Newly Engaged Wedding Planning Questionnaire

25 Mar

Are you newly engaged? Fill out a Simple Questionnaire & Avoid Arguments!

 

When starting to plan a wedding, it’s important to know that you and your fiancé are on the same page. That way you will be able to make decisions independently, when necessary, knowing that it fits into the overall look and feel of the wedding. It will also help you avoid arguments with each other, and give you firm answers to tell those who will question your decisions.

Complete this questionnaire together as a couple, or print out two copies, fill out separately, and then compare your answers (I like this option just to see how close the two are on their answers). Discuss the reasons for your choices with each other; it will help you when making decisions.

I got this wonderful questionnaire  from Nina Callaway on About.com:

Rate the following in order of importance (put a 1 next to the thing that is most important to you, through a 10 next to the thing that is least important to you):

___Food
___Liquor
___Apparel
___Aesthetics/Appearance (flowers, decorations, centerpieces, ambiance)
___Music
___Convenience
___Spirituality
___Photography
___Family and Friends

When I look back on our wedding, I want to most remember: (choose 1)

___How exciting everything was
___How romantic it was
___How beautiful it was
___How proper everything was
___How smoothly and easily everything went
___How happy my parents and family were

Circle two to three words that you want to describe your wedding:

Fun — Romantic — Classic — Unique — Loving — Classy — Tasteful — Glamorous — Elegant — Funky — Casual — Relaxed — Formal — Themed — Well-appointed — Luxurious — Decadent — Old-fashioned — Kitschy — Preppy — Sporty — Morning — Afternoon — Evening — Coordinated — Cute — Solemn — Religious — Secular — Traditional — Other _________________

Even though you may not yet have put together a budget, or know who is contributing to your wedding, select how much you think your wedding should cost: (choose 1)

___Less than $5000
___$5000-$10000
___$10,000-$20,000
___$20,000-$30,000
___$30,000-$50,000
___$50,000-$75,000
___more than $75,000

I want to get married: (choose 1)
___in the spring
___in the summer
___in the fall
___in the winter
___on our anniversary
___on a holiday (Valentine’s Day, New Years, Etc.)
___on my parents’ wedding anniversary
___on another special date _______________

Colors that might make good wedding colors (choose 3 or 4)
Red — Green — Yellow — Blue — Purple — Lilac — Amethyst — Eggplant — Lavender — Wine — Bordeaux — Burgundy — Sky blue — Teal — Royal Blue — Navy — Midnight Blue — Raspberry — Light Pink — Hot Pink — Fuschia — Coral — Magenta — Peach — Tangerine — Apricot — Pumpkin — Orange — Curry — Mustard — Brown — Chocolate Brown — Camel — Tan — Beige — Apple Green — Grass Green — Kelly Green — Mint Green — Lime Green — Moss — Sapphire — Deep Aqua — Gold — Silver — White — Black — Bronze — Copper — Cream — Champagne — Vanilla — Marigold — Electric Blue — Neon Yellow — Blue Grey — Grey — Other _____________

Once you have filled it out, use your answers to start planning your wedding. For example, you might use the budget number as a target to discuss with anyone who might help contribute to the wedding. If you both agree that flowers are more important to you than music, for example, you might choose to allocate a greater percentage of your budget to flowers, and save costs on music by having a dj instead of a band.

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