Most little girls dream of their wedding from a young age. The dress, the venue and the catering, everything has to be just so. The reality is that no matter the size of the budget or the number of the guests, whether it is formal or informal, weddings are a stressful affair. Here are some tips on how to preserve your sanity while organizing for your big day.
If you’ve been asked to photograph a wedding but are new to the job, your most important task it to create a shot list. Ask the couple what kind of photographs they would like you to take and then make a checklist to guide you through the wedding and ease your stress level.
Make sure that if you are going to be traveling out of the country on your honeymoon, to have all of your documents intact, including your passport. This is a stress that you will not need right after your wedding and could put a damper on your honeymoon if something is lost.
An important component to your wedding is the invitations that you send out to your guests. Make sure that you make these as elegant as possible, as you want the invitations to represent how people see you and your future husband. Quality invitations will help to garner respect for your wedding.
Do not let family and friends tell you how your wedding should or shouldn’t be. Many times, people who are getting married let their family influence their decisions and they end up unhappy with the way their big day turned out. If you require help with your wedding, hire a wedding planner.
Add color, texture, and pop to a country or nature-inspired ceremony or reception theme with rustic and vintage containers and decor. Enamel pots, watering cans, and tin washtubs are perfect for displaying wedding programs, favors, or butter mints. Cleaned, tinted jelly jars and terracotta flowerpots make attractive, charming holders for scented tea lights and votive candles.
Create a social media page for your guests to easily RSVP. These online resources are a great way to not only keep up with your guest list, it will also create a source of communication focused on your special day that can build excitement or even allow you to find suggestions in regards to your wedding day needs.
Stick together as much as possible during your day. This wedding is about the two of you joining your lives together. Do not let the pressure of trying to spend time with everyone at the gathering keep you apart. Relax, go with the flow and walk amongst your guests together as a couple and enjoy each other as much as you can in your special moment.
Decorate your wedding with items which represent your hobbies or passions, such as traveling the world. Save-the-date notices and invitations could be created to resemble tickets, boarding passes, or vintage postcards. Prop open a vintage suitcase and display photos, programs, or favors in it.
For example, consider a contemporary fusion menu filled with popular dishes. Make it different by including a selection of ethnic desserts, beverages, or wedding favors that you can eat.
Try to negotiate as much as possible with the vendors that you are using for your wedding. If you do not act persistent, they will not reduce their cost themselves. Try to give your vendors a rich incentive to beat out the competition and earn your business for your wedding.
These ideas should help you to have the day you have always dreamed of. Do try to remember that at the end of the day, the most important thing about a wedding is the act of exchanging your vows with the person you love and every other little detail is that, merely a detail.