If you plan to get hitched sometime soon, you may be feeling nervous about planning a wedding. Planning a wedding shouldn’t be torturous, and it’s something that you need to quit stressing about before the big day arrives. That’s why the suggestions in this article can help you to avoid any worry.
Choose a less popular month to get married if you want to save money. Traditionally, weddings take place between May and September. During this time, wedding venues will be more expensive. If you want to book your wedding at those times, make sure you are booking far enough in advance so you get a great deal.
Use the property of a relative or friend to hold your wedding. You might know someone with farm or large piece of real estate, which will alleviate one major cost for the wedding. Your only expense should be paying someone to clean before and after the wedding.
If you want your reception to stand out, go with ethnic themed catering! Chicken and steak have been done to death, so you may want to branch out a little. Variety makes things interesting, so why not incorporate it into your big day?
Choosing your spouse is obviously the biggest decision you will make. This life-altering decision is one that should not be rushed into. Carefully think about that person and the things you cannot live without and the things that might drive you crazy.
If you are looking to dazzle your guests but cannot afford a hit to the wallet, consider renting diamond jewelry. Renting earrings or a glamorous necklace can complete your look but will not leave your pockets empty.
Avoid cluttering tables with too many flowers at your reception. Often, flowers just get in your guests’ way. Make sure to keep in mind that some guests may have flower allergies. You might consider placing non-scented candles in the middle of the table for an understated, romantic look.
Practice before a mirror for your walk down the aisle. If turning your ankles scares you, choose flats. It’s a pretty simple exchange there to ensure you’re not going to fall.
Instead of an expensive wedding cake, get cupcakes or mini-tarts. These kinds of arrangements are versatile, affordable and convenient. Guests can take cupcakes with them as they are leaving.
A thoughtful gift for destination wedding guests to receive is a basket of vacation goodies delivered to them in their room. The basket should contain useful items such as a map, sunglasses, disposable cameras and a hat. It may also be nice to give them a guide to a restaurant in the area so they have an easier time finding a place to get food.
If you have a large wedding cake decorated in brightly colored icing that has its own stand, consider placing the stand on some color-coordinated fabric to create a stunning focal piece. You can tie all of the elements together by choosing fabrics that have unique textures, patterns, solid prints or those made of satin, silk or velvet.
Ask a friend if you can wear something of theirs on your wedding day. A nice bracelet or necklace will both complete your look, as well as give you “something borrowed” for the day.
Now that you’re informed, you’re ready to plan a wedding with little stress involved. Enjoy this time and plan the wedding of a lifetime.