Most couples put a huge effort into the planning of their wedding. Before you start planning, take the time to read these essential tips, so that you don’t waste time or money during the planning process.
If you are making the food for your wedding, try shopping at stores like Costco. You’ll get better deals on large quantities of food if you shop wholesale. Think about asking friends to contribute to the food bill.
To add spice to your wedding reception, select a caterer that prepares ethnic foods. Your typical chicken and steak dishes are too common, so why not try some other food choices? Variety should be incorporated into your wedding dinner to make it a memorable experience.
You can add small decorative items to your entire wedding theme. Maybe choose the tiny crystals from your veil to also be sprinkled on the tables. These little details will add up to create one giant aesthetic.
As the bride, you may feel stressed before the big day. Treat your skin right with a great skincare routine. Get a bridal facial that incorporates oatmeal, rosewater, sea salt and a good scrub.
Avoid cluttering tables with too many flowers at your reception. Flowers can be obstructive to guests a lot of the time. There might be a few of your guests that are also allergic to flowers. Think about putting candles that aren’t scented onto the table. This can create a romantic look.
Fashionable and luxury-loving brides can choose to embellish their bouquet with a touch of sparkle; think Swarovski crystals, rhinestones, and even a sprinkle of diamonds. You can accomplish this by including some heat-fixed or adhesive crystals, some costume jewelry or an heirloom that is treasured. To create a cohesive look, be sure that the colors, cut, and the size of any stones you use match or compliment each other.
Your assistant just needs to be someone who is capable of keeping up with all your photographic gear and following along unobtrusively behind you. They can also help you track down family members, and get them together for group photographs.
Think about asking your family if they want to stay for the honeymoon. This saves people money based on hotel discounts for guests that stay longer, and it also helps maximize the fun. Not only do they get to share in your special time, they can create their own memories as well.
During your wedding planning, arrange for even numbers of guests at each table. If you put people of the same age together at tables they will have more to talk about.
Post a schedule of events on your wedding website or send an itinerary with your wedding invitations. This helps out-of-town guests make appropriate travel plans, especially guests who are going to participate in your wedding rehearsal or other events. Your guests will appreciate knowing where they are expected and at what time; consider making a separate schedule for members of the wedding party.
Even if you picked out and bought your dress, the wedding shop should keep it until your wedding. Having it inside of a closet could cause stains or wrinkles. If you keep it at the shop until the big day, it will ensure it is in pristine condition when you wear it.
If you’re giving your guests multiple meal courses, give them sweets to nibble on in between the courses. Why not look for sugar roses that match your wedding theme.
Ask your family and friends if they have any heirloom pieces you could borrow which would match your hairstyle and dress. This helps you save money, look beautiful and will make your wedding day extra special.
Avoid dressing children in clothes that are too stuffy and uncomfortable. Use soft, loose fitting fabrics. Try to make sure their shoes are comfortable, especially if they are new and not yet broken in. Attention to these details will help the children focus on their part in the wedding instead of fussing with their clothing.
Flowers that may be common in your state might not be readily available at your wedding location, due to differences in the climate. Contact professionals near the destination site to find out which blooms are readily available.
Do your homework before meeting your wedding planner. Follow stylists with look books to get better ideas for your wedding. Your project can be made up of photos, clippings and other objects that will help you communicate your ideas to your wedding planner.
The groom must always make sure, prior to the wedding, that he has a tuxedo that fits properly. Model your tuxedo for friends and family members before making a final decision. There may be photographs taken, so look your best at your wedding. This will be an event to remember!
For your bridesmaids, make sure that you already know the gowns they will wear ahead of time before your ask them to join you on your big day. Disagreements over bridesmaid’s gowns have been known to shatter friendships. Pick something affordable that goes with your wedding theme and that all the bridesmaids like. By choosing the dress yourself, you can avoid misunderstandings.
When choosing your wedding decor, consider your wedding’s location. Floral arrangements with lots of components won’t work well if it’s windy out. You may have to have specialized tools and equipment in order to secure your decorations in outdoor venues.
Do you really need to serve a four-course meal at your reception? If you have a large guest list, then you might need to lower the budget in other areas. You can definitely stick to a budget and make everyone happy. If you cannot do this, you may want to limit how many guests can come.
Beware of rainy days. If your wedding is going to be outside, you need to think of what you’re going to do if rain were to happen. Even if the chance of poor weather is small, weather is unpredictable. It is best to be prepared with a site ready as an alternate.
If Las Vegas suits your needs, then by all means go for it. But, if your heart is set on a bigger, more elaborate wedding day, these tips will help you plan for the memorable day.