Planning a Simple Wedding

Weddings are a once in a lifetime event. They are special occasions meant to be remembered and cherished. Often the weeks and days leading up to the wedding are a reason for worry, more than the wedding itself. Planning a simple wedding can be fun, but if not done efficiently, it can turn into a disaster in the blink of an eye, besides being a major headache, if you don't know what to do.

Few people take charge of their own weddings these days. Most people prefer to enlist the services of a wedding planner. In that manner a smooth and well-planned wedding is almost a surety. However it often seems to take away the personal touch that is so important to some people. And if it's simplicity you're looking for, then planning a simple wedding isn't all that much of a problem. It also lets you oversee your own wedding--always a pleasure.

Before you make any lavish plans, or detailed schedules, the first thing you must keep in mind when planning a simple wedding is the budget that you have at your disposal and your guest list. Depending upon the guest list you can make an estimate as to how much you can spend per guest. Once this figure is set, it is easy to determine what you want to do for the wedding. Aside from the plans for the wedding day, you also have to determine your attire, and foresee how you will accommodate outstation guests.

Every aspect of the final wedding plans requires prior consideration and budget allocation. Whether you choose a theme or not--and while planning a simple wedding it is best to keep everything simple and elegant, not too lavish--the caterers, decorators, musicians and seating arrangement must be taken care of. When you think of so many things, it often seems simpler to just hand over the reins to a wedding planner and let them do the hard work, but it is not the same as personally taking care of the nitty-gritty that makes up the best day of your life.

Once you've decided on your budget, the next thing is to get in touch with all the people required to make your wedding a success. Find out what kind of food and beverages you want on the menu, whether you want music played at your wedding or not, and zero in on the exact schedule that you would like to follow on D-day. Delegate work, assign instructions and then simply oversee all the work yourself. Alternately if you don't feel confident enough to do it yourself, or are not sure how to go about it you can rope in a wedding planner to do all this work for you, while you oversee the work to make sure everything is according to your tastes.

And before you know it, all the planning is done, the final day has arrived. All the effort that went into planning a simple wedding like you wanted has paid off and you're ready to start a new life with the one you love--your once-in-a-lifetime moment.