Wedding Planning

Written by Samantha Taylor

Depending on your personal preferences andrepparttar preferences of your husband or wife-to-be, a wedding can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 2 years to plan. If one step inrepparttar 147241 planning process is missed,repparttar 147242 whole wedding could be ruined. To prevent this from happening, we have created a wedding checklist in order to ensure everything goes according to plan on your big day.

7-12 Months Prior

  • Announce Engagement and have your engagement party
  • Decide onrepparttar 147243 wedding style and create a guest list
  • Choose who you both want inrepparttar 147244 wedding party
  • Setrepparttar 147245 date and time ofrepparttar 147246 wedding
  • Book your wedding officiant
  • Choose your wedding song
  • Decide on "extras" (cake, flowers, dj, photographers etc)
  • Purchase your wedding dress and bridal accessories
  • Purchase bridesmaids dresses and accessories (maid of honor as well)
  • Start planning your honeymoon
  • Buy (or make) your wedding favors
  • Purchase your wedding invitations
  • Plan your rehearsal ceremony and dinner

2-6 Months Prior

  • Arrange accommodations for out-of-town guests
  • Finalizerepparttar 147247 dinner menu
  • Book your limo (or other form of transportation)
  • Bookrepparttar 147248 rehearsal dinner site
  • Book your honeymoon
  • Purchase your wedding rings
  • Purchase your gifts forrepparttar 147249 wedding party
  • Rentrepparttar 147250 tuxedos for groom and groomsmen (including bestman)
  • Schedule a dress fitting (bride)
  • Book hair and makeup appointment (bride)
  • Have your bridal shower
  • Send outrepparttar 147251 invitations to your guests
  • Planrepparttar 147252 wedding program

Wedding Videography - When getting it right on the 1st take counts hire a professional

Written by Jay Corrao Ė Copyright 2005

Getting married is one ofrepparttar most stressful events anyone will ever endure. So many details and preparations go intorepparttar 147150 making of a successful wedding. Often one ofrepparttar 147151 most overlooked aspects of wedding preparation is hiring a wedding videographer. Many couples think they can cut a few corners by having uncle Charlie or aunt Mary video their wedding. Theyíve had a camcorder for a long time; they must know what they are doing right? And whatrepparttar 147152 heck itís free!

But then you watchrepparttar 147153 video andrepparttar 147154 memories you had just arenít coming acrossrepparttar 147155 way you remember them; or at least you didnít get see sick duringrepparttar 147156 real thing. Donít get me wrong there are plenty of relatives and friends who could probably do a half way decent job but why takerepparttar 147157 chance? This is your wedding, your big day, and you only get one shot at it. When getting it right onrepparttar 147158 first take counts you really should not settle for anything less than a professional wedding videographer to capture your precious event.

Professional wedding videographers understandrepparttar 147159 nature ofrepparttar 147160 wedding service and knowrepparttar 147161 ins and outs of capturing all ofrepparttar 147162 important moments. They also knowrepparttar 147163 dynamics of working withrepparttar 147164 people involved in your wedding, includingrepparttar 147165 clergy, photographer and others. I donít know how many times a photographer has told me they missed a good shot because aunt Mary was inrepparttar 147166 way. More often though I hear from clergy aboutrepparttar 147167 uncle Charlieís that crossedrepparttar 147168 line of propriety several times by not abiding byrepparttar 147169 rules ofrepparttar 147170 venue or understandingrepparttar 147171 sanctity ofrepparttar 147172 church.

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