedding budget? Cut your guest list. If it's costing you $100 per person, eliminating one table of 10 can save you $1,000.
7. It's all about the Extras
Many vendors have steep competition, If you are about to sign on the dotted line, ask for them to include an extra hour of pictures during the reception, or Hors d'oeuvres for the bridal party while waiting for the guest to get situated. More than likely they will rather secure the reservation that let you pass by.
8. Get Focused
You have seen it in the movies, and probably laughed, but truth be told a three-ring binder is essential to compile all your vendors, notes, and photos. There are also a lot of apps you can download on your phone as well
9. Prepare for Set up
Unless you have a wedding planner, You need to ask about set up and break down policies, depending on the rules you may need quite a crew just for this. Ask about the day before, or at the very least the entire wedding day, before the event starts.
10. Research Marriage Licenses
Check your state's license requirements online, but its also best to confirm with a call to the county office to see when they're open. Give a copy of your marriage license to your mom or your maid of honor (just in case)
11. Follow the Rules
Getting married in a house of worship? or any site really for the list of restrictions (if any). For instance, is flash photography or bare shoulders prohibited? These are important facts you need to know.
12. Emergency Contacts
Keep an emergency contact sheet, with your vendor contacts on you on your wedding day—it may come in handy, Pass out more than one, you never know what transpires on that special day.
Now you’re engaged! You have been dreaming of this day for so long. You have every reason to be excited and one of the first things many girls say is, "I need to get in shape for my wedding day." They start searching a number of fad diets, and exercising relentlessly.
While there is nothing wrong with being in great physical shape, but before you start drinking vinegar and blending beets, remember these tips from the pros. 1. Realistic Expectations
Planning wedding can be incredibly stressful Try not to burden yourself with extra tasks especially a task that maybe unattainable. Countless times we have girls come in who are trying to drop 4 sizes by their wedding day. Being in great physical health is never a bad idea, there’s obviously many benefits. However if you’re trying on wedding dresses and your size 16, you will look significantly different in that same dress at a size 12, and sometimes not for the better. We all lose weight differently some brides to be may lose 4 inches in the bust and only 2 inches in the waste. Thus your figure is a completely different shape than when you tried the dress on. Avoid trying on dresses until you are at a realistic weight.
2. Your fiancé proposed to you just the way you are. Your fiancé proposed to you at the weight you are at now. He loves you regardless, therefore instead of stressing yourself trying to lose as much weight as possible find a shape that works for your body type.
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How to Find the Perfect Dress to flatter your
ALREADY PERFECT figure.
The Ball Gown
Best for Brides with boyish figures. The fullness of the dress will make you look curvier.
Best For Brides with hourglass figures who want to show off their curves.
Off The Shoulder
Best for large busted brides. Off-the-shoulder or bateau neckline will draw the eye across and help balance out a full bustline. A defined waistline is a must for your shape. Look for built-in corsets for needed support.
Best for Petite women, since this slim shape adds length. This silhouette also looks great on brides with sleek figures.
The Drop Waist
Best for Brides who want to flaunt their trim middles and shape, since it hugs your waist and hips.
Best for All body types. Especially women with fuller hips. There’s a reason it’s one of the most popular skirt silhouettes—it’s super-flattering on almost everyone.
Best for Petite Brides Think toga and invest in a goddess wedding dress with an unbroken line that elongates your frame.