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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Top Priority for Brides ~ Prioritize

Filed under: Guest Authors,Setting Priorites — Larry James @ 7:30 am
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Shelly Stone, Guest Author

You and your fiancee have your collection of ideas and inspiration, you know what each of you wants so now it’s time to start putting these things in order and making your fantasies a reality!

PrioritizeThe first thing you’ll want to make sure of is that you don’t lose any of these ideas. Create a binder to keep notes, all your fun ideas and, later, all of your vendor contact information and contracts, timelines and other important paperwork. Everything should be readily available to you. Not only will this help you mentally, it will also keep you organized which will help you to feel cool, calm and collected.

This is also the step where you will prioritize all of your ideas to prepare to act upon them. This is necessary to make sure you, and your wedding dreams, don’t get lost in the whirlwind of wedding planning. Prioritizing the fruits of your brainstorming session can be simplified into three categories: non-negotiable, negotiable, and neutral.

Non-negotiable: These are the things that you WILL NOT change… no matter what! This is the areas for the “must haves” only. Example: your great-grandmother’s knife and server set that has been used in your great-grandmother’s, grandmother’s and mother’s wedding. This is non-negotiable!!

Negotiable: This is for the things that you want but are willing to forgo. Example: you really want to have Cold Stone creamery available to serve with your cake. You realize this may be quite expensive and are willing to give it up if it means you can have the ice sculpture for your shrimp appetizers.

Neutral: Here are the things that you are more impartial to. You would like to have these items, but won’t miss them if you don’t. Example: You really don’t care what wines are served at dinner…


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