Wedding day is definitely one of the most important moments in everyone’s life and we all want it to be perfect. That’s why we should make a wedding plan to ensure the wedding day is just as perfect as we always imagined. To be honest, wedding planning is a whole lot of work. With endless amounts of decisions, looming deadlines, budgets to manage, and miles-long to-do lists to tend to, planning your own wedding is no simple feat.

Luckily, XMind is here to help.

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  1. Picture Dream Wedding

The beginning of the wedding plan is the dreaming phrase. Just think about the style you’d like and don’t worry about how much it will cost. Sit down with your fiancé and talk. Whether it’s a wedding on a beach, a ceremony on a mountaintop or a small gathering in your parent’s backyard. Which season should you get marries in? A wedding outdoors in the springtime when almost every flower you want is in season or a holiday wedding in Winter.

2. Start With Your Budget

In some way another, the budget will affect every decision of the wedding. Here’s where it’s time to get serious about figuring out how much you are willing to spend on your wedding. Keep in mind that the budget is not changeless, you can always change and adjust your budget later. For example, you may choose to spend more on honeymoon and less on photography. To make a wedding budget, XMind’s Matrix diagram is your best choice. Simply create a blank mind map with Matrix structure you can begin to create your wedding budget.

Wedding Preparation

  1. Find your venue

If you want a classic church wedding, you should remember to book the church in advance. Set a timeline and pick possible dates that work for important family members and very close friends. Contact the clergy person associated with the church you wish to book.

2. Hire your vendors

You’ve set a date, found your venue, and determined your budget. Now it’s time to tackle the next step: booking vendors. To hire professional vendors, you may spend some time checking out bridal magazines, books, blogs and real wedding photos or get recommendations from friends. Be sure to hire photographer and videographer, musicians, flowers and caterer as early as possible, because hiring vendors takes a lot of time and research.

3. Buy your gown

As a bride-to-be, this is one of the most exciting time. Before buying a wedding gown, you should ask yourself a few questions.

  • What style of dress should I go for?
  • Do you offer an in-house alterations service?
  • What’s included in the price?
  • How long does it take for my wedding dress to arrive in store?
  • What will happen if I change my mind?

4. Choose bridesmaids, best man and ushers

Make Wedding Guest List

So, it’s wedding guest list time. First, start with a master list. This includes all the people you think you should invite. Think about how many people you think you’ll realistically have at your wedding and your wedding budget. Then start to cut your guest list.

Send Your Invitations

Ideally, invitations should go out six to eight weeks before the wedding — this gives guests plenty of time to clear their schedules for the day and make travel arrangements if they are don’t live in town. Always remember to make your RSVP date two to three weeks before your wedding date to allow enough time for you to get a final head count to the caterer and to finalize your seating chart.

Don’t Forget Yourself

As you’ve planned for everything, don’t forget YOURSELF. Every bride deserves to look flawless on her wedding day. Here are a few tips for you.

  • Exercise regularly and keep to a healthy diet
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Meet with a hairstylist
  • Practice makeup

Enjoy Your Wedding!