May 01, 2008

Ten Essential Tips for Your Wedding Preparation

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by: Tom Downward

Getting Married? Congratulations! You just set the date for the most important day in your life. Your wedding day. Imagine...It is your wedding day. Your very own wedding day! It will be fun.

Here are ten essential steps that will make the preparation fun too.

1. Keep within your financial limits. Budget your wedding. You do not want to start your married life in debt. If you are organized have a plan and are creative, whatever your budget, a "wedding to remember" will be yours.

2. Now Visualize. That’s right, visualize. Close your eyes and look at the tasks at hand. The list may SEEM overwhelming but it isn't.

3. Don't try to do everything all at once. Start by gathering information. Use the Net to gather ideas from around the world. Make an extensive list of "things you LIKE", "things you WANT" and "things you MUST HAVE" (see the difference?)

4. Now you are ready to make a Top Ten (or top eleven or twelve) list.

5. Break your list it into small manageable portions that you can successfully accomplish. Use categories like... Before the wedding - During the wedding - After the wedding.

6. Now use sub categories. Include ideas for related events such as, showers, receptions, and honeymoon.

7. It is YOUR wedding. It reflects YOU. No one should dictate to you what to do and how to do it. You may seek advice, ideas and wisdom but in the end each final decision is yours.

8. What this means is don't be shy! Accept assistance when offered and solicit involvement, help and ideas from those you believe will be an asset.

9. Add your personal touches. For example; if you have children you may consider making them an important part of your wedding.

10. Pick a few aspects of your wedding and make them personalized. A personal touch makes a wedding meaningful to the bridal couple, their attendants, family and all invited guests.
In summary, your wedding is a serious moment for declaring your love and commitment to each other. Make your wedding truly a one-of-a-kind event. Fill it with cherished moments and keepsakes.

Whether you choose a favorite theme, a special setting or an intimate gathering of friends and loved ones, enjoy the journey. Perhaps, the memories and keepsakes may stay with you forever. Treasure them! And may you have a Happy, Happy day!

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May 08, 2006

Choosing Wedding Invitations and Thank You Notes

Choosing Wedding Invitations and Thank You Notes
by: Angela Oliver

Choosing invitations and thank you notes for a wedding can be a big task. When looking at all the different themes that are available for wedding invitations, choose a theme that reflects you and your fiancé. Also choose a theme that reflects the theme of the wedding. For example, for a spring, fall, or winter wedding, choose a seasonal invitation. If the event is very formal, choose a very elegant, ceremonial invitation. There are also many themes for outdoor or destination weddings.


When ordering wedding invitations, consider who is going to address the invitations. Hire a calligrapher or do it yourself. It can be time consuming, make sure you have plenty of time to do the addressing, as well as stamping, and sending. Another important thing to remember when ordering wedding invitations is to order some extras for any mishaps. It is also a good idea to go ahead and order thank you notes at the same time as invitations. It will save money on shipping, and time the bride will need to do other important wedding tasks.


Invitations should typically be sent a few weeks before the wedding. For a formal event, the invitation can be sent eight weeks in advanced. For less formal events, the invitation can be sent three weeks ahead. In any case, the invitations should be sent out with enough time for guests to make arrangements to attend. If it is a destination wedding, give guests plenty of time to purchase tickets for transportation, if the wedding party itself is not picking up the bill.

Thank you notes are another story. They can be sent up to a year after the wedding. But as with all thank you notes, the longer you wait to send them, the worse off it can be. If there in no written record of who attend and what gifts they gave, a year can too long to remember, and thank you notes are not as personalized. In order to stay organized, keep a list of everyone who attended the wedding, and on the same list, or another list, keep a list of who gave what gifts. Also, try to write and send the thank you notes as soon as possible after the wedding. You will remember more details for the wedding to include in your personal comments, and will also have had time to enjoy all your new gifts.

The wedding invitations and thank you notes that are chosen will be paired with the wedding from start to finish. Choosing the right wedding invitations will shape the wedding from the start, and leave guests with a wonderful feeling.

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This article was written by Angela Oliver for, invitation and paper goods provider for all printing needs. Please visit the site for more information about wedding invitations, thank you notes, and more wedding items at

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