Weddings are magical since two people that love each other come together to decide that they want to stay together forever. All too quickly a nightmare is born. With the right advice and knowledge though, you can avoid a nightmare and have the wedding of your dreams.
Practice your walk down the aisle many times on the days leading up to the wedding. Also, practice it at the wedding venue in the shoes you plan on wearing. This will ensure you’re graceful and confident when the time comes.
Bear in mind the cost of the alcohol that you will be serving at your wedding, and try to find one that is cost efficient. Open bars are typically very expensive, especially when they are open for long time-periods. Check with your venue to find out the alcohol options they have for you to choose from.
Purchasing your gown on the Internet can save you thousands of dollars, but it’s important to buy early so you’ll have time to alter it before the big day. Sometimes a gown can cost as little as a hundred dollars; however, you might spend twice that amount to have it altered to fit. Budget in this additional cost.
Select ethnic catering for a truly memorable event. Steak and chicken are both overrated, not to mention boring. Weddings are known for being unique and your reception should offer a variety of foods to satisfy everyone.
It is obvious that that most important aspect to think about in a marriage is the one whom you will marry. Marriage will change your life, and the decision to wed should never be taken lightly. Think hard about this person and what things in your life you can’t do without, as well as the things that will drive you up the wall.
Before hiring someone to do your makeup, examine their previous work to be sure it suits your preferred look. Is this style of makeup suitable for you? Be sure that it is exactly what you want. You don’t want to find out an hour before the ceremony that your makeup artist has a look planned that you hate.
Take the time to think about what you want to say in your vows since these words mean so much and will heard by all of your guests. Understand that marriage is a very strong commitment that requires the both of you to make sacrifices. Of course, the most important thing for vows to convey is your love for your partner.
Try to plan your reception for the afternoon. Doing this, people will likely drink far less alcohol and keep your bar tab lighter. Post-lunch receptions usually cost less, too. The money saved here can be used elsewhere.
Make sure the lights at your reception venue have dimmer switches. This may seem minor, but lighting is important to setting the mood and dimmed lights are preferable for your first dance. Ask the folks running your venue if you have that option.
When you plan out tables at the wedding, be sure that there’s even numbers of guests sitting at them. Try grouping tables by age groups so that they can talk about similar things.
Maintain an online event itinerary for all your wedding guests, so they know the exact day and time everything is scheduled. Make sure you tell everyone where they will be needed, for instance at the rehearsal.
If you want your colorful wedding cake as the focal point of your reception, present it on a coordinating fabric tablecloth. A pretty tablecloth made of textured fabric, velvet, shiny satin or a lace that matches the wedding dress are all nice choices.
If one of your friends or relatives becomes ordained over the Internet, he or she can preside over your wedding ceremony. This can make your ceremony more personal, and can save you on an officiant. Before committing to this plan, check your local ordinances to make sure that it is not against the law in your area.
Try Craigslist for finding local talent to help you with your wedding. Be sure you meet up with them in person, safely, before you pay them any money.
For a wedding couple who especially enjoy travel, look for opportunities to work travel-inspired elements into the wedding decor. Save-the-date notices and invitations are available in styles that resemble passports, boarding passes or vintage postcards. Prop open a leather vintage suitcase and display family photos, wedding programs and party favors.
This advice will be so helpful as you plan your big day. It is important for your wedding day to be wonderful. Though it is not easy to plan a wedding, the article above will help.
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.
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