A meaningful wedding needs only the bride and groom, someone to unite them and, of course, the love that will bind them forever. Everything else is merely additional pleasures and distractions, so it’s a good idea to understand why you are including the things you do. This article will help you have a wedding to remember.
Prior to your big day, practice walking down the aisle. Do it at the venue in which you are getting married, and wear the footwear you’re going to wear on the big day. This will lend confidence to your walk when your wedding day arrives.
Set a date outside of the wedding season. The wedding season runs from May until September. During this time, wedding venues will be more expensive. If you plan on getting married during these months, plan as early as you can for the lowest cost.
The earlier you buy things for your wedding and plan things out the cheaper they should be. You can even find great deals online so be sure to shop around. I only spent $100 on my gown when I was married, but I spent another $200 on having it altered. Make sure to include this added cost in your wedding budget.
The wedding DJ needs a list of the songs you want played at the reception, but make sure they know what you dislike. Was there a song that you loved once but you no longer do? Just let him know beforehand so you don’t have any sad moments at your wedding.
Look around before committing to a photographer. Having a photographer take pictures you do not like would be a shame. Get recommendations from people you know if you aren’t sure who to use.
Make certain that the reception area you choose has enough dancing space. If you want to dance at your wedding, make sure you have the room to do so, and if you do not, simply move some of the furniture out of the way and shake your tail feather!
Practice your walk for when you walk down the aisle. If you fear turning your ankle awkwardly, think about flat heels instead. Sexy footwear won’t do you any good if you wind up falling on your bum.
Avoid having your guests standing around waiting while you have your pictures taken. Take your bridal party photos in advance of the wedding when you are all fresh and crisp. Even pictures with parents can be shot in advance, reducing the time that guests must wait for you to arrive at your reception.
If you have a destination wedding, offer a basket full of goodies delivered to guests in their rooms. Include useful items like sunglasses, a hat, tourist map, pamphlets and a disposable camera. Also make sure you include a local restaurant guide that makes it simple for them to grab a bite to eat.
When making table assignments for your reception, ensure that even numbers of guests will be at each table. Professional wedding planners usually group the people at each table by age as it increases the chances of people finding something that they can talk about.
Craigslist is a good place to look when you want to locate someone local to assist you with a wedding. Prior to giving them a dime, meet them personally, but have your groom along for safety.
In conclusion, only very few things are necessary to have an ideal wedding. A lot of things that you may think are important to include in your wedding are actually optional. While some of these things are definitely nice and worth having, they can also introduce stress, and distract you from the fact that a wedding is supposed to be a joyous occasion. That is why the ideas and information in this article are geared towards how to have a happy and memorable wedding day and not one that fits into some textbook standard.