A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration

Category: Weddings
Author: Meg Keene
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by sugar1510   2021-12-10

Get a copy of https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Wedding-Affordable-Meaningful-Celebration/dp/0738215155

They also have a website.

It will guide you through the process. You will understand that there is a wide variety of weddings and everyone ends up in the same place- married.

by sugar1510   2021-12-10

I suggest you check https://apracticalwedding.com/

and get a copy of their wedding planner.It will walk you through the steps.

https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Wedding-Affordable-Meaningful-Celebration/dp/0738215155

by sugar1510   2021-12-10

I think by far the most important and priority decision is to decide your budget, then commit to planning within it.

Check out the website https://apracticalwedding.com/

and order their wedding planner

https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Wedding-Affordable-Meaningful-Celebration/dp/0738215155

It will walk you through the process, step by step.

by alwaysdaruma   2019-11-17

What about a wedding planner book? https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Wedding-Affordable-Meaningful-Celebration/dp/0738215155 I've heard great things about this one.

Could go a little fun/silly and buy her one of those tumblers or mugs that say things like "Bride to Be" or "Does This Ring Make Me Look Engaged" or something.

Could also do one of those coupon books. "This Coupon is good for One (1) Hour of Wedding Planning Assistance" or "This Coupon is good for Fifty (50) Hand-Addressed Envelopes" or stuff like that?

by yeahhhbuoyyy   2019-11-17

I second the Practical Wedding website. I also recommend the book https://www.amazon.ca/Practical-Wedding-Affordable-Meaningful-Celebration/dp/0738215155

The first advice it gives is to just enjoy being engaged for at least 2 weeks before starting any serious planning.

(The ebook is only 2.99$)

by yeahhhbuoyyy   2019-11-17

Congratulations! Bask in the engagement glow and enjoy the brainstorming before diving into the planning full force.

I would also read: https://www.amazon.ca/Practical-Wedding-Affordable-Meaningful-Celebration/dp/0738215155

I read this before any planning and it helped so much. Not sure how much it might cross over with the other reading suggestion. If you have a Kobo, the ebook is only 2.99$

by sugar1510   2019-07-21

Get a copy of A Practical Wedding

https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Wedding-Affordable-Meaningful-Celebration/dp/0738215155

They have books and a website.

by sugar1510   2019-07-21

This website might be helpful

https://apracticalwedding.com/

They also have a wedding planning book that will help you fill in the blanks.

https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Wedding-Affordable-Meaningful-Celebration/dp/0738215155

by sugar1510   2019-07-21

https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Wedding-Affordable-Meaningful-Celebration/dp/0738215155

by sugar1510   2019-07-21

https://www.amazon.ca/Practical-Wedding-Affordable-Meaningful-Celebration/dp/0738215155

by sugar1510   2019-07-21

I highly recommend this

https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Wedding-Affordable-Meaningful-Celebration/dp/0738215155

by sugar1510   2019-07-21

Start with the basics- decide your budget. That decision is going to affect every other decision you need to make. Do not count on any contributions from family until they are in your bank account. There are many threads from a couple panicking at needing more money because a promised donation didn't materialize.

Next get a copy of A Practical Wedding

https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Wedding-Affordable-Meaningful-Celebration/dp/0738215155

Many couples have never planned so much as a dinner party, so a wedding ceremony and reception is a big leap.

by sugar1510   2019-07-21

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BM2- wedding planner

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or notebook

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BM 3- Annie Sloan book or gift set

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or a milk paint fan deck

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by luasaurus   2019-07-21

I had really good luck with A Practical Wedding book and website for helping levelset expectations and have an idea of where to start on planning. It really helped to decide what we did and didn’t care about at the beginning.

by sugar1510   2019-07-21

Buy this book

https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Wedding-Affordable-Meaningful-Celebration/dp/0738215155

Set a meaningful budget. What can you afford to spend? If you go over in one area, you need to go under in another. A budget is a joke and a waste of time if you don't intend to abide by it.

Do not count on money from anyone else, including parents, until it is in your bank account. If parents offer money, clarify what strings are attached.