Weddings can be stressful to plan, but with the right knowledge and attitude, they don’t have to be. To really feel as though you are prepared for the wedding, you need to acquire a good amount of knowledge in advance. So, here are some tips you can use to make that happen.
For a more reasonably priced wedding, consider a date that’s not in the traditional wedding season. This would be sometime that is not between May and September. Venues are usually more expensive then. Your best bet is to book your venue as soon as possible to secure the best possible price.
If you’re catering your own event, try purchasing the food from wholesale stores. You will get more food for a better price if you shop wholesale. See if your friends can chip in for food costs.
Transportation is something you should consider for the wedding. Some guests might need a ride to their hotel, so make sure there are taxis available (at minimum). This is a great idea for people who drink.
Take your time when writing vows, and spend as much time as you need to write something meaningful. Realize that both you and your spouse-to-be are about to make the strongest commitment you can and it will require sacrifices of both parties. Express your unconditional love for your future spouse in your vows.
You don’t need a big, expensive, flashy wedding cake. Talk to your local bakery owner about something smaller, or pre-cut into individual portions. Alternatively, consider something like low-fat cupcakes, gluten-free cake, fruit-filled low calorie cakes, or other such healthy alternatives.
You can embellish your bouquet with tiny crystals, rhinestones or perhaps diamonds if you can afford to. You can accomplish this by including some heat-fixed or adhesive crystals, some costume jewelry or an heirloom that is treasured. For a consistent look, all of the stones should coordinate in terms of cut, color, and size.
Avoid having guests wait while taking the photos. The photos concerning the rest of the wedding party should be done in advance. Pictures with the parents should be done before too.
Try to arrange to hold your reception in mid-day. Most people will drink less during the day, which will cut back on the cost to fill the bar. What’s more, receptions that feature lunch rather than dinner generally cost less money, so you can funnel the savings into better food or some other part of the wedding.
Make sure the lighting at your wedding reception venue can be dimmed. This might seem like a trivial detail, but you want to be able to lower the light for your first romantic dance as a married couple and increase the lighting for other moments of the reception. Discuss this with the venues you’re considering before making your final choice.
With the information you have just read, you are ready to plan a wedding. Maintain a positive outlook and know that you can really do this!