It can only be described as the most amazing moment in everyone’s lives when they become a mother or father for the first time. Looking into your new babies eyes is a magical moment that you will remember forever.
Babies grow really quickly and you will be amazed how they grow from a small helpless bundle of joy straight after birth into a toddler really quickly. This is why it is so important to take loads of pictures of your children throughout the early part of their lives.
With most people now owning digital cameras, it is really easy to leave the pictures on your hard drive and not bother printing them off. This is unfortunately one of the negative aspects of digital cameras. Because they are on the computer, we don’t look at them as often as we should and in the worst case scenario and if the computer crashes, you could actually lose all your precious memories.
Your best photos should always be printed and placed in baby photo albums so they can be kept safe. In this way you will be able to look back at them fondly for many years to come.
Once the date and venue are all booked, you need to decide on a wedding reception venue. This involves a lot of research and many days spent visiting the possibilities to see what they can offer you.
It is important to decide what you want from your wedding reception venue. Write down a wish list and as you visit each venue, see if it can provide all of the things you wrote down. Make sure you request a written quote from each venue so that you and your partner can take them all home and discuss them at length.
Some venues will have their own wedding planner who can give you a helping hand with this decision.
The flowers are another important factor to consider fairly early on in the preparations. Sometimes, the flowers can decide the colour scheme for the entire day, so it important to invest enough time in this decision to ensure that you get it right. Visit plenty of florists and ask for their advice on colours and types of flowers.
Now you are ready to start thinking about your wedding invitations and your wedding evening invitations. For this part of the planning, lists are the key. Make a list of who you want at your ceremony and who you would like at the evening reception. Then you are all set to get busy with the biro and start sending out those invitations.
Deciding who will be and who won’t beat your wedding is really difficult. This is especially true if both families are really large. You may have to factor the number of guests you want at the church or reception into the decision process regarding the selection of both these venues.
Most people choose only to have close family at the wedding ceremony and then increase the numbers for the wedding breakfast and then increase them again for the evening reception. It is of course all dependent on your budget regarding the total number of guests you are going to invite.
When you have finally made the difficult decision, it is time to send the wedding invitations. These can be pre-printed so all you have to do is fill in the names of your guests or you could have them printed with the guest names so they look a little more professional. You will then have to wait for your guests to reply.
It can take some time for all your guests to respond. It is usually not the case that they do not care about your invitation, but with us all having busy lives, time can run away with us. If you need to know a little more quickly the number of guests who will be accepting, why not include wedding RSVP cards with your invitations. This will mean your guests will reply more quickly and hence the wedding organisation process can be completed in double quick time.