Every couple wants their wedding day to be perfect. Unfortunately, that’s a tall order, and at least a few things may go wrong. If that happens there is always a way to keep things flowing smoothly. The key is to stay calm and collected, and stay with the plan. The day belongs to the bride and groom, and whatever they want should rule the day.
Before planning your wedding it’s important to know exactly what you want before you start making those final decisions that many times can’t be reversed. Talk about what you want with your finance. You’ll more than likely have a budget that you need to stick to so you’ll have to decide what’s important to you that you won’t give up versus what you’re willing to part with.
The first thing that you need to do is decide on the date of the wedding. If you’re planning on being married in a church or other institution you’ll need to make sure that there is an opening on that date, otherwise you’ll have to pick an alternate date. It’s a good idea to have more than one date for your wedding on your list so that you’re not disappointed if the one date is already booked.
Next important planning is to be done on the budget. Plan the budget carefully and remain within your limits of finances and time. Where ever possible think of ways where you can cut costs. For example find out costs for different services with different vendors to be able to choose the best and most inexpensive alternative.
When you start buying the things that you need for your wedding use a list that includes all costs and items that you need and make sure that you stick to it. Contact merchants in your area that offer the services that you need and see if you can negotiate a better price. After all, it never hurts to try.
Hiring a photographer is one of the biggest decisions in any wedding plan. Your wedding photos will capture your memories and be with you all of your lives. Visit several photographers and look at a number of sample photos. You may have some special pictures and you’ll want to know before the wedding that this photographer can shoot them.
You need to decide how many people that you’re going to invite to your wedding. Be realistic when you’re counting heads. If your budget doesn’t allow you to have a huge guest list you’ll have to start making cutbacks and limiting those family members and friends that will be getting an invite.
Once you know the final head count of guests to your wedding you’ll need to find a caterer that is within your budget and that is going to serve that foods that you want to have at your wedding. Be careful not to settle for a caterer based just on the cost.
As you plan your wedding, you’ll find that there’s more to think about than you imagined. Since it could be easy to forget something, ask for some help. Have your bridesmaid or family member help you plan so that you’ll include everything you want. It can also be helpful to have someone else help you with various decisions. One example is what type of music you want at the reception.
No matter what the planning of your wedding brings it’s important to have fun and enjoy the planning of one of the most special days in your life.
Author Resource:-> Nicola Driscall runs a very interesting website at For Weddings, it’s one of the webs most up to date Weddings sites, while you’re there sign up for the free newsletter.
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The Bridesmaids play an important role in the big day, but what do you get them as a thank you gift? Seeing as you have probably known your bridesmaids for a long time, you will want something they can keep to remind them of their part in your big day. Here are some ideas for Bridesmaid gifts
It is not always easy to find the right wedding gift for the happy couple. Most of the guests are playing a guessing game, trying to figure out which items you may need and what items you aren’t likely to have yet. Nobody wants to give you the exact same thing as another guest. It is a bit of a pride issue that each person wants their gift to be unique and appreciated by the bride and groom.
Unless the bride and groom signs up for a registry, the guests are in the dark. You can ask the couple what they need but that does mean that you may end up having to give a gift that cost more than you planned.
A personalised gift can be the perfect solution
Top First Dance Songs
The song Amazed by US band Lonestar has beaten Bryan Adams and Robbie Williams to top a list of the UK’s most popular first wedding dances in 2009.
UK wedding DJs voted for their top 10 wedding songs.
Number two was Everything I Do, by Bryan Adams, followed by Robbie Williams at three with his hit Angels.
James Blunt made it into the chart at number four with You’re Beautiful.
Aerosmith’s Don’t Want To Miss A Thing came in at five.
Shania Twain was the only singer to appear twice on the list with Still The One, at six, and From This Moment On, at nine.
Seventh position went to Truly, Madly, Deeply, by Savage Garden.
Van Morrison’s classic Have I Told You Lately came in at number eight.
Rounding off the list at ten was Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You.
The First Dance is very important to the Bride and Groom, so much so you can now buy a replica First Dance with a message and photo of the happy couple. A superb wedding Gift.
A Unique & Personalised Replica Gold Disc To Commemorate the Wedding First Dance or if there wasn’t a First Dance – their favourite all time song.
There are certain focal points in almost every wedding day, The Service, Cutting the Cake, Best Mans Speech and of course the First Dance by the Bride and Groom. These First Dance Gold Discs are presented on a Platinum style disc and comes with a Silver aluminium frame and a black background. They are a unique and lasting reminder of that very special moment in the couples life!
A traditional marriage rhyme states those who marry in September, will enjoy ‘rich and fine’ lives together. Lucky things!
For a bit of fun, here is the rest of the rhyme. See what your planned wedding month will reveal about your marriage!
Marry when the year is new, always loving, always true,
When February birds do mate, you may wed or dread your fate,
If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you’ll know
Marry in April when you can, joy for maiden and for man,
Marry in the month of May, you will surely rue the day,
Marry when June roses blow, over land and sea you’ll go,
They who in July do wed, must labour always for their bread,
Whoever wed in August be, many a change are sure to see,
Marry in September’s shine, your living will be rich and fine,
If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry,
If you wed in bleak November, only Joy will remember,
When December snows fall fast, marry and true love will last.
It is perfectly true that the bride and groom are the protagonists of their wedding and thus entitled to receive loads of attention from family and friends as well as innumerable gifts to remind them of this special day for the rest of their lives.
However, it is customary that the happy couple should in turn offer presents to those who matter, people they have chosen to play a significant part in the wedding ceremony: the best man, Father of the Bride, Ushers.
Here are some Best man gift ideas
Dont forget the Dads! All the gifts featured below are available in both Father of the Bride and Father of the Groom.
Welcome to our site, we hope we can help you find the perfect wedding gifts, wether its for the Bride and Groom, Best man, Bridesmaids or Father of the Bride we are sure you will find the perfect gift to make that special day even more special.