In which month will you have your wedding? Torn between roses and daffodils? There are so many decisions to make when it comes to planning a wedding. Whether you are the wedding planner, or the person actually getting married, the following tips will help you plan and create the best wedding.
Make sure everything is perfect for the bride so she is happy on her wedding day! Planning the wedding is stressful for the bride, and sub-par results may leave her crushed. Secretly, the bride runs every wedding behind the scenes and you should allow her to do so, because it could be the difference between a happy wife or a bridezilla!
Choosing your spouse is obviously the biggest decision you will make. Never rush into this decision that will change your life. You have to consider why you want to live with this person and work on the things that could be obstacles in a marriage.
Consider how many people will be dancing at your reception when you look at the dance floors of your possible reception venues. There are few things that can suck the fun out a reception like not having the room to bust a move can, so do what you need to do to give you and your friends the space you need to boogie!
You can turn one of your friends into a “mail-order minister” so that she can officiate the ceremony. While having someone special officiate makes the ceremony truly yours, it also has the additional perk of allowing you to redirect the money for something else, such as flowers. However, be sure to check all the required legalities before you opt for this.
Wedding dresses are not cheap. There are often prom dress or bridesmaids dresses available that can turn out to be a beautiful choice for a wedding dress. For example, a bridesmaid dress is typically much less expensive and may be just what you’re looking for. Even if you need the dress to be altered, it will probably be less expensive than buying a wedding dress.
Your wedding planning should take weather into account. For example, don’t hold an outdoor wedding during a heat wave–people might not stay too long, if they are uncomfortable. Also, if the weather is cold at your party, they may want to leave. You can make little accommodations in order to improve your guests’ comfort, such as including small fans for them during a scorching summer wedding.
If you want to get married outdoors, make sure you have a backup plan. Have some tents on hand, or choose a venue that provides both indoor and outdoor space. You can put boards on the ground, which will help your guests keep their shoes clean when they walk over a muddy area.
Try something new versus engagement ring shopping. Perhaps using rings that were continually passed down through the generations of either family. This sort of gift goes far to welcome the new bride into the groom’s family. It also provides the bride with a meaningful item of jewelry that she can wear on all occasions.
If you are looking to dazzle your guests but cannot afford a hit to the wallet, consider renting diamond jewelry. This will give you the stunning look that you desire but will not cost you a lot of money, allowing you to stick to your budget.
An ordained friend or relative can officiate your wedding. They can get ordained easily online. This can not only save you money, but can also add a touch of personality to your ceremony. Make sure this is a legal practice in your state before you get somebody ordained.
After reading these tips, it’s safe to say that you probably weren’t aware of even half of these ideas. And that’s because no one ever realizes just how much goes into planning a wedding until they’re actually staring at it in the face. A wedding is perhaps the most detail-oriented celebration out there, so be sure that you’re using these tips to help you out.
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