As for relationships, the engagement is often the most romantic moment. Of course, the planning process is stressful and leaves many brides and grooms feeling overwhelmed and anything but peaceful. If you want to make your wedding planning as much fun as the actual wedding will be, follow these ideas.
A great wedding tip is to scout out the place you’d like to have your wedding at before you book it. Scouting the place out allows you to see what it’s like in person as opposed to just looking at a picture. It’s always better to see the place in person.
When figuring out your seating plan, make sure that tables only include people who know each other and who most definitely LIKE each other! Don’t seat your cousin with your boss if he once fired her for being late or your Mom and your Dad who happen to be divorced.
Don’t get drunk! If you don’t want your guests getting inebriated and making a scene, then you don’t want to behave like that either. Keep your alcohol intake to a minimum so you can actually remember the night you had for the rest of your life and not end up on the nightly news.
Employ a good friend or relative, as long as they can haul your equipment and gear through the evening. They can help you to gather the family and get the perfect photo.
Don’t make guests wait around while taking pictures. Photos of the bride and her party and the groom and his groomsmen should be taken ahead of time. Pictures with the couples respective parents should also be taken in advance to cut down on wait time for the guests arriving at the reception.
To save money, use seasonal flowers instead of exotic or out of season flowers for your wedding decorations. Flowers that are in season are a lot cheaper to buy. While exotic flowers may look nice, they can be more than double the price as they need to be imported from abroad.
Buying locally can save you tons of money and help your community’s economy, too. Choosing local vendors means you won’t be charged for the extra distance they have to travel, which is especially important when it comes to catering. Using a local florist also means that you will receive a fresh bouquet on your wedding day.
Make sure that you choose an overall theme for your wedding. A wedding without a theme is okay, but if you want something memorable, a theme is going to remain in the minds of those who attend forever. The theme is easy to create and follow and can be anything that ties together your relationship with your new spouse.
Pictures involving children should be taken at the first opportunity. If you have the option to take pictures with them before the ceremony, do so and you can avoid mishaps that can cause dirty, torn or disheveled clothing. Children are children and you must consider this when the time for pictures arrives.
For a destination wedding, start planning a year in advance. You will need to find out what kind of permit you need: language might be a problem if you are going abroad. You might need passports and visas too. Find caterers and other services in the area in advance to communicate with them as much as possible.
Anyone who is willing to use these guidelines is sure to enjoy a smoother, more hassle-free planning process. Planning your wedding together will help you to develop team skills that will also come in handy once you are married. Follow these pieces of advice to not only create a wonderful wedding experience for yourselves, but also to lay the groundwork for a lifetime of cooperation and mutual support.