Weddings are usually a tricky combination of planning, preparation and compromise. There is nothing better than to learn as much as you can about the process in order to prepare yourself effectively. To start you on the path of knowledge, the following suggestions will give you the edge you need to educate yourself in a just short amount of time.
Wedding dresses are notoriously expensive. Look at dresses that aren’t actually classified as wedding dresses. They are usually much less expensive but they can be just as beautiful. A bridesmaid dress could fit your needs and would not be as expensive as an actual wedding dress. You can choose to alter the dress and add your own flair, while still saving plenty of money.
Have your wedding at a friend’s home. Instead of booking a ballroom, try holding your wedding in a backyard or field instead. Tell this person you will pay for pre- and post-cleaning costs.
Ethnic catering can help add spice to your wedding. This will add to the specialness and memories of your reception. Variety makes life exciting and will undoubtedly make your dinner unforgettable!
If you wish to look more stunning on your wedding day but are strapped for cash, consider renting diamonds. At a mere fraction of the cost, you can add that perfect touch of glamour to your wardrobe for the big day.
You don’t need a big, expensive, flashy wedding cake. Talk to your local bakery owner about something smaller, or pre-cut into individual portions. There are boutiques that will bake fresh cupcakes with very few calories specifically for your event, and deliver them. These boutiques also often have healthy options available such as gluten-free, fruit based fillings instead of frosting, and healthier alternative toppings.
When having pictures taken, don’t force guests to wait. These photos should be taken in advance. Pictures with those being wed and their parents should also be taken beforehand if possible.
Give your guests a schedule of events in order for all of your guests, including those from out-of-town, will know what events they should make time for and attend. It is important that you let people know about events, such as the rehearsal they need to attend; this ensures that they show up at the appropriate time, when they’re needed.
Ask a friend to borrow something from them to wear at your wedding ceremony. By doing this, you can get the look that you want and add a special touch to your wedding.
If the couple getting married has a strong love for travel, try to incorporate design elements that reflect this in the planning and decoration process. You can make invitations and save-the-date cards to resemble vintage postcard or boarding pass. Perhaps use an old, leather suitcase as a display case for the programs and families involved in the wedding.
If children will be playing a role in your wedding, you should dress them comfortably. Choose fabrics that are softer and loose-fitting, in order to maintain a high comfort level. If the children are going to be wearing new shoes, make sure they are comfortable, and let them walk around in them a bit so that they can get broken in. You want children to be as comfortable as possible on that day so that they aren’t being distractions by fussing with their clothing.
If you’re planning a wedding outdoors, you better have a plan B in case of any nasty surprises by Mother Nature. Rent a few tents or find a venue that has a hall, as well as a park. Many tent companies also offer planking or other flooring choices for their tents to keep guests feet clean and dry.
If you’re planning on having your reception outdoors, talk to your caterer about appropriate food choices for the event. Certain foods do not do well in extremely warm temperatures; others are not heavy enough to withstand the wind. You may want to tell your caterers to brings some stylish covers to preserve certain dishes. If you can, use a small fridge for keeping drinks cool.
Hopefully, you have received some advice that you can use to have a great wedding day. But just remember that even proper planning doesn’t mean a perfect day, so expect a few surprises and don’t let them ruin your spirit on your wedding day.