It can be really hard to plan your own wedding since the pressure is high and there are so many details to keep track of. Review this piece for terrific insights on planning a memorable wedding while staying sane. It’s easier than you may think!
Wedding dresses are notoriously expensive. When you are dress shopping, try looking for dresses that aren’t traditional wedding dresses. For example, a bridesmaid dress is typically much less expensive and may be just what you’re looking for. Besides, you can have a dress altered and still likely spend less than you would have on a wedding dress.
Have your wedding on the property of a family member or friend. Instead of booking a ballroom, try holding your wedding in a backyard or field instead. Saving money on the venue will allow you to hire people to set up and clean up.
Select ethnic catering for a truly memorable event. Chicken, steak and other common choices are overused, so you should go with a unique menu. Variety makes things interesting and will ensure you have a memorable dinner!
Try tying small decorative items into each element in the wedding decor. Have a ribbon used on your bouquet mirrored on your centerpieces, or in your gown, or even in your hair. These tiny details will give guests an idea of how hard you have worked to create a dream wedding.
Look at the portfolios of any makeup artist you are considering for your wedding day. Is this style of makeup suitable for you? Be sure they can create the look you want. You will want to feel comfortable with all parties involved.
Spend some time writing your vows. These words are important for your new spouse. Keep in mind that your marriage is a strong bond between two parties that must both compromise and sacrifice. Make sure your vows truly reflect your feelings for your spouse.
When asking friends or family to come to a destination wedding, you may want to ask them to stay around for your honeymoon too. This will help save money and you may get a better discount. They will have great memories from this too.
“Destination” wedding guests will appreciate a thoughtful gift of vacation items awaiting them in their rooms. Have items in them like disposable cameras, hats, sunglasses and tourist maps of the exciting places that they can visit. You may want to include a food guide to some local restaurants so that they can eat.
If you can afford it, consider a cruise ship wedding, inviting only close family and friends. Doing this will allow you to start your honeymoon immediately after your wedding is done. Some cruises will offer discounts if you are getting married.
If you want to discover local talent to assist with your wedding, try Craigslist. Make sure to meet them in person, with your groom for safety, before you give them any money.
If you will be serving a meal served over multiple courses, keep your guests entertained while food is being served with small dishes filled with sweets at each table. Offer sweet sugar roses or flavored crackers.
If the cultural backgrounds are different, have the wedding with one tradition and the reception with the other. This will make your wedding memorable and satisfactory to both families.
Planning a wedding is not as hard as people make it seem. When you educate yourself and ask for help, you can easily plan a great wedding and reception. Apply the insights from this piece to get the process started.