A Complete step by step guide to right from Announcing Engagement to Planning for your Wedding

Announcement of engagement – If you have not yet announced, it is important that family and friends know about the wedding. They can notify you by formal reception, with a simple phone call or with an advertisement in the local newspaper. The important thing is that everyone knows when the Big Day will be.

Choosing a Wedding Theme and Style – It’s time to sit down with your partner to determine the style of the wedding. They will have to agree on place and style. It may be a traditional wedding or an informal ceremony on the beach but both should feel happy about the idea.

Budget – Once you decide the theme and style of the wedding it is very important to determine the budget and the economic responsibility of the expenses. Who will pay the wedding? Will both parents contribute? All involved must meet to make a real budget. It is very important that a concrete number is reached between all of them to fit him during the whole process. This will avoid surprises and startling.

Guests – Pencil and paper in hand you have to start scoring the people you want to invite. Four lists must be made: the bride’s, the groom’s, and the family’s. Later the four lists will be combined to create a definitive fifth.

Explore – Start visiting churches, temples, synagogues or chapels, depending on the religion you practice. Once the visits are made, reserve the date. It is important that you do it in advance. The demand is usually high and you probably want to keep the date chosen with your partner.

Wedding Magazines – It is important that you begin to identify the styles of dress you would like to look. You can do it through magazines or on the websites of your favorite designers.

Wedding planners – Interview with at least three wedding planners. Ask for references and budget.

Research the professionals – Remember that you will need a cameraman, photographer, DJ or musical groups to play and encourage the party. Interview with them and check their tapes, recordings and photos.