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50 Do’s and Don’ts of Planning your Wedding

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Fun 107′s Bridal Show is coming up! Make sure you keep these top 50 Wedding do’s and don’ts in mind as you plan your special day! I can tell you, personally, It will make things easier and less stressful in the long run.

1. Plan your day for yourself, not for others

 

2. Take advantage of the Internet (sites, search engines etc.)

 

3. Get the groom to be involved, it’s his wedding too

 

4. Seat older guests away from loud music

 

5. Pamper yourself! Treat your mom and girls to a spa day before the wedding

 

6. Be realistic about weight loss goals when selecting your gown

 

7. Remember to involve step parents in some way

 

8. Think about your attendants likes and dislikes before purchasing the

attendant gifts

 

9. Consider some of your photos in black and white, they are timeless

 

10. Remember to allow time for table visits during your reception

 

11. Pick a song for your first dance that has meaning or a good memory for the

two of you

 

12. Remember evening receptions are assumed to be more formal than day time

receptions

 

13. Have someone else do your makeup, you will be too nervous and critical

 

14. Consider having wedding and reception at one location, it is much easier for

timing

 

15. Don’t overbook your limo, they will usually seat 10

 

16. Send your invitations out 6-8 weeks before the wedding

 

17. Send your thank you notes out no later than 3 months after the wedding

 

18. Look for your ceremony and reception sites first-one year out is average

 

19. Don’t invite guests you really don’t want to see at your wedding

 

20. Try to stay within your allocated budget

 

21. See several of each vendor before making these important decisions

 

22. Go over the kinds of pictures you will want with your photographer well

ahead of time

 

23. Take time to select the music you will enjoy during your reception

 

24. Take dance lessons for your first dance

 

25. Don’t forget to invite your officiant to your reception

 

26. Register for gifts well in advance of your wedding date

 

27. Select dresses for your attendants that flatter them all

 

28. Assign someone to collect and return all rented items from your wedding day

 

29. Preserve your gown…your own daughter or another family member may be able to

use it one day

 

30. Look at your guests when walking down the aisle with a big smile, you don’t

want to miss your own wedding

 

31. Don’t forget to offer a “vegetarian” option

 

32. Don’t seat divorced parents at the same table

 

33. Consider hosting a brunch to open gifts with family the day after

 

34. Take an engagement photo to display near your guest book

 

35. Select favors that reflect your personalities or interests

 

36. Have scotch tape available at the gift table

 

37. Make sure you are comfortable with and like all of your vendors

 

38. Select and book your DJ 6-12 months in advance

 

39. Do not go over 5 minutes when making a toast

 

40. Start working on your tan early, you don’t want to be red or peeling on your

big day

 

41. Store your mementos carefully

 

42. Have all of your travel documents 6 months in advance

 

43. Assign someone to retrieve your guest book, toasting glasses, pictures and

cameras from the tables, you don’t want to come back to find these things lost

 

44. Offer sparkling cider as well as champagne for the toast, some guests may

not drink alcohol

 

45. Store your wedding photos carefully

 

46. Make important decisions well ahead of time regarding finances, housing,

chores, etc…

 

47. Attend bridal shows for ideas for your wedding

 

48. Don’t skimp on the honeymoon, you will be sorry if you do

 

49. Order a small bouquet for the bouquet toss, keep your bouquet as a momento

 

50. Have a tasting for your reception food and your wedding cake

The Fun 107 Bridal Show is coming up January 27. Get all the details here.

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