Sadly, wedding planning often results in unnecessary stress, when it really should be something fun. Here’s some tips to help make your wedding wonderful.
Remember to consider how you would like the alcohol at your reception served, and how much it will cost. Having an open bar can be very expensive if it stays open for hours. With only a quick question, your venue should be able to provide you with their alcohol serving options.
The wedding dress may be a major expense. Don’t limit yourself to considering dresses that are marketed specifically as wedding gowns. You might find a great bridesmaid dress or simply a classy outfit that you like. Even with some alterations to complete your vision for the dress, it could be less expensive in the end.
Buying wedding gowns online can save you hundreds of dollars, but be sure to do it very early to allow you time to get your gown altered when you receive it. It is also important to realize that alterations can cost quite a bit of money. Don’t forget to add this additional cost into your budget!
When someone is going to talk during your wedding, be sure to have them rehearse what they’re going to say in front of you so that you know what they’re saying is appropriate. Remember that your guests will include people across a wide range of ages, and a joke that younger generations find amusing might be offensive to older guests.
Take the time to think about what you want to say in your vows since these words mean so much and will heard by all of your guests. Be clear about the fact that both parties must make a number of sacrifices and be consistent to the commitment of marriage. Don’t just make a list of promises, however. Your vows are also your opportunity to express your deep love for your partner.
If you have a destination wedding, offer a basket full of goodies delivered to guests in their rooms. This gift basket can include helpful items such as sunscreen, sunglasses, disposable cameras and tourist maps that add a nice touch of flavor to the vacation. One piece that will really make this idea a hit with everyone is to include a restaurant guide so that all your guests are able to find options that they enjoy.
Midday is the best time to have wedding receptions. People don’t tend to overdo it on the alcohol during this time of day, which saves you money on beer. Furthermore, lunch receptions are often less expensive than dinner receptions. This allows you to add more to your menu or use the savings elsewhere.
See if a friend has something they wouldn’t mind letting you wear for your wedding. A nice bracelet or necklace will both complete your look, as well as give you “something borrowed” for the day.
Silk flowers can be a wise and beautiful choice, rather than choosing fresh flowers, which can be more expensive and more likely to have potential problems. You can get these way in advance because they aren’t fresh and then have them on hand and reduce one thing to do right before the big day.
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 could also send out invitations that look like postcards or boarding passes, for instance. A vintage leather suitcase can be propped open to display wedding programs, family photos, or favors.
Follow these tips to ensure that your wedding is a huge success. Your wedding is the beginning of your life with the person you love and will go well if you plan ahead.
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