Planning your wedding is no small task, so people often get lost in all the details when trying to make things memorable and enjoyable. Keep reading for some tips on how to make this job easier on yourself. It is much easier than you think.
Your wedding dress could be one of the most expensive items included in your wedding, but there are ways to save money on this purchase. There are often prom dress or bridesmaids dresses available that can turn out to be a beautiful choice for a wedding dress. A bridesmaid dress may fit the bill and be much cheaper than a wedding dress. Even after some alterations to spruce it up, it can still prove a more affordable alternative to a dress that says wedding on the label.
Online wedding gown purchases can be easy on your wallet, but give yourself enough time for alterations as needed. For example, you may purchase your dress for $100, but you need to spend an additional $200 on alterations. Make sure the additional costs are allowed for in the budget.
Personalize the wedding so that it reflects your personalities, and that of your relationship. Pick a theme that relates to who you are as a couple!
To add spice to your wedding reception, select a caterer that prepares ethnic foods. Steak or chicken are over-served and boring, so why not include a variety of food in your food choices? Variety will give your guests something to remember.
One thing to think over during a wedding would be the transportation. You should have taxis and limos to take people home when it’s over. This is the right thing to do if you’re serving alcohol at your reception.
If you’re one of the many people who don’t want to spend upward of a thousand dollars on a fat-and-sugar-laden wedding cake, check with local bakeries for lighter, individual-sized wedding pastry suggestions. You may be able to find a bakery willing to provide freshly-baked cupcakes that are low-calorie and available in healthier options for family with special dietary needs such as gluten or sugar-free.
Ensure that all guests understand the scheduling of events by emailing everyone involved an itinerary of events; include maps for those who may be unfamiliar with the area. Also, let your guests know what events they need to be present for, so they will be where they are supposed to be, when they’re supposed to be there.
If you’re able to afford this kind of a wedding, take a cruise and have your closest relatives and friends come with you. The wedding itself will almost feel like the honeymoon. Some cruise companies even have special rates for those getting married and honeymooning on their ships.
For couples who enjoy the jet-setting lifestyle, incorporate thematic decorations that convey a love for travel. It’s possible to fashion wedding invitations and notices such that they look like old-fashioned postcards or train passes. A classic leather suitcase may be kept open to show family photos, wedding programs or favors.
Planning your wedding doesn’t have to prove stressful and difficult. When you take advantage of the right assistance and advice, planning a lovely wedding day is a snap. Apply what you have learned here, and you will be on the road to perfect wedding plans.
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.