When the advice from your friends and parents just isn’t what you’re looking for when planning a wedding, you need another source you can turn to for inspiration — preferably a source that doesn’t cost a fortune. So when you’re ready to have a great wedding, use the tips in this article to guide you.
Even if you have hired a wedding planner, having a close friend inspect all the details of your big day will help to avoid unforeseen problems. From a food allergy to seating arrangements, the littlest things can sometimes cause the biggest scene so make sure to have a trusted adviser examine every aspect of your wedding long before you finalize anything!
If you’re having trouble coming up with a gift for your wedding guests, think of something useful. My parents had matchbooks printed with their wedding date, which was great when they got married as no one knew smoking was bad yet. Today I might have a candle with a tag engraved the wedding date instead as it’s far more healthy for them to burn that!
Even if your budget is small, having two photographers at your wedding can catch shots that might be missed otherwise. Consider asking family members to take on the roll as an additional photographer, or even have both photographers be someone you know personally. Free is the best way to go, and they might even give you the end product as a wedding gift.
If you are planning a wedding, it may benefit you to plan it in an off month. Two of the cheapest months to get married in are October and November. Marriages like anything else are a business. The demand for weddings in these months is very low, so to try to generate higher demand prices are lower.
If you want to save money on a cake, consider cupcakes or mini-tarts. These arrangements are beloved for their affordable price range, versatility, and convenience. Guests can take cupcakes with them as they are leaving.
To ensure that you make it down the aisle with ease, be sure to try on your wedding shoes and wear them for one to two hours – at least twice – before the big day. This is especially important if you are unaccustomed to wearing heels, or if your feet are prone to swelling. It will also help you to decide if you need to add strap or heel cushions to your shoes to prevent blisters.
To reduce stress, do not be afraid to delegate responsibilities to those around you. Allowing your bridesmaids, groomsmen, family and friends to handle some of the tasks associated with planning and organizing the big day, can help to reduce stress. This contributes to making the overall process a whole lot more enjoyable for everyone.
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.
Ask your friends, family, and co-workers to find out what skills they have that can help you with your wedding. For example, your best friend might have worked as a florist and a cake decorator, one cousin could be a DJ and the other a photographer, and maybe your Grandmother is willing and able to do all the catering!
As you can see from the tips provided in the article you just read, a wedding doesn’t have to be a complicated or stressful thing. You can use some practical advice, streamline the process, hit every note, and ultimately pull off a simplistic wedding that you can truly make you proud.