Planning your wedding can be a big undertaking. What food will you serve? Will the ceremony be outdoors or indoors? How many guests will you have? Thinking about your big day can sometimes feel more nerve-wracking than joyful! If that’s the situation you find yourself in, take a deep breathe, and read on.
Consider making your own bouquet for your wedding. You can pick up flowers at grocery stores for a song and then you can customize your own floral arrangement to match your dress and decor. Look online for instructions on putting a ribbon on the bottom for you to hold onto.
When planning an outdoor wedding, always have a backup plan. Try choosing a venue that has an indoor area available for your wedding if it decides to rain that day. You could also consider having tents just in case you experience bad weather. When using a tent during rain, it is not ideal for when you have heavy rain as the ground beneath the tent will become wet and your guests will have to walk in it.
Go for your dreams at your wedding! If you’ve always wanted to be a famous singer, why not sing a song at your reception? Is your dream to be an actress? Put on your own pantomime! This is your wedding, and it’s a day where nothing you do will be construed as wrong! Go for it!
If you’re really worried about guests at your wedding drinking too much, you can only offer a cash bar. When people are forced to pay for their alcohol, they’re less likely to drink as much. You could also make the bar cash-only, forcing people to go to an ATM if they run out of money which, when your drunk, isn’t easy.
To save money on your wedding, you may want to ask your family or friends to each make a plate of food for the reception. Hiring a caterer can cost a lot of money and half of the time, wedding guests do not like the choices of food a caterer offers.
I was at a wedding last year which seemed more like a circus. Not only did they have the typical events like bouquet tossing and garter removal, but they insisted on playing games throughout the night. Many guests won’t be expecting to have to compete at your reception, nor will they welcome the opportunity. Try to keep entertainment such as this to a minimum.
When you arrive to your reception, make sure to make the rounds to all the tables to greet your guests. By the end of the night you should have spoken with each guest at least twice, so take that into consideration as you plan your events for the evening. Don’t forget to say goodbye as each guests leaves if you can.
Do not spend a fortune on your honeymoon. Nowadays, there are many websites that can help set you up with a honeymoon package that will save you money. Also, if your wedding is in the summer, you may want to consider putting your honeymoon off until winter, when vacation packages are cheaper.
Consider getting married on a weekday. Most wedding venues are much cheaper to hire on weekdays than on weekends, and many venues offer couples specials deals on bar and catering costs if they book their wedding on a weekday. Just make sure that all your important wedding guests can get time off work to attend.
Make good use of all the helpful information available to you on effective wedding planning, and learn from the experiences of others who have come before you. Your wedding is a day to be celebrated and treasured and met with excitement. We wish you a beautiful and joyful day!