Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, so it goes without question that you want it to go ahead without a hitch. The weeks and months leading up to it can also be extremely stressful, especially with all the preparation involved. Fortunately you don't have to worry if you have a carefully crafted plan. By following a list or flowchart those worries and late night rush arounds can be replaced with excitement and anticipation, safe in the mind that everything is as it should be.
Most expert wedding planners suggest that you should begin planning your wedding about a year or more in advance. You should start by discussing with your partner the types of location and theme that you would like to have. Overseas on a sunny beach? At a local church that has a history with the family? Once you have some ideas you will then have to narrow them down to a realistic budget. Spending more than you can afford will end up creating unneeded stress at a time when you're supposed to be your happiest, so try to come up with something you'll be content with that doesn't break your balance.
The following flowchart represents an efficient 12 month plan for organizing the average wedding. You may want to add or remove steps depending on your own circumstances:
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