TIP! It is a good idea to hear the speeches of those who will be speaking at your wedding so you know that their comments will be appropriate. Wedding guests cover many generations of family and friends, and the humor of newer generations might offend elders.

Are you engaged to be married? This is the perfect place to start. In this article, you will find many tips to make planning your wedding a breeze and to help you throw an event that people will talk about for quite some time!

TIP! Have your wedding at a location owned by friends or family. If you’re friends with someone who owns a large backyard, you can have a cheaper wedding there.

Practice walking down the aisle as much as you can right before the wedding. Do this at your actual wedding site to make sure you’re familiar with the floor there. By doing this, you will not have any issues with obstructions in the floor or nervousness from those watching you during the big moment.

TIP! Ethnic catering can help add spice to your wedding. Chicken, steak and other common choices are overused, so you should go with a unique menu.

When wedding planning, think about what alcohol you want to serve, how you want to serve it, and try to be cost efficient. Open bar is the most expensive option, and the longer the bar is open, the more expensive it becomes. The folks running your venue may have affordable bar services, so be sure and ask them about it.

TIP! Do not starve yourself just to fit into the wedding dress you want. Starving yourself will just dehydrate you and make you feel sick.

DO not select a dress that requires you to go on a starvation diet. You may end up being dehydrated and maybe even light-headed. You want to stay on your feet during the ceremony and reception. Purchase a dress that will hug your curves and fit you well the way you are.

TIP! Your main concern when getting married is, of course, the individual you are going to marry. You should never rush into a marriage just because others are pushing your or because you are caught up in wedding planning.

If you need to look great on your wedding day but money is a bit tight, then considering renting rather than buying any diamonds used in the wedding. This gives you that look you want but won’t cost you a ton so that you can stay within your budget.

TIP! If you wish to appear absolutely beautiful on your wedding day yet you need to control costs, think of renting diamonds. This gives you that dazzling look you are seeking for a fraction of the cost, which allows you to stay well within your budget.

When you are planning your wedding don’t forget that people are going to need to get from your venue back to their hotel. Hiring a bus or shuttle can really help out your guests. Also, this is helpful for those who drank liquor during the event.

TIP! If you feel as though it is wasteful to pay hundreds of dollars for a cake that will have a lot left over, consider a smaller bakery to create a smaller cake that will cost less and be more personal. There are many bakeries that will prepare low-calorie cupcakes for you, or can find ways to cut the calories from a cake.

While you definitely want to provide songs you like to your DJ, you also want to include songs you definitely don’t want to make the list. Maybe you like metal, country, or have a great song that reminds you of someone from the past. Make sure that you inform the man you are marrying too.

TIP! A great gift for your guests at a destination wedding is a basket that you have delivered to their room full of vacation goodies. Include items that will be useful, like a tourist map, disposable camera, sunglasses, a hat, and pamphlets from fun places to visit in the area.

Brides who love fashion will perhaps want to add a dash of sparkle to their bouquet; think rhinestones, Swarovski crystals or even some diamonds. Doing this isn’t difficult. It works with adhesive crystals, costume jewelry, and expensive antique jewelry. Make sure that the stones of your choice coordinate well with your ensemble; have consistency in your arrangement of colors, size and cut.

TIP! If you wish to have a wedding cake that stands out and is a focal point in your reception, you may want to consider a matching piece of fabric. There are many different styles and options, such as various types of fabrics and textures.

Make certain to send an online itinerary to your guests with the events, so they know how they should schedule their day and which part they are looking to attend. Your guests will appreciate knowing where they are expected and at what time; consider making a separate schedule for members of the wedding party.

TIP! The table centerpieces can be expensive and should be artistically pleasing. Instead of purchasing a large centerpiece that will take up the whole table, keep it very simple.

If the happy couple have different backgrounds, both ought to be taken into consideration when planning for the wedding. This means having a ceremony that fits the groom and bride’s culture and at the reception, having decor, food and rituals from both backgrounds. Everyone will be happy with this compromise.

TIP! Honor diversity in the relationship by incorporating traditions from both the bride’s and the groom’s family, including foods, rituals, and decor. Both families will be happy when each person’s culture is taken into consideration.

There is a possibility that the seasonal flowers from your own state are not available at your wedding destination. Call ahead or look online to determine which flowers are available in your destination country during the time your wedding will occur.

TIP! Do not plan a destination wedding without taking the legal requirements of your location into account. No matter the fees, red tape, residency requirements or other issues, your needs must be addressed before you start booking services and hotels for your wedding.

Inform your caterer if you’re going to be having your wedding reception outdoors. Certain foods do not do well in extremely warm temperatures; others are not heavy enough to withstand the wind. There are, however, good covers available to protect the dishes. If necessary, have a small fridge to keep drinks cold.

TIP! Extend the overall aesthetic of your wedding day to all elements of your decor, including your flowers. Some retro themes will have bright color palettes that will require equally bright flowers.

You have all the wedding information – now just pray for great weather! Hopefully you will be able to sit back and relax on your wedding day, and enjoy all of the wonderful planning you accomplished as well as your new spouse.