That glorious time has finally come. You're engaged and deliriously happy contemplating a future with the love of your life. And amidst all the exhilaration and pleasures of being engaged, you are now faced with so many wedding planning decisions that your head is spinning.
Wedding Ideas Guide offers you simple advice and wedding ideas to help you plan your big day. Whether it's a budget wedding, an extravaganza or something in between, you can benefit from the experience of our contributors who are already married or also in wedding planning mode.
Wedding ideas in a nutshell
When it comes to wedding ideas everyone has different wants for their wedding day. Whether those wants become reality depends on budget and compromise. It may be a case of having a cocktail function instead of a sit-down dinner so you can afford to invite 200 people. Or perhaps you have a four-day destination wedding on a tropical island with a few family members and friends instead of a more traditional wedding and honeymoon.
There are so many wedding planning options available that you are only limited by your creativity and imagination.
For this reason it is important that you and your husband-to-be sit down early in the planning stages and talk about your wedding ideas to decide what is really important to both of you. The answers will be different for everyone.
To start you off, think about:
- Wedding style and features
- Budget and how much you can realistically afford
- Preliminary list of guests
With a sense of what you want your wedding celebration to look like, and how much you're prepared to spend on it, you're ready to embark on your wedding planning journey.
Making your wedding ideas a reality
For many brides, your wedding will be the biggest event you ever have to plan. It's a day when all eyes are upon you and your groom. You want all your plans to go smoothly and you feel enormous pressure thrust upon you by your own expectations and those of your family and friends.
The information in the Wedding Ideas Guide will help you navigate the wedding planning process with thought-provoking wedding ideas that help you create the celebration of your dreams.
We offer you tips and suggestions that you may not have considered, and that help trigger fresh ideas of your own. We hope that you will find these useful and that you will share your own wedding ideas and wedding planning knowledge with us along the way!
Best wishes for a sensational wedding day,
Editor, Wedding Ideas Guide