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Learning How to Plan a Wedding

Updated on August 6, 2011

So many people want to know how to plan a wedding, but have never gotten around to it because of how hard it seems. In reality, wedding planning it isn't as stressful as people typically make it out to be, in fact, with the right tools it can be down right painless. It definitely isn't a cakewalk, but if you have the right tools and know where to go, then it's going to be very fun and exciting for you. If you want some good tips on how to plan a wedding, then keep reading.

You need to find out what your budget is before you do anything associated with planning. Most people will start by trying to go all-out and will end up getting burned out in the process or even a budget crisis, but you don't want to be like most people. The more money you have, the more people you can invite and the more services you can hire. You can also rent out a larger facility for your wedding if you have the money, but be aware of any hidden fees that may arise.

Put yourself in the wedding planning community! This is huge! Both online and offline there are large networks of people experienced in every aspect of wedding planning, and these are the people you want to start hanging around with. The more you put yourself in a community based around wedding planning, the more knowledge you're going to passively pick up. You could also spend a lot of time researching, but I would suggest doing both.

Relax. Seriously. Whether you're planning your own wedding or not, creating a stress-free environment is the best thing you can do to help yourself out. It's typical human nature to stress out when it comes to these things, but learning how to mentally overcome these challenges can go a long way.

Make a checklist of what you want. Remember to be thinking of budget when you do this. Things that can go on a wedding checklist include theme, decorations, music (whether you want a live performance or a wedding DJ), drinks, food, etc. If you can make a great, organized checklist then most of the work for planning the wedding is already done.

Following these tips (and checking out some marriage quotes) will definitely bring you closer toward being able to plan a wedding. In fact, I would say that creating a checklist would be one of the single most important things you can do. Writing out all of your ideas is a great thing to do in general and typically applies to everything associated with wedding planning.


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      eventsyoudesign 7 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

      If you plan in advance you can create a beautiful wedding, if not, you will have stress and a not so beautiful wedding. The key is to set a budget and stick with it. Write down everything as no detail is too small and it is easy to forget. I enjoyed this hub. Your ideas are easy to follow. Teresa

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      sherrylou57 7 years ago from Riverside

      This hub is great, we just got home from my niece's wedding, and it was so beautiful. My husband married them and I was so very blessed, I played my guitar and sang my song that I wrote. You are right stress free is the key. Nothing to get upset about.