How Does One Begin To Plan A Wedding?

@spazz435 (323)
United States
December 18, 2012 1:31pm CST
Well it's finally happening! I will be getting married in June. But I don't even know where to begin! And it's so expensive! I don't know how this is all going to work out. But I hope it will. It would suck to have to push back the wedding because We can't afford it. Any advice?
14 responses
• India
31 Dec 12
Wedding is a great turning point in every persons life. In fact our marriage have the ability to change our life and all of us will start a new life with our new partner after our marriage. Most of us have dreams and plans about our marriage and try our best to fulfill our dreams and desires in our wedding. Some persons think marriage is an expensive function and we are in need to spend a lot for our marriage ceremony. Even some persons borrow a lot of money from their friends and relatives to conduct their marriage in a great manner. If you have a lot of money, then you can conduct your marriage in a great manner as per your wish. But don't borrow a lot of money from others to celebrate your marriage. In fact marriage is an one day celebration and we can conduct is as per our wish based on our economical position. We must have a marriage budget and spend our money based on it to avoid unwanted expenses. Marriage is an important event in our life and we must celebrate it in a good manner, but spending a lot for this one day function don't give any great meaning for our marriage. We must find out our perfect partner and have a good trust and understanding with them. Finding the right partner is very important than spending a lot of money for our marriage. If we find our correct soul mate, we can enjoy a lot even in a simple marriage. Spending a lot of money for marriage don't give a great social status, but we must live a happy life with our partner and live like a role model to other couples. This kind of life will give more enjoyment and satisfaction to us and get a good social status based on our love, care and attachment. Real love and affection is important for our wedding than money. Try your maximum to find your real soul mate and avoid spending a lot for your marriage. Simple marriages always make a great impact in the society and we can get a good meaning to our life and live it in a great way if we find our soul mate properly.
@misjoseph (162)
27 Dec 12
You should sit down you and your bf and make a plan because failing to plan means planning to fail. you two should sit down and add up every thing up and see what the totally will become... than you will determine weather or not you two can manage it and if yes you will make preparation....
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
27 Dec 12
It doesn't have to be really expensive. Lovingmybabies gave you a tremendous amount of information on how to save money. I suggest you follow her advice and start planning.
@misjoseph (162)
27 Dec 12
You should seat down you and your bf and make a plan because failing to plan means planning to fail. you two should seat down and add up every thing up and see what the totally will become... than you will determine weather or not you two can manage it and if yes you will make preparation....
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
24 Dec 12
Weddings can be really expensive. But of you would only invite the most important people ij your life, you wouldn't be spending that much. Just consider a very intimate set-up, a maximum of 30 people. Look for help as much as possible in doing your souvenirs, and invitations. There are flowers that are inexpensive, so choose the ones that are in season.
• Malaysia
22 Dec 12
Hi spazz, Congratulations that you are getting married. I too plan to get married next year and i hope it be sooner that yours the only issue is i still haven't met that someone. So in preparation i have browse some interesting site on Planning a Wedding, hopefully this link could give you some ideas where to starthttp://www.wikihow.com/Plan-a-Wedding-in-Six-Months
• China
19 Dec 12
I think we all can afford a wedding just you need to follow your budget,if you do not have a good saving then you two can hold a frugal wedding,and pls don't worry because all the guests come to your wedding are all your good friends and relatives so that they will just give their best wish to you.
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
you can hire some wedding planner.. it really can help you a lot.. even you have a tight budget they can make your wedding memorable.. but if you cant afford to hire a wedding planner i suggest that you should have a list where all about your wedding will be there like the church, the reception, the wedding dress, the flower arrangement etc., then start canvassing and you might find a less expensive things that you will be needing in your wedding.. goodluck to you and hope you will have a wonderful wedding..
@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
18 Dec 12
Write down what is really important to you on that day. Write down what you are willing to spend (do not go bankrupt because of a wedding, no matter how great that day might look like or be.. you will have a lot of stress afterwards). You can arrange everything yourself, think out a theme, ask people to help you out (food, drinks, cake, etc). Everybody can afford a wedding, also .. you could give the party later. After all marriage is a bond between 2 people! Not about who can show off the best.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
18 Dec 12
there are so many things that you can do yourself and not have to hire someone to do them. first and formost, you should book a hall for the reception and then head to your local library and read the books that they have there because most libraries have lots of books on saving money while planning a wedding.
@liezel25 (292)
• Germany
18 Dec 12
I was like that too when we were planning our wedding. Our wedding was so rush that the preperation was just 1 week. We had to make a budget of everything from the smallest details to the biggest one. My advice is that you can get a good deal with the wedding packages were there's the reception (depends on how many visitors) gowns and suits, cakes, decorations, give aways, photographers and so on. You'll just have to look for it, maybe you can search in the internet. Planning your own wedding is fun, dont be stress :) You can take a look on our wedding pic in my photos.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
18 Dec 12
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well i can see your excitement and in fact every groom and bride are always excited whenever their wedding day is nearing up and i think one should always start from shopping for the wedding like clothes, make up, bridal stuffs and jewellery. Besides u can contact the people and invite them for the marriage. Then u can start preparing to decorate your house and contact a wedding planner who will handle the whole wedding and its preparations. What say?
• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Dec 12
My sister and I have been planning her wedding for over a year now and yes it is VERY expensive!! She went with fake flowers instead of real since it saved a ton of money for her. She did a lot of things herself, like making the bouquets herself and doing a lot of DIY projects that she found off websites like pintrest. My mother made her veil so that saved money too. She got her wedding dress from a boutique that was having a half off sale so it was so much cheaper than the actual cost would have been. The bridesmaids and groomsmen all pay for their own attire which takes a little stress off the bride and groom. A venue, you can do it outside if the weather is nice enough in a garden or something like that. My sister chose a really nice old fashioned venue and it was actually one of the cheaper ones. My sister is not having limos or anything because they are a fortune. Hair and makeup, again the girls are paying that for themselves. For the decor, my sister got things off of Craigslist instead of brand new because that also saved a lot of money for her! And the stuff looked brand new! There are a lot of things you can do yourself that will save a LOT of money! I know because we did it. Lol. My sister made her own centerpieces and cake topper and they both turned out AMAZING! Congrats and I wish you the very best with your wedding planning. If you have any questions, I can probably answer them since I am going through the whole process and my sister is a wedding planner! =)
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
18 Dec 12
Well, I would suggest that in your case, the first thing to do would be to make a budget, especially if you think it might get too expensive for you. So figure out exactly how much you can spend on a wedding, and then see how much you should spend on the place, the food and so on. It makes it easier to find options that work for you. But there are a lot of ways to keep a wedding fairly cheap. And there are tons of good tips and inspiration online :) I would say my main tip would be to figure out what is most important to you. Some people prefer that they have the most amazing location, others want the perfect wedding dress, others focus a lot on the food and so on. So decide what you want to spend the majority of the money on, because unless you have unlimited funds, you can't have it all. In my case, I spent a lot on the location and food, and found nice ways to save on the rest... Congrats on your engament by the way! And good luck :)