Your wedding should be a day about you and your partner. Letting others get too involved in the planning process (even if they are paying for it) will only result in a day that doesn’t reflect the two of you. This article has ideas on how you can make your wedding your own, and keep an eye on the budget at the same time.
As you plan your wedding, you must consider the type and amount of alcohol you wish to serve, especially if you’re working with a budget. If you have an open bar that is available for long intervals of time, the bill can run up really hard really fast. Ask the venue you’ve chosen for the reception which options they have available to you, and what the cost would be for each.
Consider making your own bouquet for your wedding. You can pick up flowers at grocery stores for a song and then you can customize your own floral arrangement to match your dress and decor. Look online for instructions on putting a ribbon on the bottom for you to hold onto.
On the day of the wedding, make sure that you show your parents and the parents of your future husband or wife a lot of attention. This is their big day too, as they are finally getting to see the child they love so much get married after many years of waiting.
When planning the theme for your wedding, take into consideration the types of people who are going to be attending. Everything should be appropriate as you should understand that there are probably going to be elders at your wedding. Catering to everyone’s interests is the best way to get great results.
A beach wedding can be awesome, but ensure you have the proper footwear to make it through uninjured. You can find beautiful bedazzled bridal flip flops which will be far more comfortable for you on the sand while being inexpensive and attractive, too. You can keep them and reuse them to remember your special day!
Practice before a mirror for your walk down the aisle. Should you be worried about a mishap, consider some nice flats. Losing the allure of heels will pay off if it saves you from taking a nasty spill.
Instead of having rice thrown at your wedding, you may want to consider getting confetti instead. Rice is messy and can get caught in undesirable places on your body. Also, rice is more expensive and more difficult to clean up. You can buy confetti at any discount or party store.
When choosing a venue for your wedding reception, check to see if the lighting is able to be dimmed. You will probably want to lower the lights for your first dance, but have brighter lights during most of the reception. Inquire about details, such as lighting, before you decide on a reception venue.
If you find yourself getting stressed in the process of planning your impending nuptials, consider taking some time away from the process for a bit of rest and relaxation. A day at the beach for the bride and groom or a day spent doing something you enjoy can help replenish you.
If you choose a ceremony or reception site that is outdoors, opt for natural elements that will not clash with the setting. This means a focus on materials like aged wood, tea-stained ornate lace and embroidery, and flowers. Emphasize sprigs and blooms like prairie grasses, wheat chaffs, and colorful wildflowers in imperfectly arranged bouquets.
If the wedding couple have very different cultural backgrounds, use a wedding ceremony from one tradition and have a reception and feast honoring the culture of the other half of the couple. This creates a memorable and intriguing contrast that is sure to satisfy family traditions on both the bride and groom’s sides.
When you are making plans for a destination wedding, take the needs of your guests into account. You may have guests who will make vacation plans around this day and they should have adequate time to prepare. Try to send out invitations roughly eight months ahead of time to let them make the appropriate arrangements for work and family.
If you are traveling abroad for your wedding, consider hiring a local wedding planner. A good wedding planner in your country of choice can make the difference between your greatest memories and your worst nightmares. With the planner at your side you can overcome language barriers, service mishaps and any multitude of wedding day chaos that would ruin the day.
When taking dance lessons for your first dance, do not get fixated on learning a routine. It may be tempting at first, but when you will actually get out on the dance floor you will be counting steps which will in turn make you look a bit robotic. So try to learn how to lead and follow instead.
If you are the bride at the wedding, make sure that everything is how you want it. If you settle for less than what you want you will most likely not be pleased and not have the perfect day that you have dreamed about since you were a little girl.
To save money on your wedding photographer, consider hiring a student. Someone who is just learning the trade might charge you significantly less, or even provide services for free. The benefit to them is that they build their portfolio. The benefit to you comes in the cost savings.
When you are visiting places that you are going to have your reception make sure you have a check list of questions you would like to ask. You may want to ask how many people it can comfortably seat and also how late you can stay there the night of your reception.
There is no way to completely get rid of that stressful feeling from planning a wedding. You can, however, take control making sure that you are getting what you want and your partner wants without offending everyone who is trying to help. Use the advice here to make all of these things a reality.