Many couples are often shocked at the costs that are involved with planning a wedding. Looking for ways to reduce these inflated expenses and control their wedding budget, brides and grooms have discovered that using a well designed wedding planning software package can be the answer to reducing costs, alleviating stress, and gaining control over the entire planning process.
However, not all wedding programs are created equal. In addition to budget control, you will need a program that covers all the many areas of planning a wedding – many of which couples either forget about or tend to ignore. This can prove even more costly down the road.
So before you purchase a wedding planner software package, here are some tips on what you should be looking for within the program.
Wedding Budget Calculator - The program should contain a flexible budget calculator which allows you to group your costs into specific categories. You should then be able to split that category into various sub-costs that you need to cover.
Check List – Although you may not use everything included within a checklist, it is still a good idea to have one. This will remind you on what needs to be done and helps you to keep control of your wedding planning.
Seating Arrangement Planner – This is especially important if you are having a sit down dinner. You will need to make sure there is room enough for families and friends to sit together. Arranging the tables within the room is also a task that needs to be carefully planned out. You don’t want people crowded together at your tables, plus there should be sufficient space between tables so staff can serve the dinner easily.
Guest List Planner – Keeping track of who you are inviting is very important so that you can budget for food, bridal favors, the amount of space needed for the ceremony and reception, etc.
Ceremony Service Planner – This handy tool will allow you to work out and organize your wedding ceremony program. Things such as when songs and music will be played, who will be giving any special readings, plus the timing of who does what and when they need to do it.
Music Planner – You will need to organize the music for your ceremony and the reception. What music will be used during the processional, recessional, during the ceremony? What will be your first dance song? How about when you cut the cake? You may be very surprised at how many instances specially selected music will be played.
Wedding Party Planner – Who is going to be in your wedding party? How many attendants will each of you have? This part of the program will help you keep track of such details.
Although there are many other aspects that need to be organized and tracked while planning your wedding, the above list should give you a good idea on some of the more important parts of what should be included when choosing a wedding planner software package.
About The Author:
Are you at a loss on what you need to do to plan a wedding? Looking for some help, advice and suggestions to reduce your wedding budget or purchase wedding planner software ? Rose Smith owns First Step Wedding Planning where brides and grooms can find the resources needed to plan a dazzling, yet inexpensive wedding. Visit us at: http://www.firststepweddings.com