However, wedding planning can be stressful and miserable, when it should be enjoyable. The following are some ideas that can help optimize the entire experience of getting married.
If you are assigning any guest to give a speech at your wedding, have him rehearse the speech with you beforehand to ensure that it is appropriate. Wedding guests cover many generations of family and friends, and the humor of newer generations might offend elders.
Your wedding should be as unique as your relationship is, so add a few touches specific to your personalities or relationship. Pick a theme that relates to who you are as a couple!
You can use the property of someone you know for your wedding. If you know anyone with a farm or a large back yard, you can drastically reduce or even eliminate a major wedding cost. Make sure you hire someone to set up and clean up, but even that cost will be minimal.
One way to look gorgeous on your wedding day without going over-budget is to rent your diamond jewelry! This will allow you to work your aesthetic to your tastes without the hefty price tag.
Don’t use a ton of flowers on the tables that guests will be sitting at during your wedding reception. A lot of the time flowers in the middle of the table are an annoyance. There might be a few of your guests that are also allergic to flowers. As an alternative to flowers, place non-scented candles on the tables. This will also help to create a romantic ambiance.
You need to tell your DJ what you do want to be played, but also make sure he or she understands what not to play. It could be heavy metal or country, or even a song that reminds you of someone not-so-special. Whatever your tastes may be, communicate them so your wedding music is as joyful as you are.
Look around before committing to a photographer. You don’t want a photographer who disappoints. To identify good local photographers, solicit advice and referrals from family and close friends.
It could be anyone, really, but they should be able to help you carry your gear. A family member or a close friend will be able to gather families together for group photographs.
If you are having a destination wedding, a good gift to get your guests is a basket filled with vacation goodies sent to their room. Some useful items to include might be tourist information, sun hats, sunglasses, disposable cameras, maps of the area, sunscreen, and so on. One piece that will really make this idea a hit with everyone is to include a restaurant guide so that all your guests are able to find options that they enjoy.
Midday is your best bet for planning a wedding reception. During the day, you will see that people are less likely to drink, which can noticeably reduce your costs. Also, lunch receptions will typically be cheaper than dinner receptions and allow you to either increase the quality of food or allocate the rest of your food and alcohol budget to another need for the wedding.
Even if your dress is picked and already paid for, it is a good idea to keep it safely at the shop until the big day. Keeping it at home could result in staining or wrinkles. Storing it at the store will guarantee it stays pressed and fresh for your wedding day!
Look on Craigslist for talent to make your wedding special. Before you pay them, go to meet them and take someone with you.
Ask a friend if you can wear something of theirs on your wedding day. This can make your wedding one of a kind and achieves a fantastic look for you.
If you are going to have kids in your ceremony, dress them in clothing that is comfortable. Choose softer fabrics that fit loose enough to prevent discomfort. Break in new shoes first, and make sure they are comfortable. Thinking ahead about small details like this can make all the difference on the wedding day and will cut down on fidgeting and fussing over uncomfortable clothing.
Plan ahead for your wedding, so that you can relax about it and enjoy the planning process. Above all, remember why you’re doing this, and that getting married is a happy and exciting milestone in your life. Your wedding celebrates the beginning of the rest of your lives together, so you should plan ahead to make sure that your wedding goes smoothly.