IT TAKES PLANNING to carry through to a perfect wedding, and to make sure that you are able to enjoy planning for your special day, follow these basic steps from Vermont Bride Magazine to help you organize all of the details and keep it manageable.
1. AGREE ON THE DATE AND TIME Will your guests include young children? If so, ask yourself: Do you need to accommodate a kid-friendly time for your guests? Daytime weddings work best for little ones, but if you are going to have an adult group, an evening time (like 6:00 P.M.) can start the night right and allow for dancing and carousing with your family and friends. Will many of your guests be traveling more than 50 miles to the event? Do you need a good weekend or a close holiday to make it easier for your wedding party to take time off from their regular schedules? Here’s a tip that can help your schedule and your pocket book: If you look at the calendar and consider the costs of travel at certain vacation-heavy times of the year, you can avoid setting a date that coincides with higher travel costs.
2. CHOOSE YOUR STYLE Formal, informal, semi-formal ? You and your fiancé should consider your guests, but also know what it is you’re going to be comfortable with and happy about once the event is over. What sort of party do you want to throw? Does a sit-down affair with linen and china settings for the entire group sound exciting, or tiring? Are you more of a buffet or BBQ person? Once you can decide on the level of formality you’re hoping for, you can immediately begin ignoring the hundreds, if not thousands of options that are available to you, so that you can narrow the choices to the type of affair that will best fit you and your partner.
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