Choosing a wedding theme

Choosing a wedding theme

Choosing a wedding theme Without a doubt, is one of the most fun decisions a couple will make during the process of planning a wedding is choosing a theme for the wedding. It is not necessary to choose a theme for your wedding but it can certainly help to give the wedding a more defined personality. Also, having a particular theme for the wedding can make it much more fun for the guests. This article will provide some information on how a couple can integrate a theme into all aspects of their wedding and will also provide some advice on choosing a theme.

Choosing a wedding theme
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Couples who wish to incorporate a particular theme into their wedding plans should make a decision fairly early on in the wedding planning process about the type of theme they want to have. It is important to make this decision early because most couples start shopping around for invitations, thank you cards and personal stationary approximately five to seven months before the wedding date. This will give the couple plenty of time to select these items, order them and have them delivered in time to send the invitations out at least three months before the wedding date. Selecting wedding invitations that coordinate with the theme of the wedding will give guests a sneak preview of what to expect at the wedding.

If the wedding invitations can be used to give guests a sneak preview of the theme for the wedding the favors can be used to send guests home with a memento of the wedding which will always remind them of the theme. Incorporating the theme of the wedding into the favor for the guests is a good idea because it helps to create a memory for the guests. When favors are chosen without a great deal of thought or consideration they are often discarded shortly after the wedding. However, when the favors are chosen carefully to be tasteful reminders of the wedding the guests are much more likely to hold onto these items.

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From the invitations to the favors there are many opportunities for the couple to tie the different elements together to coordinate with the theme. The bride’s gown, the groom’s attire, the cake, the place settings, the music, the food and the floral arrangements can all be tailored to really match the theme of the wedding and create a sense of cohesion. The couple will have to decide how many of these elements they want to incorporate into the theme. It is possible to allow the theme to extend to all elements of the wedding without appearing cheesy but is also easy to overdue the theme. For this reason the couple should be careful to avoid making tacky decisions.

How to choose a wedding theme

Finally, while finding ways to incorporate a theme into every aspect of the wedding may not be difficult many couples find selecting a theme to be a considerably more difficult decision. The best advice we can offer is for the couple to select a theme that is truly meaningful to them. This is important because as much as the couple wants the guests to have a good time the wedding is for the couple and they will regret their decision if they are not true to themselves. We also recommend selecting a theme which will be fairly easy to incorporate into a number of different elements of the wedding. This is important because an obscure theme may sound like a great idea but if the couple is not able to find more than a few coordinating design elements the guests may not even be able to determine whether or not there was a theme to the wedding.

Choosing a wedding theme can really be a lot of fun, it should be an enjoyable experience with many fun filled memories for a long time to come.  Thank you for visiting how to live a happy and reading up on this important article Choosing a wedding theme. Please do share the this site link with your friends, thanks.

Your wedding honey bunch

Your wedding honey bunch

It Is your wedding honey bunch. One big mistake many engaged couples make is allowing others to be too involved in the process of planning their wedding. This becomes a problem when the others who are involved have strong opinions which do not accurately reflect the couple. The opinions of the others may begin to influence the plans for the wedding and will likely result in a wedding which is not indicative of the tastes of the engaged couple. This article will discuss a few ideas for how a couple can handle situations where friends or family members are trying to control the wedding plans.

Your wedding honey bunch

Perhaps one of the most difficult wedding planning situations occurs when there is someone other than the engaged couple who is paying for the wedding. The reason why problems tend to occur in this type of situation is the friends or family members paying for the wedding, or contributing to the cost of the wedding, expect to have a say in the planning process. While it is certainly true that those paying for the wedding should have some say in matters that affect the budget, they should not expect to intrude on other aspects of the wedding planning. For example given the size of the guest list, the people paying for the wedding may rule out certain locations for the wedding because they will be too expensive. However, where two locations are priced equally, the couple should be able to decide between the locations based on their own personal preference.

Your wedding honey bunch after all

Unfortunately there are also many situations where the couple is paying for the wedding themselves but friends or family members are still intruding on the wedding planning process and trying to influence decisions. While it is easier in these cases to tell the friend or family member their opinions are not wanted than it is to do the same when the friend or family member is contributing financially it can still create problems. The friend or family member’s feelings may be hurt and it can cause a serious rift in the relationship. The best way to avoid this situation is to be clear from the start about the level of involvement you wish the individual to have in the process of planning the wedding. If this is not done and the pushiness of the friend or family member becomes a problem it is best to deal with the problem immediately rather than harboring resentment as the problem escalates.

Step by step moving ahead together

Still another situation in which an engaged couple may feel as though the plans for their wedding are out of their control occurs when the couple hires a wedding planner who is presumptuous and makes decisions without consulting the couple. This type of situation may also occur if the couple hires a wedding planner but does not speak up about their needs, wants and expectations. This may be because the couple has a hard time speaking up, the wedding planner is overly pushy or a combination of the two. Regardless of the cause of the problem, this is one of the easiest situations to handle. This is because the couple can fire the wedding planner if things are not working out. However, sitting down with the wedding planner and discussing the issues first is idea. This way the wedding planner has the opportunity to learn what the problem is and attempt to correct the problem.

Your wedding honey bunch regardless

Finally, a couple should always be willing to do whatever is necessary to maintain ownership for the wedding plans if they choose to do so. This may mean making some difficult decisions but it can also greatly improve the outcome of the wedding for the engaged couple. In a case where one set of parents or both parents are contributing to the cost of the wedding and being overly pushy about decisions it may be worthwhile for the engaged couple to consider paying for the wedding themselves. The couple may not be able to have as elaborate as a wedding but in the end they will be happier with the results if they are free to make all of the decisions during the planning process than they would be if they are being influenced by others.

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Hiring wedding planner

Hiring wedding planner

Hiring wedding planner may not all go so easily. Let’s face it; hiring a wedding planner can be very helpful. It can help to make the whole process of planning a wedding much easier and can alleviate a great deal of the stress normally associated with planning a wedding. However, if the couple is not careful to select the right wedding planner it can also sometimes cause more trouble than it is worth. This is especially true in cases where the wedding planner is either not listening to the couple and making decisions they do not approve of and in cases where the wedding planner is neglecting important tasks.

Hiring wedding planner
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Prevention is better than a cure

According to the adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Keeping with this thought it is always a good idea for couples to carefully screen potentially wedding planners before selecting one of them to assist them in the planning of one of the most important days of their lives. It can be way too easy to get swept up in the excitement and simply hire the first wedding planner that comes along. However, this is not a good idea. It may work out alright in some cases but if things do not work out the plans for the wedding can be ruined. To avoid these types of problems, seek out experienced wedding planners who come highly recommended by trusted sources. Then interview these highly qualified candidates to select the one who is the best match in terms of price, style and personality.

Hiring wedding planner with good intentions

Even a couple who does all the right things in selecting a wedding planner may decide at some point that they have made a mistake. They may realize the wedding planner they selected is not qualified or is just not a good match in terms of style and personality. Regardless of the reason for the problems it is best to fire the wedding planner as soon as possible if things are not working out. This will help to ensure the couple has as much time as possible to either hire another wedding planner or plan the rest of the wedding themselves. It is worthwhile to attempt to resolve problems before firing the wedding planner but if these attempts do not work, the couple should not feel bad about making the decision to let the wedding planner go.

Hopefully, when the wedding planner was hired there was some type of contract signed. This contract should not only detail the expected duties of the wedding planner and the fees for her services but should also address the issue of terminating the contract. The contract should also spell out the terms associated with ending the contract early. A well written contract will ensure an amicable separation. However, if a contract is not signed and the agreement between the wedding planner and the couple is a verbal one, the issue of terminating the contract can be more difficult. In some cases it may even require the intervention of a mediator or judge. This can really add stress to the wedding planner process especially if the couple is behind in planning because of the problems with the wedding planner.

Guidelines to Hiring wedding planner

Finally, couples who fire their wedding planners should follow a few basic guidelines. First they should keep all communications with the wedding planner on a professional level and should avoid becoming overly emotional. This is important because burning bridges is never a good idea. Also, the couple should take care to have a plan of action for finishing the planning of the wedding when they fire their wedding planner. This may involve hiring another wedding planner or taking care of arrangements by themselves.

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