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?

Advice I:

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.

  1. Formal / Semi-formal / Casual

  2. Church Service / No Church Service

  3. Reception / No-Reception

  4. Buffet Service / Table Service

  5. Open Bar/Tab Bar/Cash Bar


Advice ll:

My Wedding Budget

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 :

Percentage Breakdown.

  1. Reception: 48-50 percent

  2. Ceremony: 2-3 percent

  3. Attire: 8-10 percent

  4. Flowers: 8-10 percent

  5. Entertainment/Music: 8-10 percent

  6. Photography/Videography: 10-12 percent

  7. Stationery: 2-3 percent

  8. Wedding Rings: 2-3 percent

  9. Parking/Transportation: 2-3 percent

  10. Gifts: 2-3 percent

  11. Miscellaneous: 8 percent

Good article to read is Wedding Budget 101

Have an estimate: Good!

Now is the time to talk with parents.

What order.

  1. Brides Parents and family

  2. Groom's Parents and family

  3. Bride and Groom's parents together

  4. 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!

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