To Hire or Not to Hire A Wedding PlannerThese are the questions that you are probably asking by now if you are about to get married. Other people have waited all their lives for this grand moment only to find that a ton of work and planning comes with it. Some even gets stressed out about the mere fact that the whole thing is just a tad of work! And we are just talking about the wedding alone and not the marriage yet! This is why when it’s time to face the altar; some would even get cold feet. It happens!

The first thing that you need to consider before hiring a wedding planner is your budget. You can find some of them in your local area or you can also find some of them online. There are companies who are really known for their wedding planning services and some of them could even work on the budget that you have. Usually, they handle everything. From the bridal gown (in case you still don’t have any) to the documents that you need to be signed on your wedding day. A wedding planner can settle all the nitty gritty details of your wedding. They are perfect, especially if it’s crunch time, which means your wedding date is nearer than you think!

In our opinion, it is best to hire a wedding planner whether you plan a big wedding or just a small one. You don’t always have to pay for an expensive planner if you are just having some quaint wedding ceremony, because you could probably just ask some of your friends to do it for you. But if you plan on going for a grand wedding, then it’s non-optional to hire a professional one. Do it earlier and not when it’s already crunch time because that would just add up to your stress as well even if you are not the one planning for it. But yes, that’s why there are professionals who would work this out for you.

From the invitation letters up to the venue of your wedding and the reception, your wedding planner is the one who is going to take care of these things. You can start joining forums now and find a reliable one in your area. If you want a celebrity type of wedding, then you can always do your research online as well and work with the big names in the industry of wedding planning and yes, there is such a thing.

Wedding planners would also be the one handling the pictorial and the videographer who will cover your wedding day. They will be doing the running of these errands so you can relax as the bride or the groom. It is a one-day event but it is crazy how the details of this event should be done properly and it takes months to get it done. You can’t handle this alone so you’d better call an expert as soon as possible. Start researching and asking for friends and their recommendations.

Wedding Shower InvitationsWeddings are the occasions that are not celebrated completely in a day or two. It is celebrated almost 15 to 1 month prior to the wedding and even after the wedding. It comprises of numerous rituals and customs that fluctuates from one custom to another. The most important ritual that is celebrated mainly in western culture is a wedding shower.

Wedding showers are mostly offered for the bride to be some days before the wedding. A wedding shower is typically a gift-giving party that is hosted by her family or friends for the bride-to-be and groom-to-be in anticipation of their wedding. This custom of offering wedding showers to the couple respectively originated back in 1890 and today it is widely accepted and planned in places like United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

Earlier this custom was originated to provide goodies and the necessary items to the couple before their wedding to give them a financial assistance to make sure that the wedding may take place. Although men are not allowed in bridal showers but many friends organize a wedding shower for a friend who is groom-to-be as well not as a custom but for the symbol of care and love they have for each other.

The most important formality that must be completed before planning a wedding shower is to provide wedding shower invitations to the friends and family who are about to be invited. There are various ways by which these invitations are delivered to the guests. The shower is hosted by the close friends of the bride and the groom. She is typically a person who knows all the real friends and family of the bride to be. Her primary duty is to make wedding shower invitations for the occasion that is about to take place.

These invitations are made on a piece of paper that is beautifully written with all the descriptions of the occasion including important details like date, time, and venue. If your budget allows, then these invitation cards can also be printed formally like a wedding invitation card if you emphasize on each and every part of this shower and plan it flawlessly. If you are in a hurry, then invitation cards are not always required, and a telephonic invitation is preferred in this case especially if you have to invite someone at the last minute. Invitations are necessary because they make the guests feel loved and cared. They feel wanted for the wedding and that their gracious presence is admired equally.

As these wedding, showers are a gift giving occasion. Hence every guest who attends this function is expected to bring a small gift as a token of remembrance for their wedding shower day of the bride to be. The hosts are also expected to get a return gift for every guest that has turned up on the occasion. This gift is a token or a thank you gesture the hosts give that and which is related to the couple in any of the ways as it could remind them of the wedding all their life.