Planning a wedding is an exciting and emotional time for everyone, including parents. Every family is different and each wedding is unique. These days, traditions are not necessarily followed and there are no rules to planning a wedding. However, there is one fundamental truth; all weddings are symbolic of two families joining as one. We hope that the information below will provide some guidance and insight into how to host an elegant event that everyone will remember fondly, forever.
Financing a Wedding
The first thing to consider when financing a wedding is the source, or sources, of the finances. Keep in mind that, typically, today's couples are more established and may rely less on parent contributions. However, depending on the couple, they may be relying solely on the parents' contributions or a blend of contributors. If you are involved with contributing financially to the wedding, be sure to establish a set dollar amount early. Financial discussions are not an everyday topic; however, establishing a budget early and communicating clearly is essential to successful wedding planning.
Planning a Wedding
In order to streamline communication with the Wedding Planner, we recommend that there be one main point of contact for all aspects of the wedding. Typically, this point of contact may be the bride or the groom or a parent. This clear point of contact will help to maintain a consistent understanding of all tasks and deadlines. Couples may need extra support during the planning process and may come to you for suggestions. There are many wedding things to do. Couples may need assistance with the following tasks:
Parents of The Bride Traditions
Parents of The Groom Traditions
As you may have guests traveling from long distances to attend the wedding, you may want to consider hosting additional, get-together events. For example, a welcome dinner or a farewell brunch might be great opportunities to spend some extra time with friends and loved ones.