People who have been a part of a wedding know how stressful the process can be, no matter the size of the wedding. Dealing with the florist, baker, jeweler, tailor and more can really make you want to just get out of dodge. Fortunately, the tips ahead can clear up some of the mystery and help you plan easily and smoothly.
When having an outdoor wedding, the food served can be greatly affected by the weather. If you are planning a wedding during hot weather, ask your caterer if they have experience in serving food when it is hot outside. If the food cannot be kept at the correct temperature, avoid foods that have mayonnaise and any other dishes that will need to be kept cold.
Do not under-eat in an effort to fit into your dress. You may end up being dehydrated and maybe even light-headed. Avoid doing that and fainting before you say your vows! Rather, consider a corset style dress that you can tighten or loosen on your wedding day.
If you don’t think your wedding guests will participate in a traditional part of the wedding, then skip it. If no one likes to dance, especially the bride or groom, then don’t force them to. If you’re only having married women in attendance, don’t have a bouquet toss at all.
If you and your soon-to-be significant other decide to register for gifts, do not forget to indicate on the registry whether or not the two of you are open to gift cards. Some friends and family members prefer to give gift certificates or gift cards in lieu of selected items, but are unsure of the bride and groom’s stance. Including this information can make others aware of your preferences.
Planning a wedding means setting a budget; being successful in your planning means sticking to your budget. It is easy to add a few dollars here and a few dollars there when choosing vendors, venues and assorted wedding needs. A few dollars adds up and can carry you far outside your expected budget. Stick to your budget and you will thank yourself after.
Do not try to please everyone at your wedding. Some guests don’t like chicken, and some family members do not like the type of flowers you like. These things are unimportant in the long run. It is your day and that means making yourself and your future spouse as happy as possible. Sure you can have special meals for special diets; however, it is your day in the sun. Let yourself shine.
The lighting in your venue should be able to be dimmed. This may seem like a trivial detail, but this will allow a romantic, low-light setting for your first dance, while still retaining the bright lights you desire for the remainder of the evening. Before committing to a venue, you will want to ask about this option.
Though the idea may not appeal to you at first, a “like new” wedding dress can really cut your dress budget. Most of the dresses you will find have only been worn once and some sellers require this. You can find and afford much grander options for your dress that you would not have originally considered trying to buy.
If you find yourself getting stressed in the process of planning your impending nuptials, consider taking some time away from the process for a bit of rest and relaxation. A day at the beach for the bride and groom or a day spent doing something you enjoy can help replenish you.
Now that you know more about wedding planning, you should be able to plan a great and memorable ceremony. This advice will prove to be of help, whether you are getting married or a loved one is trying the knot.