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How to plan your long distance wedding

14 December 2010

So you live here and your wedding will take place there.  How can you be sure that everything goes according to plan?

* Trawl the internet for inspiration.  Save websites to your favourites, makes lists and collect ideas.

* Keep a file (preferably two, one on your computer and one in a note/scrapbook) with all the relevant items you’ll need for your event i.e. flowers, catering, material samples, stationery, include photos and keep all receipts and invoices.  Always write down in a notebook topics of phone conversations, vendors consulted and the any correspondence so that you have a register of when and with who you exchanged transactions.

* Request vendors send samples of brochures and previous work.

* Get friends and relatives that live near the place where you wish to get married, to help out with menu tastings and standing in for vendor meetings etc.

* Send precise images of what you want to the florist.  It can be done by e-mail (note that colours differ from monitor to monitor) or directly by mail.  Send photos with examples of flowers or floral arrangements exactly like you want.  You can cut out pictures from magazines or photograph the flowers you want.

* If you are only able to physically meet your celebrant/officiant on your wedding day, ask for a script of the ceremony well in advance so you can negotiate changes if you wish.

Above all else, stay on top of everything by remaining calm and having fun with your planning.

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