Wednesday, July 22, 2009

10 wedding tips...

Top 10 Wedding Planning Tips...

Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting things a girl will ever do, but it can also be one of the most stressful. As a photographer I see all of the excitement and frustrations that a bride goes through. Here is a list of 10 good and helpful tips,hope they help...

#1...Invite people to participate in your wedding party because they care about you, not out of obligation. I can not tell you how often a bride asks someone to be in her wedding out of obligation, and is only frustrated by that individual's lack of interest and participation. This is the one of the biggest and best days of your life. Only get people involved in the wedding who genuinely share in your happiness and love. If they don't, there is no way they can behave the way you might expect them to.

#2... Watch your budget. It is so easy to spend more on your wedding than you planned or may be able to afford . There are so many great choices available to brides that you should not have to put yourself in debt to have the wedding you want. If you start out with a budget, stick to your budget and find alternatives that allow you to do it. You do not want to start your new life with your partner paying off wedding bills for many years to come

#3...Put everything on paper. When you book your vendors, anything that you discuss, including special arrangements or deals, that you want included in your package for the quoted price make certain is written in the contract. People can't remember promises they made to you a year ago verbally, so make sure all the details are written in the signed contract and keep back up copies.

#4... Get organized. In order to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the number of tasks involved with your wedding,get and stay organized. Make an action plan by week of what you are going to do, and keep track of progress. This will help you to keep your thoughts and plans in order.And stop you from going crazy.

#5... Pursue proper etiquette. Following proper etiquette has two big advantages. Firstly, you will avoid embarrassing social blunders that can ruin your most special day. Secondly, since weddings are an emotional event for everyone involved, not just the bride and groom, it is important to keep all relevant parties happy and excited. By following the proper rules of etiquette you can never go wrong. People cannot argue with what is right!

#6...Compromise a little. Knowing how to compromise will save a lot of stress and money through the planning process. You, your groom, and families all should enjoy the wedding and be proud of it after it is over. While the couple should do what makes them happy, be open to suggestions and sensitive to the feelings of those with you. If you disagree with their recommendations, talk about it calmly until an understanding is reached. It will make the day more enjoyable for all.

#7... Confirm & follow up... Make sure as the wedding date gets closer, about 2 to 3 months before, that you follow-up with your wedding vendors such as the DJ's, limos, photographer, florist, and videographer to confirm your arrangements, provide any last minute instructions, and confrim timing of all that is happening on the day. It will make you feel secure and will insure that they understand your want and needs on the day.

#8...Relax,chill & enjoy. Your wedding should be a fun, happy, beautiful time. Do not let the planning process kill that for you. Take moments to step back & enjoy what is happening. Especially on the day of your wedding, just enjoy it for what it is . At that point, you have done all you can and it is in the hands of the trustworthy people you have hired.

#9... Start planning early ... Locations and vendors book up earlier and earlier each year. So to make sure that you get exactly what you want, start booking early. It also gives you plenty of time to find investigate other options if your first choice does not work out.

#10...Know your Vendors. The reputation of the vendor you choose is of the utmost importance. Avoid unpleasant surprises on the day of your wedding by selecting service providers with impeccable records.

We hope this help,please let us know

Best Peter & team bELLE


  1. Hi Peter! I'm an Indiana photographer and came across this article. I like #7 the best. I have all of my bride's fill out a questionnaire and let them know to discuss any changes with me. They never tell me until the last minute if there are any so I have made a habit of contacting them again a week or two before the wedding to confirm important details. It has saved them from some mishaps!