Your wedding can be the most joyous and memorable event in your lifetime, and simultaneously be the cause of great amounts of stress. The planning involves so many aspects, like the cake, the venue, and the flowers, that it can overwhelm you sometimes. The information and tips in this article offer you the help you need to keep your wedding planning under control, and as enjoyable as possible.
You can plan a personalized wedding by choosing elements that reflect who you are. Select a theme that best represents what you mean to each other.
Try using the property of a loved one for the wedding venue. Instead of booking a ballroom, try holding your wedding in a backyard or field instead. Offer to pay someone to come in ahead of time and after the event to do the cleaning for them, but that should be your only cost.
Consider an ethnic or exotic flair for your reception dinner. Steak and chicken are both overrated, not to mention boring. Variety will make things very beautiful and elegant.
Check out the credentials of the makeup artist you choose. Are you comfortable with the makeup they’ve done before? Make sure that the style matches your vision. Don’t be one of those people who is stuck with makeup they don’t like an hour before they walk down the aisle.
If the thought of a cake that costs thousands of dollars and packs on thousands of calories ruins your appetite, check with local and specialty bakers and inquire about individually sized portions. Some bakeries can ship lower calorie cupcakes and also offer gluten-free options like no-calorie sweeteners, fruit-filling, and meringue toppings.
Flowers look beautiful as centerpieces on the dinner tables, but don’t overdo it. Usually, the flowers are only in your guests’ way. There might be a few of your guests that are also allergic to flowers. Instead, you could place candles (non-scented) on the table tops to add a romantic feel to the reception.
Do your research when it comes to your photographer. You never want a photographer who is unlikely to make you happy in the end. Ask for recommendations and read reviews online when choosing a photographer.
When asking friends or family to come to a destination wedding, you may want to ask them to stay around for your honeymoon too. It can even make it cheaper for everyone if you book more days at some hotels. Then you can have a memorable wedding and your guests will enjoy a mini vacation.
Don’t postpone the reception while you have photographs taken. Many photographs, including the bridal part and the groomsmen, can be taken before the ceremony. You can also take your pictures with your respective parents in advance of the wedding. This will leave you more time to spend with your guests.
Post a schedule of events on your wedding website or send an itinerary with your wedding invitations. This helps out-of-town guests make appropriate travel plans, especially guests who are going to participate in your wedding rehearsal or other events. You can customize itineraries or send special alerts to let each person know which events they are expected to attend.
Consider the appearance of your wedding cake when deciding how to display it. For example, if your cake is unusually colorful, match its color to the hue of the fabric underneath it. You could even select a patterned or strongly textured fabric to focus attention on the cake and its beauty.
Do you want to serve many courses during your wedding meal? If so, be sure to place appetizer dishes for them to try. You may even want to put some treats on them. Sugar roses, sugar petals or even crackers will do.
Consider borrowing a special piece of jewelry from a friend or family member. This jewelery can help you get a great look for your special day!
If you and your spouse love a similar thing such as travel, incorporate it into your wedding theme and decorations. You can make invitations and save-the-date cards to resemble vintage postcard or boarding pass. Consider using a steamer trunk as an attractive, themed display for everything from wedding programs to party favors.
Most girls dream about a magical wedding their whole lives. There are so many details and factors to consider when planning a wedding, that it is easy to become overwhelmed. Hopefully, after you read this guide, you will have an easier time in handling and planning your own wedding and you will be able to breathe a little bit easier.