Unfortunately, many people experience too much stress during wedding planning to enjoy what should be one of the happiest times of their life. Read on to find some tips which should make the process of planning a wedding far more enjoyable and easy to accomplish.
Consider your different options to find the right type of alcohol for your wedding. Open bar is the most expensive option, and the longer the bar is open, the more expensive it becomes. Ask the venue you’ve chosen for the reception which options they have available to you, and what the cost would be for each.
Personalize the wedding so that it reflects your personalities, and that of your relationship. Choose a theme that matches your time together!
If the idea of a thousand-dollar, thousand-calorie wedding cake leaves you with cold feet, contact local boutiques and specialty bakeries and ask about smaller, individual-sized portions. Some specialty bakeries also ship fresh, low-cal cupcakes and healthy fare, like gluten-free options if you so desire.
You can embellish your bouquet with tiny crystals, rhinestones or perhaps diamonds if you can afford to. You can accomplish this by including some heat-fixed or adhesive crystals, some costume jewelry or an heirloom that is treasured. To ensure that it coordinates with the rest of your ensemble, be consistent in terms of sparkling colors, cut, and size of the stones.
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 help you to gather the family and get the perfect photo.
“Destination” wedding guests will appreciate a thoughtful gift of vacation items awaiting them in their rooms. You can include tidbits like tourist maps, sunglasses, novelty towels or even information on nearby attractions. Another nice gesture is to include a restaurant guide, since people do need to eat after all.
Noon is the best time for a reception. You will find that people are not so ready to drink heavily during the day, which will cut back on the costs of an open bar. Lunch receptions tend to be cheaper than dinner ones because of a possible lower need for alcohol. That money can then be used for other wedding expenses.
If you have a large wedding cake decorated in brightly colored icing that has its own stand, consider placing the stand on some color-coordinated fabric to create a stunning focal piece. Good options include designer prints, novelty fabrics or special occasion fabrics like satin, velvet or silk.
Having a friend or relative become ordained online can allow them to officiate your wedding. Not only will this save you money by not needing to hire an officiant, it will add a nice personal touch to the ceremony. Make sure to check with the local officials first to see if it’s legal in the area.
Part of the wedding tradition is to wear “something borrowed,” so don’t hesitate to borrow jewelry from a friend. Not only does borrowing jewelry help you perfect your look without spending extra money, but your friend will be honored to contribute to your appearance on your wedding day.
Use the tips provided and you can make your wedding go the way you want it. You should plan ahead of time since your wedding will be the start of your life with someone else.