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In your wedding plans, make sure you consider what types of alcohol you wish to serve, and which ones are most cost effective. Keeping an open bar doesn’t come cheap, but keeping it open for an extended time can be even more costly. Speak with the people at the venue about any alcohol serving options.

Most people spend long hours and put endless effort into organizing their wedding day. These tips can make your big day go off, without a hitch.

Look to renting diamonds for your special day if you are on a strict budget but still want to have that special look. At a mere fraction of the cost, you can add that perfect touch of glamour to your wardrobe for the big day.

TIP! Don’t use a ton of flowers on the tables that guests will be sitting at during your wedding reception. If you have too many flowers, they can actually become a hindrance to your guests.

When you’re getting plans together for your wedding, consider the types of alcoholic beverages you’re going to be serving. Also be aware of the cost. Open bars can be expensive and can be more so if they’re open a long time. If holding the wedding at an outside venue, they may have alcohol serving options available that can control costs.

You can embellish your bouquet with tiny crystals, rhinestones or perhaps diamonds if you can afford to. All this requires is some heat-fixed crystals or adhesive, small costume jewelry pieces, or an heirloom piece. To avoid clashes with other parts of the bride’s wardrobe, ensure that the size, color, and cut of the stones are consistent.

TIP! 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.

Wedding gowns can be pricey. When you are dress shopping, try looking for dresses that aren’t traditional wedding dresses. A bridesmaid dress could fit your needs and would not be as expensive as an actual wedding dress. Even if this dress is not perfect and you need some adjustments made to make it your dream dress, it could still run you quite a bit less then an actual wedding dress.

Schedule your reception for midday. Since most of your guests won’t be interested in drinking much alcohol during this hour, you can save money on your bar costs. Lunch receptions are usually cheaper than dinner ones, and you can use this to either get better food or apply funds towards another aspect of the wedding festivities.

TIP! You’ll want to be able to dim the lighting at the wedding reception. This may seem like it’s trivial, having the option to lower your lighting during the first dance will be nice, and then you can brighten it for the remainder of your event.

When you are planning on who will be giving the speeches at the wedding, have them rehearse the material before you so that you can make sure everything is appropriate. Many generations and people of differing viewpoints will attend your wedding, so your speech makers need to make their speeches geared to everyone and not just play to their own friends.

Consider silk flowers for your wedding instead of spending a lot of money on luxurious floral arrangements. You can avoid the hassle of wilted flowers and even make your purchase in advance, making them one less item to worry about on your big day.

TIP! If you have children involved in your ceremony, be sure to outfit them in comfortable clothes. Choose softer fabrics that fit loose enough to prevent discomfort.

You’re going to look at the pictures from your wedding for many years to come, so make sure that you get good quality photos taken. To ensure that your wedding day is documented properly, you should be prepared to spend some money on a professional, experienced photographer.

Every aspect of a wedding should be planned in minute detail. By ensuring that your guests are comfortable and enjoying themselves, you are expressing your gratitude for their presence.

TIP! Flowers that are in season where you live are unlikely to be available, or easy to find in wedding destination locations. Speak to a florist in the same location as the wedding and reception venues to ascertain what flowers are available to you.

The most important thing when considering marriage is the person you will be marrying. Marriage will change your life, and the decision to wed should never be taken lightly. You should consider the things you enjoy in your companion, as well as the things that irritate you.

Your caterer needs to know if you are planning on having a reception outdoors. Some food are unsuitable for outdoor receptions, as they will spoil in 90 degree heat or blow around in the wind. A pretty cover is recommended for foods at outdoor weddings, to keep them fresh and free of debris or bugs. A mini-fridge may be useful for keeping your drinks chilled.

TIP! When you start planning your wedding, begin by making a list of the things you want in order of importance. For some people, the flowers top the list while others consider the venue or the cake more important than a guest list.

You can rent jewelery and diamonds if you wish to look at your best but cannot afford to. You will look stunning but won’t have to spend a lot, so your budget stays intact.

Potted plants in varying sizes can be placed throughout the reception and ceremony areas for a quick and affordable floral motif rather than using traditional flower arrangements. You can put them in decorative pots, or decorate their pots yourself with paint and ribbons. Guests might can take these plants to their homes as wedding favors, or the newlywed couple could plant them at their own home.

TIP! Do some functions as a group on your wedding day. You don’t want all of the guests simply watching and waiting for the vows to come to a close before leaving.

You don’t have to overwhelm yourself with an expensive and high calorie cake; contact your local specialty bakeries and boutiques and inquire about getting smaller, individual portions made instead. Many bakeries offer beautiful cupcakes with a variety of healthy fillings.

If the bride’s wedding experience doesn’t live up to her expectations, expect to have an unhappy bride. The worst thing for a bride to endure is having a wedding that is stressful or less than ideal. Run everything by her to avoid a “bridezilla!”

TIP! Well before the wedding day, grooms should take the time to ensure that their tuxedo and that of their best man fit perfectly. Ask trusted friend or family to give you an honest appraisal of the tuxedo you are considering.

Make sure your venue has enough space for dancing. You want to have ample room for everyone to get down, so if the dance floor of your favorite venue is lacking at least make sure that you can add some size by moving nearby tables and chairs.

You don’t have to have a traditional wedding if that isn’t what you desire! Politely thank them, but remind them it is up to you and your new spouse to make the decisions. When you follow your own instincts and plans, you will have no regrets in regards to your wedding day.

TIP! Consider what the weather may be like on your wedding day. If it is hot outside, the day of your wedding, your guest might want to leave, if your reception is outside! Also, if the weather is cold at your party, they may want to leave.

A relative or friend can serve as your assistant, as often the only requirement for the job is being able to haul your gear. Your assistant can help you round up the family members for the group pictures to make things run even smoother.

Any bridesmaids or relatives who you have asked to help you on your wedding day should be ready themselves prior to the time you need to put on your gown. The last few minutes prior to the ceremony should be all about you. Make sure your wedding party is ready so they can focus on getting you ready!

TIP! Try something different as opposed to engagement ring shopping. You can use a ring that has been passed down in the family.

Try having your reception midday. Your guests will drink less alcohol during these hours, which cuts down on your bar needs greatly. Lunch receptions are usually cheaper than dinner ones, and you can use this to either get better food or apply funds towards another aspect of the wedding festivities.

You will probably want to take pictures with a lot of your guests. At big weddings, it’ll be hard to find everyone you want to take pictures with unless you have a specific time dedicated to taking photographs. Make sure your guests know where and when you plan on taking photos with them, and that you have your photographer booked long enough to get all the pictures you need.

TIP! Pregnant brides need to consider their expanding shape when choosing a dress and realize that pregnancy is not the same as gaining weight because your body’s shape is different in pregnancy. It can sound so simple, yet you have to remember that you will keep getting bigger and your dress needs to be able to accommodate that.

For couples who enjoy the jet-setting lifestyle, incorporate thematic decorations that convey a love for travel. One could age the invitations and notices to look like they are vintage postcards. You can use old luggage to display things like photos, wedding favors, or wedding programs.

When choosing your wedding dress, consider not only your favorite dress styles, but the styles that are most flattering on your body as well. Short women should avoid dresses made for women of normal height, and look for dresses in the petite section due to the needed shorter length. The petite dress will look better; you will be really glad you made the decision!


If you want to be married in Las Vegas, go ahead. If you desire something more traditional, use the previous tips to plan a wedding that you may enjoy looking back on, all of your life.

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