Everyone wants to find ways to make the complicated parts of life simple. A wedding, a big event in one’s life, is no exception. The thought of doing so can be terrifying. The following tips will simplify things to make them a bit easier for you.
The most critical factor to keep in mind when you are getting married is of course the person you are marrying! Marriage will change your life, and the decision to wed should never be taken lightly. Consider the person and what about them you can’t live without, and also the things about them that might irritate you.
You don’t need a big, expensive, flashy wedding cake. Talk to your local bakery owner about something smaller, or pre-cut into individual portions. Some bakeries can ship lower calorie cupcakes and also offer gluten-free options like no-calorie sweeteners, fruit-filling, and meringue toppings.
Don’t use an overabundance of flowers as table centerpieces for your reception. Most of the time, the flowers are just in the way of your guests. Some people attending your wedding may have pollen allergies, as well. A romantic alternative to floral centerpieces at guest tables is the use of fragrance-free candles.
If your family joins you for a destination wedding, have them join your on your honeymoon as well. Everyone will enjoy a discount for the longer stay, and that will save everybody money. This will help give them a vacation they’ll never forget as well!
Avoid having guests wait while taking the photos. Many of these pictures can be taken before the wedding so that you don’t waste a minute of your reception time. This means that your guests won’t have to wait as long at the reception for you to get there.
Be sure you place an an even numer of guests at each table at your reception. To keep table conversations flowing, group the people you have sitting at the tables by their age.
Even if you picked out and bought your dress, the wedding shop should keep it until your wedding. In this way, you can be certain it will be properly stored and protected from damage. Having it at the shop means it will be unwrinkled for the big day.
Ask someone to borrow an item to wear on your big day. A nice bracelet or necklace will both complete your look, as well as give you “something borrowed” for the day.
Big centerpieces are overpriced and overrated, often taking more from table conversation than they add to it. Even though ornate centerpieces are very pretty, there is beauty in simple designs as well. This will allow people to converse without any distraction, improving the experience for your guests.
Let the kids dress comfortably at your ceremony. Choose fabrics that are soft and have just the right amount of looseness so they don’t cause discomfort. The children’s new shoes should be broken in and comfortable. You want children to be as comfortable as possible on that day so that they aren’t being distractions by fussing with their clothing.
If you aren’t planning a reception meal, choose comfortable furniture for seating instead of tables and chairs. Luxury chaises, lounges and plush sectional seating can encourage your guests to interact with each other. If your seating is soft and comfortable, it’ll be easier for guests to relax, and having plenty of furniture will let you set up several different lounging areas across the site.
If you’re planning on having your reception outdoors, talk to your caterer about appropriate food choices for the event. Hot sunlight and strong winds can damage certain dishes, whilst chilly weather could spoil hot meals. Fancy serving dishes, with covers, might be an option. If needed, you can keep beverages cool in a small fridge.
Do not forget a registry for gifts or to set up online registries. For a pleasant atmosphere, you should make your guests understand that they do not have to bring anything. Give them a lot of options at a lot of different price points. Make sure that you put a lot of thought into your wedding registry.
When selecting a videographer, be certain to interview multiple candidates, and always ask to view sample videos. Be certain to remember to check out the editing and sound that the videographer can provide. While VHS used to be the preferred format for weddings, now you need to get a DVD or even a digital copy of your video. Prioritize the things that are important to you to have in a photographer and make sure your photographer knows about them.
Another way you can save money is on the flowers. You can use something as simple as a ribbon for the flower girl vs a flower wreath. Silk flowers are great because they do not die and have to be thrown away. Silk flowers are not only more affordable, they can be kept forever. You can store them away and use them for another future ceremony.
Start planning ahead of time. You will need 8-12 months in advance for planning. The earlier you get started, the better your wedding will be.
When planning a wedding, be sure to consider the weather. Your guests probably won’t be willing to stay at your outdoor wedding and celebrate, when it’s miserably hot. If your wedding takes place in the winter, no one may stay long, if the day is quite cold. Always remember to accommodate your guests, and provide fans for a summer wedding or portable heaters for a wedding in the cold winter months.
Pay attention to weather reports. For an outdoor wedding, create a “Plan B” since it could rain. Even if you’re thinking that rain isn’t going to happen, it could occur anyways because weather is kind of random. You can be prepared for this by having another place for everyone to go.
It may seem like planning for a wedding is hard no matter what you do, but these tips will help you. The suggestions given are there to help specifically with planning the big day. Hopefully you will be able to use this information as your big day approaches.