“DIY” yes its Do It Yourself Wedding preparation..
Well in a third world county like ours there are still many who cannot afford to hire a wedding organizer to do all the things needed for the most important day in the lives of the two people in love. I just got married and i can safely say that i well managed to do my wedding preparation on my own, not that i did not get tired or stressed but it was stress worth in deed..
Chapter 1 The Planning
Couple should be committed and gets to a common goal. Sit with your partner, a sound place with a sound mind so you can share ideas of what could be your dream wedding. Make an initial plan with your partner about this;
* Number of principal sponsor
* Time and Venue of wedding
* The Ring
* Venue of the Reception
* Wedding Motif
Groom sometimes just lets their bride do the decision-making but it should be a two-way process, when both of your ideas are heard you’ll realize what could be better for your wedding.
BUDGET. In this generation others may have already prepared a savings however if not think of sure source of fund for the wedding. It could be from possible donors, savings from incoming salary or plan a loan. If you are considering loan estimate it possible date of arrival or better yet do not depend on it because it could be denied or delated, my advice stick with what is cash on hand… I mean sure source, you need to make sure you will have it as soon as possible so you can start with your plans.
Once you have the amount, you may proceed with other details the church, reception, ring, photographer/videographers, entourage and souvenirs Just initial list in the process you’ll get to decide.
Chapter 2 Schedule your Visits
Visit your desired choice of church. Asked for their wedding requirements. Some church would require a number of documents and asked you to attend seminars. Make a list of for the church requirements and check their schedule of seminars. Comply with the church first.
You may also visit bridal shops near you every after your church itinerary. In this process youll get to canvass and check their wedding packages which will suit with your budget. Check also possible wedding souvenirs. If you have adequate time and you have artistic cousins or friends whom you can ask for help I suggest a DIY souvenirs and invitation. You may google for designs.
Your next stop would be your wedding ring. If you have limitted budget there are shops who sell ready made wedding rings, but if you choose to have it made to order you may check out Goldsmith near you and asked if they can make a ring within your budget. Please do not be afraid to asked so you will be given options. Just a little reminder a ring is what will be yours to keep so invest with it.
You must also invest on your memories to keep, your pictures and videos. If you have a budget for it you may hire professional photographer and videographers but they really are expensive. So if you cant afford to hire them asked a friend to capture your wedding in their cellphone, video and picture of course. After the event asked a copy of it in a cd.
On other days after, you may check catering services if you opt to have it. Or if you plan on hiring a cook of your preference talk with him or her of your desired food for the wedding. You must at least plan already the number of visitors plus your entourage so that you can come up with menu which will suit in your budget. Visit also flower shops and check out the cost of flowers for the wedding.
On this visit you must keep notes and re-evaluate every night what to do next on the following days.
Chapter 3 DECIDE
In the process of each visit you have taken down notes, from this you get to realized which best suit your budget. Make a final list;
Place, Date and Time of Wedding
Make final decisions with your partner. Again i say do not hesitate to ask it is never wrong to ask if you dont know. What better way to check for option is to accept advices . Do not hesitate to ask help among your love ones. You might be given not just a handful but also financial assistance.
Keep also a time table of your activity until your wedding day to keep track if your activity and to check what you might have missed.
Time is very essential, just a reminder do not stress out yourself too much, if things arent happening as planned deal with it accordingly and just take a rest of the day to clear your mind so can proceed the next day with a smile.
Your supposed to get marry just once in your lifetime, just enjoy the road to forever.