Before you get excited over having a dove release at your ceremony or having a violinist play as appetizers and hors d'oeuvres are being served or serving shrimp over steak or having a wedding venue with chandeliers and a marble floor or even renting a limo, sit down and collect your thoughts. While all this may seem to be what you've always dreamt about, the price tag may not be what you'll be smiling about.
The most important thing in planning a wedding is figuring out what you can afford. Think reality versus fantasy. I am not saying you can't have what you've dreamt about, just prepare yourself for the facts. Give yourself enough time to be able to save the amount you need for your wedding. One tool that helped me in planning my wedding was the budgeter, which is a tool that the knot.com provides to keep you organized and on top of your budget. This tool is customizable and easily navigable. Definitely a helpful tool. Check it out.
Another important tool to use while planning your wedding, is a wedding check list. With so much to worry about, having this list in hand will help you plan your wedding with less stress. The knot.com also has a great wedding checklist with a countdown to your wedding. Also, check out the wedding tracker by theknot.com, where you can personalize your very own wedding website. The site includes maps for guests, accommodations, R.S.V.P, etc. In this era of technology, what better way to keep yourself organized than to have your own wedding website.
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