In your relationship, becoming engaged is one of your most memorable and romantic moments. However, planning your wedding can actually sometimes be much more romantic, and it can also be very stressful. Here are some ideas for couples who want to make planning a wedding, just as enjoyable as the thought of the wedding itself.
If you do not want a traditional wedding cake, consider individual-sized cakes. There are boutiques that will bake fresh cupcakes with very few calories specifically for your event, and deliver them. These boutiques also often have healthy options available such as gluten-free, fruit based fillings instead of frosting, and healthier alternative toppings.
If you’re wanting to have money for other things concerning your wedding, try keeping a tighter budget on the venue by picking a wedding date that’s not necessarily in season. The wedding season runs from May until September. During the wedding season, venues are generally more expensive. If you must book a space in these months, be certain to book way ahead of time to get a reasonable deal.
Don’t use an overabundance of flowers as table centerpieces for your reception. A lot of the time flowers in the middle of the table are an annoyance. You also might want to take into consideration that some guests may be allergic to the pollen in the flowers. Consider placing non scented candles on the table for a romantic look.
Even if your gut tells you otherwise, you should never commit to a wedding photographer without considering several other options. You don’t want to end up with a photographer that you’re not going to be happy with. To find some talented photographers near you, look for reviews online or see if friends or family can recommend anyone.
You can save quite a bit of money by purchasing your wedding dress over the Internet, but make sure to factor in shipping and alteration time when planning when to order. For example, you may purchase your dress for $100, but you need to spend an additional $200 on alterations. Don’t forget to add this additional cost into your budget!
Instead of an expensive wedding cake, get cupcakes or mini-tarts. These arrangements are typically much cheaper and convenient. Guests can even take a cupcake home.
It might be a friend or a family member. All that’s needed is someone who can happily carry your gear during the ceremony and photo sessions. Your assistant can help you round up the family members for the group pictures to make things run even smoother.
Rent diamonds on your wedding day. These can help you look amazing on a budget. You can get the stunning look without spending too much money.
It is a good idea to plan for an even number of guests at each table, since people tend to pair off in conversations. Facilitate conversation by making table arrangements according to age groups.
Give your guests a schedule of events in order for all of your guests, including those from out-of-town, will know what events they should make time for and attend. Make sure you tell everyone where they will be needed, for instance at the rehearsal.
It can be nerve-racking to walk down the aisle with so many people watching you, so make sure to practice before the big day in a full-length mirror. Avoid twisting your ankle as you walk down the aisle by wearing flat, comfortable shoes. Not falling beats wearing sexy shoes.
Use the above advice to make planning your wedding another memorable bonding experience. Planning your wedding together will help you to develop team skills that will also come in handy once you are married. Follow these pieces of advice to not only create a wonderful wedding experience for yourselves, but also to lay the groundwork for a lifetime of cooperation and mutual support.