A lot of us have always thought about getting married, from our outfit to the colors we see in the church. Planning a wedding, while exciting, can be overwhelming without proper guidance.
If you had a very important person in your life who passed away, go into your jewelry box and find a piece of jewelry that belonged to them and wear it on the wedding. This will keep them right near you on one of the most important days of your life.
Pick food for your wedding that YOU enjoy. Don’t worry about what your guests think, it’s your day to enjoy! The only thing you should consider, is if you were a vegetarian, then you should offer a few meat options to your guests and not force a tofurken on them.
Do not wait until the rehearsal to begin preparing your flower girl and ring bearer for their role. Make time with the children to practice their movements and placing during the ceremony. Children thrive on structure and teaching them early will build anticipation to do their best. Explain all the importance that they carry on this day and they will adopt a responsible attitude.
Save money and pick up a new skill by attending a floral design course at your local community center or home and garden show. Check beforehand with the entity offering the course; some offer additional discounts and special pricing for class participants as an added perk included in the cost of workshop fees and materials costs.
If you want to have reception next to a pond or in the evening, think about bugs. Put bug repelling candles on the tables. Protect the food and drinks from bugs with cloths or nets. You can also hand out bug spray to your guests and tell them to dress accordingly.
When planning the venue for your wedding, the acoustics are an important consideration. Your guests need to be able to hear you over the sound of lapping beach waves or noisy birds. Investigate the sound quality of wherever you are getting married, and determine whether or not you can be easily heard. You can always rent a sound system that has clip on microphones for you, your betrothed and the official conducting the wedding if need be.
Cut your cost for photography by incorporating disposable cameras for your guests. If you allow your guests to handle the candid photography during the reception, you can cut your photo budget down to just pictures of the wedding, wedding members and family. You will find that these photos generate more memorable moments than one photographer could capture.
Send out save the date cards in advance of your formal invitation. Save the date cards can be sent out several months in advance, giving your guests time to find and book the best travel arrangements. In addition, you get your wedding on your guests’ calendar early, so that other events don’t interfere with them being able to make it on your special day.
When it comes to weddings, be sure that you consider the pros and cons if you are considering a destination wedding. This is important because while these types of weddings can be wonderful, they can often cause a large burden on those who you wish to have at your wedding.
Remember that even though weddings are exciting, they can create stress. Have some stress relievers planned into the planning of the wedding such as a day at the spa or a massage, look at the wedding as a step, not the ultimate goal and ask for help when you need it!
As you can see, planning your wedding doesn’t have to completely stress you out. You’re going to find enjoyment with the planning all the way to the big day!