Watching massively popular weddings on TV like William and Kate and the Kardashians can make your planned ceremony seem a little too normal. Nobody wants a plain wedding. This day is supposed to be magnificent…and under budget. Use the tips below to plan a great wedding that you’ll be very proud of.
When you are planning to tie the knot, pick your bridesmaids in advance. This will help you to take away a lot of the pressure that you will face when you are getting married. Make sure that your picks are very personal to you and are key people in your life.
If you will be having an outdoor wedding, consider the costs involved. To save money on your wedding, keep in mind that outdoor weddings may require permits, have party size restrictions, and if you will be allowed to have music. Also, weather conditions could add extra costs to your outdoor wedding plans.
Purchasing your gown on the Internet can save you thousands of dollars, but it’s important to buy early so you’ll have time to alter it before the big day. I spent $100 on the gown I purchased for my wedding, but spent another $200 for altering it. Be sure to work the additional cost for alterations into your overall budget.
Think of an exotic location for your wedding to make it even more fun and memorable! You could hold your ceremony at a ranch and ride a white horse down the aisle, or have it at a wildlife preserve and have an animal bring the rings down the aisle. I wouldn’t recommend choosing a turtle for that job, though!
Don’t get drunk! If you don’t want your guests getting inebriated and making a scene, then you don’t want to behave like that either. Keep your alcohol intake to a minimum so you can actually remember the night you had for the rest of your life and not end up on the nightly news.
As you are planning your wedding and stressing about the cost and details, take some time to talk to some of your recently-married friends, both female and male, to help put things in perspective. Ask what the best and worst aspect of the day was for them, what they wished they had invested more time and money in and what, in retrospect, was a waste of effort. If you can get some feedback from those who have been through it before you, you can save a lot of heartache freaking out about the color of the tissue insert in your invitations and deal with what really matters.
When you and your betrothed start adding items to your wedding registry, don’t be afraid to add things that are over-the-top, expensive, or just a bit elaborate. Focus on choosing items that you can both envision as part of your new shared life together based upon your shared preferences, not the price tags.
Consider purchasing wedding insurance. If you are spending a lot of money on a wedding, then wedding insurance can protect your investment if any problems arise. For example, a supplier going bust or a wedding cancellation due to the bride or groom being ill or injured on the big day.
Adding items to your wedding gift registry can be very overwhelming, especially if you register at a large department store. Do not be afraid to make multiple appointments, rather than trying to build your entire registry in a single day. This approach keeps the process stress-free. Consider building your registry by household area. On one trip, choose kitchen items, then bathroom goods, then items for the bedroom and so on.
Your wedding doesn’t need to make the tabloids or be featured on a dozen different television networks. It only has to stand out as majestic for you and your loved ones. If you can follow the easy and practical wedding tips above, you can make sure that your special day is everything it can be and more.