Even though you’ve stocked up on all the most recent bridal publications you can find, it seems that they don’t really help you in organizing and planning your own wedding. Sure, there’s a multitude of pages gorgeous color photographs showing wedding gowns and rings along with lots of “how-to” articles on wedding planning, but all of that may just serve to confuse you even more. Before you panic, you need to realize that all you have to do is begin planning your wedding earlier rather than later.

First of all, create a way to file every detail in one place. This can be a binder with tabs for each category. These categories should include Catering, Bakery, Florist, Photography, Ceremony, Music, Reception, and Transportation. You can arrange these in order of importance or alphabetically, whichever is easiest for you. Another choice is an accordion file. With this, you can see all categories at a glance. Whatever system you decide upon, keep your receipts, brochures, pictures, business cards, and other important items in this same area. Read the rest of this entry »

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