A wedding should be about two people in love and not about seeing how much money and outrageous details you can cram into one event. The most important factors are you and your partner and those you want to share this day with. This article can help you to focus on the important things for your wedding.
Religion will play a big role not only in your wedding ceremony but in your marriage as a whole. Talk with your partner and their family about their religion and traditions.
The wedding dress may be a major expense. When you go shopping for your wedding dress, think outside the box and look at dresses that are not typically considered wedding dresses. A dress for other occasions, such as holiday parties, can sometimes work for a wedding dress, and will usually cost a lot less. Even if you think you would like to change it in some way, it should be less expensive than if you bought a wedding dress.
Wedding pictures are very important, you can look back at them whenever you want. Have someone highly experienced help you with the pictures if you have the money to afford it. It will be important later in life.
Serve ethnic food at your wedding if you want to spice it up. Chicken and steak have been done to death, so you may want to branch out a little. Your wedding dinner can be very memorable when it includes interesting variety.
Do not go on a crash diet to fit in the dress. Not eating any food can leave you feeling dehydrated and lethargic on your big day. You don’t need to faint during the ceremony. You would do better to choose a dress that has a corset back, as this allows you to adjust the fit with out the need for tailoring.
You want to practice that wedding day aisle walk, especially if you plan to wear heels. Should you be worried about a mishap, consider some nice flats. Not having fancy heels is much easier to deal with than falling on your butt.
Instead of having a single, huge cake baked, set up tiers in the shape of a wedding cake and fill them with delicious cupcakes. Arrangements like these are loved because they offer versatility, convenience and are budget friendly Instead of eating cake off a paper napkin, you can give your guests the option to nab a sweet treat on the way out. A decorative container, such as a takeout box, is far more convenient.
If possible, see if your reception venue offers lighting choices. It may sound insignificant, but you are probably going to want to dim the lights for the first dance and turn them back up for the remainder of the reception. Inquire about details, such as lighting, before you decide on a reception venue.
Don’t pick up your wedding dress until you need it, even if it’s already paid for. Putting it away in a closet could cause it to become wrinkled or even stained. It can be safely kept at the store until you need it and can be freshly steamed when you pick it up.
If you can afford it, consider a cruise ship wedding, inviting only close family and friends. The honeymoon can ensue right after the wedding is over! Call around to different cruise lines to see if any are running wedding specials.
If the couple getting married has a strong love for travel, try to incorporate design elements that reflect this in the planning and decoration process. The printed items, such as invitations and thank you cards, can have the look of old maps or vintage postcards. Family photographs and wedding programs could be displayed inside a propped open vintage leather suitcase.
Seasonal flowers from your region may not be that easy to obtain in dry and cool Mediterranean settings or humid tropical settings. Consult with a florist to see which flowers are in season or most readily available at the time of your wedding.
Weddings are about the people who are getting married, not how much they spend on it. Any event that focuses on love is a beautiful event. Implement these helpful advice and you’ll realize that the people, not the props, are the most important things in a wedding.
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.