There are few moments more memorable for a romantic couple than that when they became engaged. However, wedding planning can be stressful and not very romantic. Here are a few suggestions for the couples who wish to make the planning of their wedding as enjoyable as their actual wedding.
When planning a wedding, alcohol needs to be a consideration as to what type you want to serve, as well as what the costs are going to be. If there’s a bar that’s open, it can be expensive, especially the longer it’s open. Ask the venue you’ve chosen for the reception which options they have available to you, and what the cost would be for each.
You can use the property of someone you know for your wedding. If someone you know owns a large piece of property, like a farm or a place with a large backyard, you can cut down a major cost. Offer to pay people to come into the place ahead of time to do some cleaning and then after the event, and that will be the only costs.
Your vows are very important for a very momentous occasion so make sure you take time to write them to perfection. Marriage is supposed to mean the rest of your life, including both ups and downs. Of course, the most important thing for vows to convey is your love for your partner.
Don’t rent a reception venue that has little room for dancing. There are few things that can suck the fun out a reception like not having the room to bust a move can, so do what you need to do to give you and your friends the space you need to boogie!
Don’t make guests wait around while taking pictures. Have pictures of the couple and groomsmen in advance. The pictures for the bride, groom and immediately family can also be done in advance.
If you have a destination wedding, offer a basket full of goodies delivered to guests in their rooms. Useful things that you may include are local attraction pamphlets, a hat, sunglasses, tourist map, and a disposable camera. You could also toss in a few suggestions for local eateries and cafes.
When planning out your table situation at your wedding, make sure that each table has an even number of people sitting at it. Another thing to consider when arranging your table seating is the age of the people at the table. Try to group the same aged people at each table.
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. Include relevant information about the rehearsal dinner, reception and so on, so that each person knows where to be.
Don’t take your dress home right after buying it. This will reduce the chance that it becomes stained or wrinkled. If you keep it at the shop until the big day, it will ensure it is in pristine condition when you wear it.
A piece of fabric that matches your cake can be placed on a table and function as the focal point. You can use solids, patters, silk, velvet or satin to tie the elements all together.
If you would like a relative or a friend to perform your wedding ceremony, you can ask that person to become ordained via an online program. This will give your loved one an important roll in the ceremony, while also saving you a bit of money. But do not mar this important day by breaking the law; verify that it is permitted in your region.
If the wedding couple both like to travel they can use decorations that portray that interest. Save-the-date notices and invitations are available in styles that resemble passports, boarding passes or vintage postcards. Vintage luggage, post cards and vacation photos can be part of your wedding decor.
A fusion menu with a few traditional dishes is a good choice. Add a little twist with ethnic drinks, desserts or wedding favors that are edible.
Tell the caterer that the reception is outdoors. Some foods do not last in the heat, or may not stay on plates if it’s too windy. One way to address the wind issue is to use decorative covers for the dishes. Regardless, make sure you have access to a fridge or a large amount of ice for cooling drinks.
Be sure you consider how to take care of the guests and their method of travel when a destination wedding is being planned. Some of your guests may plan a vacation around your big day, so be sure they have enough time to make preparations. About eight months before your wedding, send out invitations to allow ample time for travel arrangements.
Do some functions as a group on your wedding day. Don’t just have everyone standing idly by, include them in fun activities to break the ice and occupy them. There can be a variety different games or contests that your guests could take part in. When your guests enjoy themselves and socialize with everyone else at the event, they are more likely to have fond memories of your wedding.
Always do your homework on a band or DJ you are thinking of hiring for your wedding. Require references before you hire them. When you set a date, confirm the agreement. You don’t want to wind up without music at your reception!
Wedding dresses can expose areas of the skin that become immediately noticeable to those around you, like the back. For this reason you want to ensure that tan-lines are not going to draw attention. Tan lines can cause distraction with your dress.
If a couple implements these tips in the planning of their wedding, they are likely to find that it deepens their relationship. Planning your wedding together is an excellent introduction to marriage. After all, you’ll have to make many decisions together throughout the course of your married life. Hopefully these tips can help plan your wedding and prepare you for a lifetime of working together happily.