Now I'm a Bride! What do I do First? (Part One (1)
The question was asked and you now have the desire to have that wedding you thought about at childhoold. What? you didn't think about a wedding when you were a child? Where do I start? What do first? Do I tell my family, friends, co-workers? Do I purchase all the latest apps? Magazines? Spend money to find out what to do first?
Before you do anything while you are still on the high of the engagement ask your fieance what type of wedding they had always dreamed about. Don't speek a word just listen. Then allow the other fiance to do the same. I know...I am not suppose to advice you this. Why? Because I am not making any money off you and neither are my co-worker.
Find the type of wedding you both agree on before announcing the engagement.
Formal / Semi-formal / Casual
Church Service / No Church Service
Reception / No-Reception
Buffet Service / Table Service
Open Bar/Tab Bar/Cash Bar
This is the most difficult between couples. Why? You will discover you don't have the money for what you both desire. This is normal. It's okay to feel what it is your feel. You need to know how much money you have for the actual wedding. Estimating your budget is important. Feel free to use the "My Wedding Budget" link provided or on
Google Docs at :
Reception: 48-50 percent
Ceremony: 2-3 percent
Attire: 8-10 percent
Flowers: 8-10 percent
Entertainment/Music: 8-10 percent
Photography/Videography: 10-12 percent
Stationery: 2-3 percent
Wedding Rings: 2-3 percent
Parking/Transportation: 2-3 percent
Gifts: 2-3 percent
Miscellaneous: 8 percent
Good article to read is Wedding Budget 101
Have an estimate: Good!
Now is the time to talk with parents.
Brides Parents and family
Groom's Parents and family
Bride and Groom's parents together
Co-workers or Friends depending on what is more important to you.
Congratulation's your Engagement is on it's way to becoming the best wedding ever!