Most people, who arrange their own weddings, adapt the “plan-as-you-go” strategy. Unfortunately, this is a perfect recipe for confusion, stress, and heading for disaster.
Remember, we’re talking about your wedding day here. This is meant to be the most wonderful day of your life, and everything has to be perfect. Having to settle for anything less is simply not an option.
Your wedding planning guide may be in the form of a wedding worksheet taken from the internet, or some software, or even a wedding planning book bought at your local bookstore. You will find there are a multitude of details that need to be taken care of. These details, if not planned for properly, are the very things that will have you running around at the last minute.
When you study your wedding planning book or worksheet, you will see why it is best to start well in advance, and allow yourself time to attend to everything. You will find, in addition to this, that you will have more time to find exactly what you want in terms of decorations, possibly at a better price.
Your wedding planning guide will also help you to keep track of your spending, and to structure your expenses. Many people have fallen into the trap of spending too much in one area, and running out of money to cover another.
Talk to people who arranged their weddings on their own, without the help of a wedding planning guide. Listen to their stories of stress, chaos, and last minute arrangements. Then go get yourself one.