Making preparations for the perfect wedding can be the most stressful job you will ever undertake! You might feel you need some serious guidance about how to start, and this piece contains lots of help.
Personalize the wedding so that it reflects your personalities, and that of your relationship. Think about your time together and find a theme which matches it.
Have your wedding on the property of a family member or friend. If someone you know has a nice backyard or a large farm, this can save a lot of money. Offer to pay a person to do the clean-up before and after the wedding, which would be the only cost for you.
Getting married soon? Don’t even think about crash dieting to fit into your dress. You may end up being dehydrated and maybe even light-headed. The last thing you will want to do is faint. Rather, consider a corset style dress that you can tighten or loosen on your wedding day.
If you’re one of the many people who don’t want to spend upward of a thousand dollars on a fat-and-sugar-laden wedding cake, check with local bakeries for lighter, individual-sized wedding pastry suggestions. Many bakeries offer small tarts or mini-cakes that come in healthier options, like fresh fruit-filled, gluten-free or vegan options.
It could be anyone, really, but they should be able to help you carry your gear. They can also help get together family members for group shots!
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 saves people money based on hotel discounts for guests that stay longer, and it also helps maximize the fun. This will not only give them a single day to remember, but a whole vacation.
If you are holding a destination wedding, have a basket filled with useful items for their trip delivered directly to their room. Have items in them like disposable cameras, hats, sunglasses and tourist maps of the exciting places that they can visit. Also make sure you include a local restaurant guide that makes it simple for them to grab a bite to eat.
Make sure the lighting at your wedding reception venue can be dimmed. This may seem minor, but lighting is important to setting the mood and dimmed lights are preferable for your first dance. Ask the folks running your venue if you have that option.
Put your schedule of events online, so that all guests can access it at any time. Make sure that you tell people if they need to attend events, like the rehearsal, so that everyone shows up promptly at the correct location.
If the wedding couple both like to travel they can use decorations that portray that interest. Save-the-date notices and invitations are available in styles that resemble passports, boarding passes or vintage postcards. You could use a worn leather suitcase to display things such as your wedding program, photographs, or favors for the guest.
Flowers that may be common in your state might not be readily available at your wedding location, due to differences in the climate. Consult with a florist to see which flowers are in season or most readily available at the time of your wedding.
If you plan to have an outdoor ceremony, be sure to take weather (sun or rain) into account to ensure happy guests. You could for instance rent some tents, or choose a venue with a park and a hall. Another thing you can do is install planks, so guests don’t get their shoes muddy.
Be considerate and think of your guests who need to travel when having a destination wedding. Your guests should have enough time to get ready. Sending cards to save your date a minimum of eight months ahead of time permit your guests to make any arrangements necessary.
Don’t forget the gift registry, which is a wedding tradition. Your guests will appreciate knowing that a gift is not a requirement. Give them multiple options for gifts and a very wide price range. One of the common questions I am asked is “how do I find a professional photographer?” Of course you can try your neighborhood phone directory, but these days the quickest way is to use a search site like Yahoo. For your search term key in something like “professional photography your town” swapping the name of the town for the proper city or venue. This will provide a list of photographers like Woodford Wedding Photographer. Make a list and arrange appointments to go and meet at least three of them ahead of making any decision. Ensure you view a full wedding, not just their best photographs.Your guests should feel that their gifts, no matter how modest, are welcomed and appreciated.
Despite all the hard work involved, keeping this advice in mind will help your big day go smoothly. It is hoped that the advice contained here will have inspired you with your wedding plans and put the fun back into the organizing of your special day.