Weddings are beautiful and can be fun, but they also require lots of planning and hard work. Those last few weeks the stress can really build. With good planning though, you can have confidence that everything will all work out, even though there may only be a couple small things that go wrong. Below are a few tips to help you plan this huge event.
Whenever it is possible, try to get several services from the same company. They will often give you discounts if you get more things from them. It is very common to rent all furniture from the same place that you get your catering in order to save a little bit of money.
Be sure to have many drink options available at your wedding. Not everyone enjoys the same things and will be happier with a large selection to choose what type of drink they would like. When there is alcohol being consumed, be sure to keep hydrating drinks available, such as lemonade and tea.
Only invite people to your wedding who matter to you. It isn’t meant to be a show of wealth or reputation. It is a day for you to share with the person you plan on spending the rest of your life with. Keep your list limited to anyone who you would want to see in the photos you’ll be looking at for the rest of your life.
You can use pastel and brightly colored lightweight tissue paper to create oversize buds and blooms for your wedding ceremony and reception site. Instead of using ribbon or twine, use clear nylon thread or fishing line to attach each bloom to the ceiling or door frame. The flowers will appear to float above the heads of guests and are both affordable and easy to construct.
Give your husband-to-be, some cuff links and a tie clip on the morning of your wedding, so he can match your jewelry. It looks great in photos, when there is a splash of sparkle and color on both of you and it will be very meaningful for him to know that you were thinking of him on your big day.
Go to several different shops when you are looking for your dream wedding gown. Although you find one that you think is just what you are looking for at one place, there may be an even better one for a better price somewhere else! It is always better to be safe than sorry!
Get the most from your wedding planner by doing your homework prior to your first meeting. Follow the lead of fashion designers and stylists who create “look books” and mood boards comprised of fabric swatches, imagery and other inspirational tidbits that can serve as a starting point for the finished product. You can include magazine clippings, photographs or even song lyrics to communicate your vision to your planner.
Brides can treat members of the wedding party with handmade fashion emergency kits as a way of saying “thank you” to their bridesmaids and maid of honor. Include quick fixes like heel cushions, fashion tape, bobby pins, and strap strips for strappy heels, sandals, and pumps. Your bridesmaids will be able to strut down the aisle in comfort and style.
If you would like to have a dramatic wedding, consider asking guests to wear hues of a certain color to your wedding. If you want to wear a dress that is not a traditional bride’s white, ask your guests to wear black and white. This way your unique bridal dress will pop in the crowd.
If you are on a budget for your wedding, consider purchasing a dress that is not marketed as a bridal dress. There are a lot of white dresses available that are beautiful and do not cost nearly as much as a wedding gown. Check out prom dresses or look to consignment stores and samples sales to find the dress of your dreams.
The most important part of the wedding is the marriage and that means the two people getting married should be very sure to marry the right person. No matter how well you think you know someone, life can get complicated at times and you want to become closer at those times rather than allow circumstances to separate you. Hopefully with the tips above your special wedding day will come and go with ease and leave wonderful memories that last a lifetime.