How do you plan a wedding?

Start with the basics- You can do any or all of these things below to start out but basically you need to decide what kind of wedding you want, how long you have to plan it and what kind of wedding you can afford. Start thinking about colors, where you might wanna get married. Are you really religious, do you want to get married outside, do you want a destination wedding, do you want a winter wedding, do you want a Parisian themed wedding?

get some wedding books or magazines

get a planner

go to a wedding planning website like or


1. Date (just start with time of year, worry about the actual date later)

2. Budget (who's contributing, remember that sometimes when people contribute they think they run the show)

3. Theme/Style (your wedding vision)

Decide how much you can reasonable spend, remember the beauty of a wedding is not measured in money spent.

Most halls, and churches book up a year or more in advance so choosing locations as soon as possible is always wise.

Get a list of possible guests together, the number will help you determine how large of a site you need.

If dealing with a tight budget, make a list of what is most important to you, examples would be,

great dress? Great Location? A million Flowers? So that your money can be budgeted in a way that gets you want is most important to you. Then you can save on the other items.

When choosing a date remember certain times of the year are cheaper, in season flowers are cheaper, and be sure to pick a date that does not interfere with others special occasions.