We’re always trying to make things that are complicated simpler. Weddings are no exception to this observation. Thinking about the process can be sufficient to overwhelm. Use these tips to make it all go more smoothly.
It is likely that religious matters will come up from time to time during the course of your marriage. It is important to talk openly about religion not only with your future spouse but also with both families.
You can save money by choosing an off season wedding date. Most weddings are between June and August. You can expect to pay more if you schedule your wedding during this time. If you must book then, try booking well ahead of time to get a great deal.
Ask anyone who is giving a toast to share his speech with you ahead of time to ensure that the comments are appropriate. Some material, especially jokes, may fall flat or offend some of your guests, so you want to correct these problems ahead of time. Remember that your guests will include people across a wide range of ages, and a joke that younger generations find amusing might be offensive to older guests.
Try tying small decorative items into each element in the wedding decor. Make sure that some of the accessories you have are included in the wedding. These little details will add up to create one giant aesthetic.
For any stylish and fashion forward bride, there is always the option to add some flare to a bouquet with a splash of diamonds, rhinestones or Swarovski crystals. Doing this isn’t difficult. It works with adhesive crystals, costume jewelry, and expensive antique jewelry. Make sure that the stones of your choice coordinate well with your ensemble; have consistency in your arrangement of colors, size and cut.
You can use Craigslist to locate talent in your area. Don’t pay any of your responders a penny until you meet with them personally, and always have your betrothed accompany you, for safety’s sake.
If you’re giving your guests multiple meal courses, give them sweets to nibble on in between the courses. Get sugar roses in colors that match your theme, or perhaps some crisp crackers.
If travel is a common bond between the groom and bride, incorporate this into a theme for the day. You could also send out invitations that look like postcards or boarding passes, for instance. Distinctive props can be used to hold items for the wedding guests to see.
A fusion menu with a few traditional dishes is a good choice. Add a twist by using ethnic drinks, wedding favors, or dessert options.
For an outdoor wedding, have an backup plan in case of rain or other unforeseen conditions. You can rent a couple tents or look for a venue with a hall and a park. You can put boards on the ground, which will help your guests keep their shoes clean when they walk over a muddy area.
Using potted plants can be a great alternative to expensive floral arrangements and the plants can be rented, planted at your new home afterwards, or given to guests as a memento. You can dress up potted plants by using a variety of beautifully decorated containers. The guest’s wedding favor can be the plants in the pots, or you can put them in your garden.
Add drama to your floral arrangements by using different elements of varying heights. Tall vases can be used for long-stemmed blooms and those with compact heads. You can then surround the vases using flowers with more show and volume but that are shorter. The shorter, fuller flowers should be lighter in color than the taller, more prominent blooms.
Write your vows on your own. While it is easy to copy them from somewhere, remember that you are the one who knows your partner the best. Writing your vows can make your special day even more meaningful and help you to feel closer to your future spouse. Use some inspiration from elsewhere, but write them from the heart.
It could seem like planning your wedding is far from simple, but with some practical advice, it can be done. The tips above were for how to plan great weddings. With any luck, these tips can help you with your own.