Tips for Pacing your Wedding Plan

Are you in a really high energy wedding planning mode and looking for some ways to really maximize your productivity and efficiency so that you can easily continue to stay as high energy all the way through your planning process? Perhaps you may already be feeling a little overwhelmed or apprehensive about all that may be involved and how much there is to get done prior to your very special day. It may be even more surprising to remind you that it is important to actually prepare yourself and care for your health and happiness for the occasion rather than just planning the color of your roses or the pattern on silverware at your reception!

Pacing Is Important

For the love of all that is sacred, you have to make sure you pace yourself or you will possibly end up stressing out over something that would otherwise be really easy if you hadn’t tried to do it the same day as forty other important tasks. Pace your planning and you will be so much happier and more productive. Your choices will likely be much better and you will almost certainly make far less mistakes than if you had done too much in one day. Often people have the misconception that if they keep going on a project into the wee hours of the night that they are actually being effective, when in truth they are much more likely to have to correct their mistakes later. Always keep in mind that if you feel like you are doing more than you can comfortably handle, you need to pace your planning wisely and avoid foolishly overextending yourself.

Dates for Goals

One great way for pacing to be a part of your planning is for you to establish dates for goals along the way of your planning process. If you have goals and have specific dates for those goals, then you know that you are on track and don’t need to stress about making sure that you don’t miss anything. It is best to begin with a checklist of things that need to be done and then make sure you research the dates that various tasks should be completed by prior to setting up your own wedding planning goal calendar. There are wedding checklist examples on the internet for free that you can use to formulate a proper checklist for your wedding planning goals.

Ask For Help

This truly cannot be emphasized enough. Ask for help! Your relatives and friends all likely want to be a part of your wedding planning and are probably hoping you will ask for their help in making it happen the way you had always hoped. It is a wonderful opportunity for friends who have not yet married to learn more about what will be involved in their own weddings and it is also a major opportunity for you to learn from the planning experience of friends and relatives that actually have had successful and wonderful wedding ceremonies.

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Filed under: Wedding Planning — vicky at 7:37 pm on Friday, July 17, 2009

Fun Wedding Ideas

Are you looking forward to, just beginning, or in the middle of planning for a wedding celebration and feeling a little overwhelmed by the serious side of the preparation and realizations of what is actually involved in a marriage? Wish the planning process was a little more fun sometimes and a little less serious? Take a short break from the occasionally serious task of planning your wedding for a little amusement and possibly even some inspiration for your own special wedding extravaganza. Here are some really fun wedding ideas that you may or may not want to consider. They are certainly for more daring couples and trend setters while definitely not for the cautious and trend followers.

The Theatrical Wedding

Theatrical weddings are all about a Cirque De Soleil atmosphere in your wedding extravaganza. While the bride and groom should certainly not be wearing any masks other than the bride’s veil, the general atmosphere is of an elegant costume ball replete with ornate decoration and the perfect lighting. Think of it as a stage performance with the wedding ceremony as the main attraction. Spotlights, changes in lighting throughout the ceremony, musical background, and symphonic sound effects are all a part of the possibility. The imaginative possibilities are truly and astonishingly endless, so make sure you go for it as creatively as you possibly can. You can adapt it to your venue, whether you choose Britannia Hotels, a castle or marquee. The power is in the details, the lavish design. It will create an unforgettable atmosphere in which to hold your wedding.

The Tropical Wedding

Tropical weddings don’t necessarily have to take place in a tropical place. If you want a Hawaiian wedding, but flying everyone to Hawaii isn’t an option, then you will likely be happy to hear that you can have a tropical wedding just about anywhere. It certainly helps to live in or near a city with a decent amount of import and specialty food stores, where you can pick up the proper food and decorations. Fashioning a Tiki Lounge atmosphere is one option that may just be the style that you are looking for. This is relatively easy to do as an ice sculptor can easily provide you with some Hawaiian style statues perfect for the occasion and truly make it a unique and memorable wedding!

The Pet Wedding
Animals are a fun addition to any wedding and can certainly bring a lot of excitement and smiles to the wedding guests. While not the most predictable of wedding participants, a family puppy or other pet as the ring bearer can be an endearingly sweet addition to the wedding and most certainly can make the wedding a memorable occasion for all present. The sky is no limit with animals and it is really up to the imagination and flexibility of those planning the wedding to include pets if so desired.

Hopefully these wedding ideas have, at the very least, put a smile on your face and possibly even given you some inspiration for your own wedding plans! There are many much more exotic wedding ideas that you may want to explore, if at the very least, for your own personal entertainment even if you do still decide to plan a simple wedding.

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Filed under: Wedding Planning — vicky at 11:58 am on Wednesday, July 15, 2009