Wedding Planning: The Basics

Posted on June 11, 2012


It’s June again and I hear wedding bells. Most girls would want to be a June bride not only because June is the traditional month for an American wedding, but because they say getting married in June is lucky.  Weather-wise this month is good for a Charleston, SC wedding because the weather is nice. It’s warm and the flowers are still in bloom. But whether its June or any other month every bride-groom would like their wedding to be a great experience not only for them but for their friend and families who have come to support them on their special day. So here’s the basics in planning your wedding.

                        Theme                    Location                  Date

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Most couples have their theme, location and date coincide with each other, so it will be more organized and presentable when they plan their wedding. First off, choose a theme that reflects the month of your wedding, specifically the weather of the month.  In spring, summer and fall months, it’s good to have an outdoor wedding. These months depicts how nature changes that would give your wedding a peaceful feel to it, that would put you and your guest at ease. While winter weddings should be held someplace nice and cozy with a homey ambiance to it. But since it’s June right now and summers just beginning a garden wedding would be a good option since flowers are still in bloom and the weather is nice and warm.

The Magnolia Plantation & Gardens is one of the most beautiful gardens in the USA. It has vast variety of flowers such as camellias and is known to be the largest romantic garden in the country. This place is perfect for a summer garden wedding in June.

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When you’ve set your heart on when, where and how your wedding is going to unfold its time to get into the details. Hiring a wedding planner is good if you have the budget for it. But if you can’t afford one, you can always plan your own wedding. All you need is a little guidance and the right tools. So if you’re going to do it yourself making a checklist would be a good Idea. Here’s a video on How to make a wedding planner checklist  from Howcast.

So This is an example of a simple checklist.

  • Choose your wedding party and list of people making toasts
  • Make a guest list
  • Book your Venue
  • Book your Officiant
  • Research and book vendors (florists, photographer, videographer, caterers, entertainers etc.)
  • Send out invitations
  • Transportation
  • Plan your rehearsal dinner
  • Send out your invitations
  • Choose your wedding cake
  • Choose your wedding attire
  • Purchase the rings
  • Get your marriage license
  • Plan Reception menus

And Ultimately have a great wedding.

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