The moment of engagement is high on the list of the most highly romantic moments in any relationship. But, the actual planning of that wedding can be a far cry from that romantic memory, and can instead be very stressful. Here are some ideas for couples who want to make planning a wedding, just as enjoyable as the thought of the wedding itself.
It is likely that religious matters will come up from time to time during the course of your marriage. Talking to your partner about his or her religion is important, but talking to the in-laws about their religion is essential, as well.
For more cost-effective weddings, try choosing a date that is atypical to wedding season. Most weddings are between June and August. Wedding venues are more expensive during these months. If you decide to have your wedding during these months, you will get a better deal by booking far ahead of time.
Buying your wedding dress may be expensive. Don’t limit yourself to considering dresses that are marketed specifically as wedding gowns. A Bridesmaid dress can be a good fit, and it doesn’t cost half as much as a wedding dress does. The money you save by choosing a cheaper dress can be used to alter it and add some stylish details.
Photographs capture memories that will last a lifetime. Be certain to hire the best photographer you can to get a clear and touching record of your special day.
While it may seem obvious, remember that who you plan to marry should be the biggest consideration of all! Don’t rush this decision, as it alters your life like no other. Carefully think about that person and the things you cannot live without and the things that might drive you crazy.
If you are looking to dazzle your guests but cannot afford a hit to the wallet, consider renting diamond jewelry. You can get the stunning look without spending too much money.
You can add certain decorative elements into the wedding dÃ©cor in order to personalize. Maybe choose the tiny crystals from your veil to also be sprinkled on the tables. Your wedding day is special and important so you want to put in the effort for even the littlest details.
When choosing a makeup artist, look at their past work. Does their style suit you? They must be able to create the exact type of look you want. Don’t be one of those people who is stuck with makeup they don’t like an hour before they walk down the aisle.
You know to provide the DJ with an idea of all the right music to play, but you should also give a list of all the wrong things he might play. Perhaps it’s heavy metal, or country music, or even a previous lover’s “special song”. Just let him know beforehand so you don’t have any sad moments at your wedding.
Instead of spending a lot of money to get a huge cake for your wedding, think about tiers of sweet, delicious mini-tarts or cupcakes. These are more affordable, versatile, and easily served than a two-story wedding cake. Guests can choose a couple cupcakes when they leave and put them in the embellished takeout containers.
Invite the whole family to the honeymoon when you’re planning a destination wedding. You can get some great deals on hotels if you need group accommodations. Not only will they have a great day to remember, but also a great vacation too.
Table centerpieces for your wedding can be very costly, both financially and in terms of aesthetics. Use a small, simple center piece instead of a large one that takes up a lot of table space. This way, your guests are able to talk among themselves a lot easier, without having to try to do so through foliage.
As a first step of planning your wedding day, make a list of all the things you want in order of priority. Flowers are usually one of the most important parts of a wedding, and the cake and venue are usually up near the top, too. Prioritizing your wants can ensure that you don’t step over your allotted budget and still have the wedding day of your dreams.
In order to keep the bride happy and stress free on her wedding day, you should make certain that the quality of the wedding meets her standards. If she is unhappy and has a poor wedding, she won’t let everyone else live it down. Be sure to get the bride’s approval for all major arrangements well in advance of the big day to avoid last-minute meltdowns.
Write your wedding vows. You can, of course, say the traditional words, but make it special. Composing your own wedding vows makes this ceremony more meaningful and romantic, improving the intimacy between you. By all means, look for inspiration in different places, but make the words your own.
Finding alternatives for flower arrangements can help you save lots of money on your big day. For instance, have your flower girl carry ribbon instead of flowers. Instead of decorating with real flowers, try silk ones. In addition to saving money, silk flowers can be saved forever. You will also be able to move the flowers to different places.
If you and your fiance can keep the focus on your priorities, then you will have an easier time with planning your wedding and may even enjoy it. Learning how to make plans for a wedding together can be part of the foundation in planning your marriage and life together. The tips given here can help you as a couple, both in planning your ideal wedding and in building a marriage that doesn’t lose its romance.
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.