All too often, wedding planning deteriorates into a stressful and miserable experience that depletes joy from the wedding day. Here are some wedding tips to make sure that your wedding is everything you want it to be.
Before the wedding practice walking down the aisle. Be sure that this is done where the wedding will take place so the floor can be tested along with the footwear. By doing this, you will not have any issues with obstructions in the floor or nervousness from those watching you during the big moment.
You can save money by choosing an off season wedding date. The most expensive period will be between late spring and fall. 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.
If you plan to serve your own food at the wedding, try shopping wholesale at places like Costco. When shopping wholesale, you can get large amounts of food for cheaper than you could if you did not wholesale shop. You may even ask for help with food costs from family or friends.
Internet bridal shops have wedding dresses for bargain basement prices, but make sure to order well in advance so that you can get your dress altered before the big day. In fact I spent $300 in total, $100 for the gown itself, and only another $200 for the tailoring. Don’t forget to add this additional cost into your budget!
Have your wedding on the property of a family member or friend. Having your wedding in someone’s yard or even farm can reduce wedding costs. Offer to pay people to come into the place ahead of time to do some cleaning and then after the event, and that will be the only costs.
You don’t want to starve yourself leading up to your wedding day just to fit into your dress. Just like an athlete who is training, starving yourself could cause dehydration. You definitely don’t want to end up fainting on your big day. Instead, use a removable corset that you can put on or take off as needed.
The most important part of your wedding is your future spouse, so be sure that you are ready to spend the rest of your life with them. Don’t rush this decision, as it alters your life like no other. Think about this person and what things will drive you crazy, along with what you can’t live without.
If you’re a bride that’s passionate about fashion and luxury, you can add some pizzazz to your bouquet with crystals, rhinestones, or even diamonds. This is easy to do at home; you can just use some heat-fixed crystals or adhesives, some costume jewelry or even attach a heirloom piece. To ensure that it coordinates with the rest of your ensemble, be consistent in terms of sparkling colors, cut, and size of the stones.
Practice walking in your wedding dress and shoes. If you’re scared of turning your ankle, go with attractive flats instead. Footwear that’s not so sexy is preferable to falling on your bottom on your wedding day!
Vacation goody baskets make great delivery presents to guests at your destination wedding. The basket should contain useful items such as a map, sunglasses, disposable cameras and a hat. You may want to include a food guide to some local restaurants so that they can eat.
When planning out your table situation at your wedding, make sure that each table has an even number of people sitting at it. Try to group tables according to age, so that they could find similar things to talk about.
If the bride and groom share a fondness for travel, look for decorative elements that convey a shared sense of wanderlust. For example, you could make your wedding invites or your save-the-date cards look as though they were vintage postcards or travel passes. 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.
Apply this advice for a well planned wedding that gives you enough time to relax and remember why you are getting married in the first place. The wedding is the first step toward your life together, so be prepared and it should go smoothly!