It can be quite stressful to plan a wedding; however, optimism can really help lighten the load. By learning as much as you can in advance of planning, you will save a lot of time and energy. 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.
If you decide to handle the food for your wedding, Costco and other wholesale stores are the way to go. When shopping wholesale, you can get large amounts of food for cheaper than you could if you did not wholesale shop. Ask friends to help on food, too.
You won’t get a second chance to get your wedding pictures right, so make sure these memories are recorded the right way. Choose to hire a professional who can photograph your day in a way that is going to document all of your special moments, even if it means spending a little extra.
If you want to have an unusual and interesting wedding reception, select a catering group that offers ethnic flair. Use lots of different foods rather than the more traditional chicken and steak. Weddings are known for being unique and your reception should offer a variety of foods to satisfy everyone.
One way to look gorgeous on your wedding day without going over-budget is to rent your diamond jewelry! By renting jewelry instead of buying, you can get the look that you dreamed of for your wedding day without having to spend thousands of dollars.
Order small individual portions of cake from a local bakery if the thought of spending the equivalent of your honeymoon on your cake does not appeal to you. There are some bakers who are able to prepare elegant cupcakes that contain less than 100 calories each. They can also use healthy ingredients like fruit fillings, no-calorie sweeteners, and even meringue toppings.
While it’s important to provide your wedding DJ with a list of songs you love and wish to be played at your reception, it’s equally as important to let him know what you DON’T like. Maybe you loved a song once but no longer do. No matter what, you must make sure he knows what music to avoid.
If you are hosting a destination wedding, your guests may appreciate receiving a basket of vacation goodies in their room on their arrival. You will want to include useful items such as a disposable camera, tourist map that shows fun places in the local area, sunglasses and a hat. You may also want to include a guide for the restaurants in the area so they can choose where they prefer to eat.
When you are planning table seating, try to set guests in pairs, so you can ensure every table has an even number of those sitting at it. Also group tables by age, to help them find things to talk about.
Even if you picked out and bought your dress, the wedding shop should keep it until your wedding. When you put it in your personal closet, it may get stained or wrinkled. Keeping it safely at the shop will ensure that it is in pristine condition and ready for your wedding day.
Part of the wedding tradition is to wear “something borrowed,” so don’t hesitate to borrow jewelry from a friend. You will look your best while creating a close connection with your friends.
Finely crafted flowers made of silk can be a good selection for some of your needs, such as table centerpieces. Because they’re synthetic, you don’t have to wait until the last minute to purchase them, eliminating your concerns about floral arrangements on your wedding day.
Research your wedding planner in advance. Consider creating a scrap book of appealing fabric swatches and wedding images that represent the look that you are going for. You can even clip articles, photos, and song lyrics in order convey your vision to the wedding planner.
If you are planning to hold your reception outdoors, it is important to inform your caterer. Some foods do not last in the heat, or may not stay on plates if it’s too windy. You could use covered chafing dishes, or keep the food inside a tent. If necessary, have a small fridge to keep drinks cold.
Carry all your wedding’s aesthetics to every element of the decor, including the flowers. Vintage themes will help spice your ceremony up. Try pink peonies or bright daisies to spice things up.
A true photographer captures priceless memories and doesn’t just take random pictures. As you interview your photographers, find out how they think the day should go. Question how they envision the wedding day flowing. This will give you a better idea of how they approach work and you will know what to expect from them.
Always take into consideration whether or not you want children invited to your wedding. Not having kids can actually save you a lot of frustration. However, a lot of your guests might not be able to attend because they are unable to find childcare.
Do your research on the band or DJ you want to hire. Be sure to ask for references, and contact those before hiring anyone. Before hiring a DJ or band, be sure that the date of the wedding is set in stone. Further, there should always be a signed contract. In this way, you can be sure your wedding music will not ruin your day!
You don’t have to have a traditional wedding if that isn’t what you desire! Be appreciative of their love and interest, but be firm, if you know their ideas go against what you and your fiance have planned together. By doing this you can reminisce on your wedding without feeling any regrets.
Hopefully, with all of the tips you just learned, you can not only make your wedding day go the way you want it to, but you’ve also learned some great to-do tips for your wedding as well. Stay positive and joyous for your wedding day.