All too often, wedding planning deteriorates into a stressful and miserable experience that depletes joy from the wedding day. Here are some pointers for you to use to get the most out of your wedding.
Finding your perfect wedding dress might be an expensive activity. When you go shopping for your wedding dress, think outside the box and look at dresses that are not typically considered wedding dresses. For example, a formal white dress, such as a prom or bridesmaid dress, will not be as expensive as a wedding dress. Even after some alterations to spruce it up, it can still prove a more affordable alternative to a dress that says wedding on the label.
You may want to utilize ethnic dishes for a unique reception. Chicken, steak and other common choices are overused, so you should go with a unique menu. Variety should be incorporated into your wedding dinner to make it a memorable experience.
Keep transportation in mind when planning your wedding. Try having taxis and limos available for people who don’t have transportation after the wedding. This helps those who have drank too much.
If you cannot justify the cost of a thousand-dollar wedding cake, consider contacting a local bakery and inquiring about single-serving portions, like cupcakes or cake pops. A variety of healthy alternatives are available for a wedding cake that won’t cause sugar shock.
When asking friends or family to come to a destination wedding, you may want to ask them to stay around for your honeymoon too. Hotels tend to give discounts when guests stay for a longer period of time. Then you can have a memorable wedding and your guests will enjoy a mini vacation.
If you can afford it, have the event on a ship and just invite your closest friends and family. By doing this, you can step away from the altar and immediately start your honeymoon. A lot of cruise companies will give you a great rate if you’re getting married and want to have a honeymoon on the ship.
Keep your guests happy while waiting for food by giving them a tray of sweets. Get sugar roses in colors that match your theme, or perhaps some crisp crackers.
See if a friend has something they wouldn’t mind letting you wear for your wedding. This can provide you with the look you wish to achieve, and make your wedding stand out.
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. On the date, a vintage suitcase can be used as a display piece. Simply fill it with favors, photos, or wedding programs and prop it open in a prominent location.
Plan ahead for your wedding, so that you can relax about it and enjoy the planning process. Above all, remember why you’re doing this, and that getting married is a happy and exciting milestone in your life. Your wedding day is the start of the next chapter in your life. Remember, the day will be magical and memorable as long as you plan ahead.