Getting engaged can be one of the most memorable and
exciting moments in your life. For the first few weeks after the
proposal, you both feel dizzy with happiness and are bursting with
anticipation. As well you both should be! You've met the man or
woman of your dreams, you've decided to get married, and now it's
time to plan the wedding -- the official celebration of your love
As you plan this wonderful day, you both will continue
to feel great joy, but may also experience a few butterflies and
a little confusion. After all, organizing a ceremony and reception
is a big undertaking.
There will be questions about anything and everything:
from the meal (fish, chicken, or beef?) to the wedding gown (low-cut,
fitted, or empire-waisted?) to the reception music (live band, small
orchestra, or DJ?). There will be issues about budgets, guest lists,
But in the end, just remember what this day is really
about -- a celebration of love. Stay focused, and keep organized.
This is where this article comes in handy. It's packed with helpful
information and useful worksheets that you both can click on and
print out to help you stay on top of your wedding planning. You'll
- checklists for keeping track of what needs to be
- useful charts for organizing the many little wedding-related
- worksheets for wading through vendor candidates
and potential site possibilities
- hint boxes loaded with valuable tips and other
Plus, this article features special Stress-Busters
and Budget Extenders tips that help you both tackle the tough problems
and really stretch the wedding dollars.
Designed to help the engaged couple plan an entire
wedding, from announcing the engagement and buying the rings to
cutting your cake and planning the honeymoon, this article will
help you both create a truly memorable day -- without driving yourselves
crazy in the process.
Every wedding is different so there might be worksheets
that you both will have to reprint to have enough to cover all of
your guests or all of your vendor candidates. Conversely, there
might be some worksheets that you won't need at all or that you
might have to tweak to fit your needs.
Get started on the right track by beginning a list
of important phone numbers -- from wedding party members to the
florist and musicians. Then take a look at the next page to help
you establish a budget and a timetable. You both also will find
information about announcing your engagement and how to choose a
ring -- that is, if you don't have your rings already!