Few brides and grooms found their wedding planning process to be stress-free. There are many decisions to be made, and having friends or family interfere can make everything harder. In this article, we will share some information to help you plan a wedding sanely.
One thing you need to think about during the wedding planning process is what alcohol will be served, and how much you want to spend on it. Open bars can be expensive and can be more so if they’re open a long time. If holding the wedding at an outside venue, they may have alcohol serving options available that can control costs.
When you decide who you want to give the speeches during the reception, ask them to read them to you so you know they are appropriate. For example, you would want to eliminate any jokes that apply to a very specific group within your guests in order to avoid anyone feeling excluded and to make sure the speech is well-received by all who attend your wedding.
Never go on starvation diets just to fit into a dress. You will want to look nourished and hydrated on your wedding day. Of course, you would not want to pass out as you are saying your vows. Instead, use a removable corset that you can put on or take off as needed.
Flowers look beautiful as centerpieces on the dinner tables, but don’t overdo it. Often, flowers interfere with guests being able to converse across the table. Excessive flowers can also be inconvenient for any allergy sufferers who are attending your wedding. As an alternative to flowers, place non-scented candles on the tables. This will also help to create a romantic ambiance.
If you wish to look more stunning on your wedding day but are strapped for cash, consider renting diamonds. This will allow you to work your aesthetic to your tastes without the hefty price tag.
You will want a dance floor space in the room you rent for the wedding reception. There is little worse than a crammed dance floor, so make sure to move tables and chairs prior to grooving!
Place a full length mirror at that head of the aisle and practice walking toward it. This will help insure a trip-free wedding day. If you fear turning your ankle awkwardly, think about flat heels instead. Footwear that’s not so sexy is preferable to falling on your bottom on your wedding day!
One ideal gift idea for your friends and family joining you for a destination wedding is to consider having a selection of local goodies delivered to the room of each guest. Some useful items to include might be tourist information, sun hats, sunglasses, disposable cameras, maps of the area, sunscreen, and so on. You can also put in a guide to restaurants that are local.
Make a detailed itinerary with directions, so guests know when and where the wedding and reception will be held. Your guests will appreciate knowing where they are expected and at what time; consider making a separate schedule for members of the wedding party.
An ordained relative or friend can step in to officiate your wedding. This ordination can take place quickly and easily online. This will give your loved one an important roll in the ceremony, while also saving you a bit of money. Always consult your local laws to ensure that this is legal, and be sure to get the right paperwork and accreditation in order.
You should probably keep your wedding dress at the store until the last minute. It could get stained or wrinkled in your closet. Keeping it safely at the shop will ensure that it is in pristine condition and ready for your wedding day.
Place your colorful wedding cake on a swatch of fabric that coordinates with the cake. A pretty tablecloth made of textured fabric, velvet, shiny satin or a lace that matches the wedding dress are all nice choices.
You can a choose a menu that combines the best of both families and their culture. Add a twist with ethnic dessert options, drinks, or edible wedding favors.
If it possible for you to afford it, consider having your wedding on a cruise and invite only your closest family and friends. This means you can start your honeymoon immediately. Some cruises also have special wedding rates for those having a wedding and honeymoon on their ship.
Good job for getting to this point. If you don’t fear the planning process at this point, you are probably prepared for a new challenge. You are in control of your wedding. Follow the tips presented here to have a perfect and memorable wedding day.
If you are planning a wedding outside, always make sure that you have a ‘plan b’ in case mother nature does not cooperate. Rent some tents, or choose a venue with indoor shelter in addition to its outdoor setting. You can also install planks on the ground so that your guests do not get mud on their shoes.