Unless you have a professional chef and a financial planner at your disposal, you need help planning your wedding! From the food, the expenses and the entertainment to a million other details, there is so much to do. Do yourself a favor and read on for some fabulous advice on making your wedding easier, less stressful and of course, one unforgettable party!
At your bridal party, try to make things as fun as possible with the people that you love. Have manicures and pedicures done to reward the people who made the biggest impact in your life. This will help to keep things casual as well, so that the mood is set for the party.
To save money, choose a date that is not when most people typically get married. Most weddings are between June and August. You can expect to pay more if you schedule your wedding during this time. If you must book a space in these months, be certain to book way ahead of time to get a reasonable deal.
When you’re planning on who to give the speeches at your wedding, have them rehearse the things they would say in front of you so you can determine if everything they say will be appropriate. Remember that there may be older people at your wedding as well as young ones, and jokes must be appropriate for all members of your audience.
An excellent way to save money on your wedding is not paying for a photographer. That doesn’t mean you can’t have video and still photos, it just means you need to be creative! Ask the best photographer in your family to do the photography for you, and then drop some hints that it would be great to get a photo album as a wedding gift. It worked for me!
Keep your flowers simple to avoid higher prices. If you can get by with just an arrangement of flowers rather than an elaborate piece that is designed by the florist, then you will alleviate one of the greater costs of the flowers. The arrangement is half of the cost.
If you’re on a tight budget for your wedding, ask your family if they can help supply the flatware and plates for the tables at your reception. You can match only the items on a single table as most people won’t be looking at what is on the other tables around them. Most people won’t even notice! The best part is that you can send the dirty dishes home with them for cleaning, saving you additional cost for the extra time at your venue.
One of the most awkward moments at a wedding can be the bouquet toss. If women don’t want to get involved they shouldn’t be pressured to, so let the DJ know not to say anything to upset the guests. Take a poll before the wedding to see if anyone is really interested in participating and if not, skip it!
When you are going to get married, try to book your wedding venue at least a few months in advance. If you wait until last minute, the venue may not have any openings and you will have to scramble to find a place that will host your wedding reception on short notice.
Hopefully you have learned a few things to take a bit of the burden of wedding planning off of your shoulders. As hectic and involved as your wedding will be, remember it is also supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life! Plan and prepare with the help of the advice in this article and also be sure to schedule as much fun, laughter and romance as you can!