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Planning Your Wedding Using Your PC
by Tony Valentine & Edward Price

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In today's technology driven world we perform numerous tasks on-line that used to be accomplished by driving to the store or by phone or by mail. Think about it, the PC has become an invaluable tool for the consumer to make educated purchasing decisions and to save valuable time and gasoline by doing your shopping from home. Whether it's buying a toy for your child, gardening supplies, gettting that wanted recipe, checking movie schedules, getting the current news or weather or to compare products & prices the ease of doing business-by-web is extremely popular.

Well, this trend has now carried over to wedding planning. In today's world a bride can literally plan their entire event with a few clicks of their mouse.

They can select the passages for their readings, wording for their invitations, wedding gown, bridesmaids gowns, tuxedos, limousines, flowers, caterer, DJ, band and any other needed service from the comfort of their home or office.

Certainly some items require a visit to the shop or office such as wedding gown alterations and tuxedo fittings. However a great deal of the time and effort in selecting the particular vendor you are comfortable working with, the styles and colors of gowns and tuxes, the types of invitations are all at your fingertips in the on-line world.

Honeymoon planning and savings on sites such as www.travelocity.com or www.priceline.com can be readily accessed as well.

Don't forget a cruise as a great option for your honeymoon. Oftentimes cruising can save you considerable money, as there is no need to budget for a hotel or meals. A good source of information about the top cruise lines can be found at www.cruisefantasies.com.

Selecting a Disc Jockey is made easy & simple by a quick visit to www.findyourdj.com where a few clicks can provide the happy couple with professional DJ's in their area. You can also find a multitude of wedding vendors here such as photographers, videographers and other professional services.

Limousines are readily available by checking the National Limousine Association's web site at www.limo.org.

An excellent portal for concise information for your wedding needs is www.todays-weddings.com.

The Association of Bridal Consultants is an excellent choice for brides that want an increased level of personal attention for their wedding (www.bridalassn.com).

Some think shopping via a computer screen is an impersonal experience, but it can be as personal as you want it to be. You may consult with your vendors via e-mail, or choose to contact them directly by phone via their number on their site.

Also available to the bride and groom-to-be are also wedding newsgroups that offer advice from wedding professionals as well as from brides and grooms themselves. Two of these newsgroups are alt.wedding and soc.couples.wedding.

Not only is the net a tool for the bride and groom it can be of great to the guests as well. Many brides choose a wedding gift registry on-line, which enables guests across the country to select and purchase wedding presents that are appropriate and to the brides liking.

The bestman can have his toast written for him at sites such as www.speeches.com.

Keep an eye out for contests and give-aways, but be cautious. You might be added to a listing where you may get bombarded with emails or direct mailings to your home. Most companies have become well aware of this personal intrusion and avoid sending spam emails that inevitably offend and irritate the bride.

Have a great time planning your wedding day. Make it a unique experience by utilizing the free services offered by the companies on the world wide web.



The authors of this article are available to assist you with advice free of charge by email at vals@direcpc.com or by phone at 800-540-3543


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