The Joys of Planning a Wedding
The verdict is in - I will only get married once. I've always felt that in my heart, but the experience of planning my wedding removed any doubts that I may have had. The process of planning a wedding is so extensive and involved that once the process has started, there is no turning back. You will be completely absorbed in the ins and outs of the entire day from that point forward. While the main focal point should be the actual ceremony uniting the man and woman, that is rarely the case. There are so many details to work out from the color scheme to the reception menu that you have no option but to stay completely focused. Anyone that has been involved in planning a wedding before will tell you that once you get the "big four" out of the way you're almost home free. The "big four" in the wedding planning world are: deciding where the ceremony will be held, choosing a reception venue, deciding which dresses will be worn, and planning the honeymoon.
Deciding where the ceremony will be held is one of the first things you need to do when planning a wedding. You need to decide first and foremost whether or not you want a church wedding. If you are a member of a particular church, your first instinct will be to hold the wedding at your church. You have to be certain that the church will be able to accommodate the number of guests you'll be inviting to attend. Does the church have any specific rules against music or decorations? You don't want to step on anyone's toes on one of the most memorable days of your life. My fiancé and I chose to have the wedding at our church with our pastor, Reverend Johnson, officiating. There haven't been any problems as of yet as far as song choice or decorations. I went the safe route on my musical selections to be played during the ceremony, and my mother, sisters and I will be decorating the church the Thursday before the actual ceremony. Once you've decided where the ceremony will be held,...
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