Will you marry in the winter, spring, summer or fall? Will there be red roses or white carnations? There are a lot of decisions that have to be made for this special day. Whether you are the one getting married, or the planner, the following tips will help you come up with a great wedding event.
You can use the property of someone you know for your wedding. If you know a person with a large backyard or farm, you can get rid of a huge wedding cost. Pay someone to clean for them before and after your wedding.
Your main concern when getting married is, of course, the individual you are going to marry. There is not need to hurry this important choice. Consider the person and what about them you can’t live without, and also the things about them that might irritate you.
If you will have a makeup artist, make sure that you have seen their previous work and like it. Does their style suit you? Make sure that this is the style you desire. You do not want to be an hour before your wedding with a make up artist who does your make up in a way that you dislike.
Plan your transportation wisely. You definitely want to have transportation for yourself, as well as others in the area, that need to be able to get back and forth. This is a great idea for people who drink.
Make sure that you carefully consider what to include in your vows, as they will be something that your future spouse remembers forever. Marriage requires sacrifices from both sides, keep this in mind as you make the strongest commitment of your life. Don’t just make a list of promises, however. Your vows are also your opportunity to express your deep love for your partner.
Instead of one large, expensive wedding cake, consider serving cupcakes or several small cakes. Many bakeries can provide wedding cupcakes that come in at 100 calories or less per serving. Other healthier options include gluten-free pastries, no-calorie sweeteners, and icing alternatives, such as meringue or fruit spreads.
Your reception location should have a dance floor or room for dancing. There are few things that can suck the fun out a reception like not having the room to bust a move can, so do what you need to do to give you and your friends the space you need to boogie!
Don’t wait until your wedding day to try walking in your shoes and gown. Practice going down the aisle until you feel comfortable. If you don’t wish to risk twisting your ankle, choose stylish flats instead. Not having fancy heels is much easier to deal with than falling on your butt.
If you are going to have a destination wedding, give your guests a basket filled with exotic goodies. Include items that will be useful, like a tourist map, disposable camera, sunglasses, a hat, and pamphlets from fun places to visit in the area. Additionally, you may want to include a local restaurant guide so that your guests know where to eat.
As you decide the seating arrangements for your receptions, strive to have an even number of individuals at each table. If you group your guests together by age, they will have more in common in terms of conversation topics.
A fun way to add a personal touch to your wedding is to ask a friend or family member to officiate the ceremony. This adds a personal touch to your ceremony, and also saves you on the costs of an officiant. Make sure that this is something that is legal where you live.
Take the time to plan all aspects of your wedding, including food, seating, schedules and who is responsible for overseeing each of these, so there won’t be unpleasant surprises. You want all your guests to be excited and engaged.
If you intend to hold your wedding outdoors, devise a contingency plan in case weather or other problems prevent the wedding from going smoothly. Make sure you have some tents installed or a backup hall nearby, in addition to the planned outdoor venue. Many tent companies also offer planking or other flooring choices for their tents to keep guests feet clean and dry.
When starting out with plans for your wedding, create a list of what you want in a prioritized order. Many people feel that flowers are a higher priority than the wedding cake or the guest list isn’t as important as the venue. If you prioritize your wants, you can budget your funds to ensure your wedding is just what you planned.
Ask vendors you’re already using to recommend other services you need. After finding a good photographer, ask for band recommendations. The band may recommend the perfect caterer. This will help you find quality assistance with your wedding through reputable sources.
The bride’s mother and her bridesmaids should assist you in getting ready a long time before you have to put on your dress. All attention should be on you, right before you walk down the aisle. If other members of your wedding party aren’t ready, then they might prevent you from getting ready.
As the bride, you’re not going to want tan lines. Tan lines can cause distraction with your dress.
Hand over parts of your planning and preparations to others. Because you are very emotionally involved with your wedding, you probably want to be a big part in all aspects of everything that needs to be done. The truth is that relaxing a bit and having less stress is worth allowing people who care about your best interests to take over and give a little advice and assistance.
After reading these tips, it’s safe to say that you probably weren’t aware of even half of these ideas. And that’s because no one ever realizes just how much goes into planning a wedding until they’re actually staring at it in the face. A wedding is perhaps the most detail-oriented celebration out there, so be sure that you’re using these tips to help you out.
Onaolapo Adeyemi is a travel and technology writer. If he’s not on tour, you’ll find him in New York with his wife, and pet parrot hanging out at Starbucks.