Planning a wedding can seem overwhelming. If you have a good set of tips and a lot of knowledge about the process it can seem less and less intimidating and more like something you can get a handle on. This article is full of great tips and tidbits that will make your planning life much easier.
Give back to all who are attending the wedding, by making a speech towards the end, thanking everyone for being a part of your life. Most of the attendees at the wedding are integral parts of your history and deserve thanks for where you are at, the day of the nuptial.
When sending out your wedding invitations, remember that it is your day, so avoid any person or combination of people that will ruin it in any way for you. It may be an insult to someone not to be invited, but if having them at your wedding will cause even the slightest of issues for you or your future spouse, it is really in your best interest to keep them off your guest list.
Wedding dresses are notoriously expensive. Don’t limit yourself to considering dresses that are marketed specifically as wedding gowns. A bridesmaid dress could fit your needs and would not be as expensive as an actual wedding dress. The money you save by choosing a cheaper dress can be used to alter it and add some stylish details.
If you have a lower budget for your wedding, don’t include flowers in your decorations. For centerpieces you can use branches you find on a walk in the forest, and surround the containers you put them in with stones from a nearby river or creek. Make a bouquet out of local plants and flowers for a locavore touch!
When you are planning your rehearsal dinner, make sure that it is very intimate, as you will only want to invite members of your family and close friends. This will make things very personal so that you can make toasts that appeal to the people who made a huge impact in your life.
To prepare for photographing a wedding, it is vital to figure out how to turn off the sound on your digital camera! This may require a fair amount of research online, or calling the company directly, so do it long before the wedding date to ensure you’ll be totally prepared when the day comes.
Even if your budget is small, having two photographers at your wedding can catch shots that might be missed otherwise. Consider asking family members to take on the roll as an additional photographer, or even have both photographers be someone you know personally. Free is the best way to go, and they might even give you the end product as a wedding gift.
To ensure that you make it down the aisle with ease, be sure to try on your wedding shoes and wear them for one to two hours – at least twice – before the big day. This is especially important if you are unaccustomed to wearing heels, or if your feet are prone to swelling. It will also help you to decide if you need to add strap or heel cushions to your shoes to prevent blisters.
Part of the planning for a destination should include checking out the typical weather for the time you want to get married. It’s not recommended to go to Bermuda during hurricane season, for example. Try to plan for a time where the weather is guaranteed to be sunny but not too hot.
Being a bride or any other member of the wedding planning committee is definitely a struggle. There are a lot of things to consider and finite details that will make your head spin. Use the information that was presented in this article to keep your head on straight and throw a great wedding.