Unfortunately, many people experience too much stress during wedding planning to enjoy what should be one of the happiest times of their life. The following tips will help you make that special day one that is remembered as something joyous rather than something stressful.
Remember to consider how you would like the alcohol at your reception served, and how much it will cost. Open bars can be expensive and can be more so if they’re open a long time. Check with your venue to find out the alcohol options they have for you to choose from.
Wedding gowns can be pricey. There are often prom dress or bridesmaids dresses available that can turn out to be a beautiful choice for a wedding dress. A bridesmaid dress might strike your fancy as an option, and it would be cheaper than a dress designated for the bride. The money you save by choosing a cheaper dress can be used to alter it and add some stylish details.
Make sure you view examples of work from any makeup artist you’re considering hiring. Ensure you like their style of makeup. You need to be sure you’re going to really like the style. You don’t want your makeup to be wrong on the day of the wedding when you can’t fix it.
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. An old song from your past may no longer be a favorite. No matter what you don’t want to hear, tell your DJ.
Those brides that are lovers of fashion and luxury can have bouquets embellished with rhinestones, diamonds, or Swarovski crystals. You can do this by attaching small crystals, costume jewelry, or perhaps a special piece of jewelry with some kind of adhesive. Make sure that it will match everything else in your wedding outfit by remaining consistent with the colors you choose, the cut, and also the size of your stones.
If you are hosting a destination wedding, your guests may appreciate receiving a basket of vacation goodies in their room on their arrival. Put items in these baskets that they can use on their trip. These can be maps, disposable cameras, a pair of sunglasses, a hat and also a pamphlet detailing where it would be fun to visit. Be sure to include a local restaurant guide and possibly some coupons to make dining easy.
Divide your table settings evenly. Don’t put an odd number of people at any table. Also group the tables by age, this will give people things they can talk about.
Ask someone to borrow an item to wear on your big day. A nice bracelet or necklace will both complete your look, as well as give you “something borrowed” for the day.
For instance, you might want to use a menu of popular and modern fusion dishes. You might even want to consider expanding your culinary options with wedding favors that are ethnically identifiable.
If the culture of the bride’s and groom’s family are very different, plan the wedding ceremony in the tradition of one side and follow the traditions of the other side at the reception. This can make for an intriguing and memorable combination that both families can be happy with.
Make certain that everything in your plans coordinates with each other, even the flowers. Retro and vintage themes that use bright and happy color palettes need bold flowers to showcase that air of nostalgia. These include red poppies, pink and yellow peonies, and bright daisies.
Hire a great photographer with wonderful credentials. Discuss your photographer’s vision of the day with him or her. Be sure you understand the process they use to capture all the important moments. You will also want to know their photography style and make your wishes known.
Be prepared and plan ahead, then take time to relax as the big day gets near. Your wedding will be a day you will never forget, so make it what you want it to be.