You're about to start planning a party, but don't know where to start. You run to the grocery store, looking at this and that, deciding on a few things you may need, knowing the whole time you've forgotten something. Now it's time to head over to the local department store for some decorations. You follow the same unguided principles you went through at the grocery store. Then once again you missed a few things at the liquor store.
Brainstorm _ get your ideas formulated and organized on paper. Consider things like small wedding ideas, unusual wedding venues, outdoor wedding ideas. Budget _ establish your financial limits and guidelines. Consider a cheap wedding reception as a means to save money. Guest List _ Who do you want to participate in this special event. Reservations _ Book the Venues. Vendors _ Interview and get contracts on flowers, food, photographer, musicians, baker, etc. Wedding Dress _ Provide time for up to four fittings for your bridal gown, just in case. Bridesmaids _ Sizes, colors, styles, fabrics and multiple fittings will all take time. Invitations _ Lots of choices. Consider the wedding reception invitation wording if you're making your own. Or, customized wedding invitation text if you're going to buy them.