Congratulations on your engagement. Share the good news, break open the bubbly, and bask in the glow of being a bride-to-be, because you will soon be jumping headfirst into the exciting task of planning your wedding. Make no mistake, there'll be a lot to remember and a lot to do, and at times it may seem overwhelming, but don't fret. The Everything® Wedding Checklist Book, 3rd Edition is here to guide you through your planning.
When should you start looking for your wedding gown? How do you come up with a guest list? What are you supposed to do at the reception? What should you pack for the honeymoon? Yes, planning a wedding is filled with questions, but with this book you won't need to worry about where to find the answers. Within these pages, you'll find the answers you need, and a convenient place to stay on task and to keep track of names, appointments, and other pertinent information.
Whether it's picking a reception site, finding a photographer, choosing flowers, or any of the other million items on your checklist, this book can tell you when, where, and how to do them. The year-long planning calendar will put you on the right track and the subsequent checklists for each section will help you stay there. In addition, each chapter contains insights and advice on every aspect of your wedding, from hiring a wedding planner to seating the guests at the wedding to leaving on your honeymoon.
As unromantic as it may sound, sticking to a schedule and staying on task is the best and only way to ensure the planning goes smoothly. Brides tend to procrastinate in the early months, thinking that “a year is so far away.” One year or eighteen months, or whatever your engagement time frame is, will fly by. So, don't wait. Besides, wouldn't you rather be free to enjoy basking in the glow of your position as a bride-to-be instead of being bogged down by tasks that could have been done months ago? Starting early will give you breathing room, and allow you to take your time and make wise choices.
In short, if you need to be informed about it or reminded to do it in order to plan your ultimate wedding, this book won't let you down.