Are you about to make a commitment to marriage with your new partner for life? Congratulations are in order. It’s a huge decision that should not be taken lightly. So much time, energy and funds are spent planning incredibly elaborate weddings today. One piece that seems to get lost in all the wedding planning is the planning for the actual marriage. Have you had the serious discussions with your partner about finances, children and how to most effectively argue? These are fundamental issues that impact every marriage. Take the time to address these topics in earnest before you tie the knot. Follow these recommendations from the professional wedding planners and your special day will be a fabulously memorable event.
Secure your date and budget. Discuss the guest list with both families. Once an invitee list has been agreed upon, a venue can be secured. In the meantime, it’s always a good idea to send out save the date announcements. The venue and caterer will most likely be the largest part of the budget. Keep in mind that the wedding is a celebration of your union, not a theatrical production. Commit to keeping costs within your budget. Chances are you plan to be married for more than 50 years, yet the reception is most likely no more than 5 hours.
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Finally, secure overnight accommodations for out of town guests. It’s also a nice courtesy to have transportation arranged from the hotel to the church and reception for these out of town guests.
Enjoy your special day. Let each of your guests personally know how much it means to you that they’re able to share your special day!