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A GUIDE TO WEDDING PLANNING SOFTWARE Let’s face it – a wedding is nothing short of a most complex thing to plan. Planning for a wedding is not an easy thing to do – unless you decide to just pay a visit to the register office or make a scheme to run away with your chosen groom. But if you are game for a fairly big, conservative wedding then you would need to keep track of all the functions and ceremonies so that the wedding is done on time. There are quite a few individuals that you will find now who have made it their profession to plan weddings for people. That is how they earn their bread and butter – every day. It is not always possible to hire a person to help you out with your marriage plans, but it is one of the best solutions ahead of a wedding. The rates of a professional planner of weddings could be as high as 10% of the cumulative cost of the marriage. Hence many couples would rather take the planning on themselves than rather spend so much on a planner. The best thing is that today you will get numerous softwares in the market that can help you out without the necessity of a wedding planner. The first thing you would need to see in the software that provides guidelines for a wedding plan is a calendar. A calendar will not just be a feature with which you can check the dates – it’s more than that. The calendar that you will get with the software should help to notify you about important functions. Generally the notification would be accomplished with e-mail alarms. Furthermore, if the cell phone that you carry delivers the service of text-messages, then you can also receive your email notifications on your cell phone itself. This is indeed a great boon of modern technology. In a wedding planning software programme, you should also find a procedure of how to arrange all the different tasks because at the time of wedding there are so many important events happening together, that you must learn how to coordinate them all. After distributing all the invitations for the wedding, you should also be able to know without difficulty who has replied and who is still left. Then again there will be many other tasks to attend to than just the main ceremony. The wedding reception would also demand many definite arrangements to which you must look into. A wedding reception requires proper arrangements for seating, and your software must give you the necessary guidelines. Then there are the gifts. Your family and friends would undoubtedly flourish you with many gifts and you would have to send out thank you notes to all of them. The wedding planning software should be able to accommodate your requirement. Looking into the financial aspect, along with tracking and scheduling, is one of the most important parts of a wedding. It is true that complex stuff like Peach Tree or Quick Books would perhaps make things difficult and on the other hand you should have a firm control over your budgets so that you do not go overboard and after the wedding end up with empty hands. A further benefit that you can derive from such software is that it features custom stationary that you can put to use at the time of your wedding. This is an added advantage since it would save a lot of money that you can put to use somewhere else. A software application that has this element would generally carry templates for guidance for designing invitations or any other item of stationary that you could perhaps need for the wedding. A search engine like Google is also one of the most intelligent methods of finding out software for the planning of a wedding. Here you will come across numerous choices from free to least expensive web based wedding planning services to ready to use software like Smart Wedding that can work on your personal computer. You must know the relative benefits of each service – because free does not always translate into good, and also you should know what you want exactly and how the software can fulfill that need. There are so many of the wedding planning softwares that you would absolutely hit on the right one for you, then your wedding would be an enjoyable experience without much hassle, to look forward to.
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