Sadly, wedding planning often results in unnecessary stress, when it really should be something fun. Here are some great wedding planning tips to ensure your wedding runs smoothly and is memorable for you and your guests.
Set a date outside of the wedding season. This would be sometime that is not between May and September. Venues tend to be pricier during these months. Your best bet is to book your venue as soon as possible to secure the best possible price.
Wedding gowns can be pricey. When you are dress shopping, try looking for dresses that aren’t traditional 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 with some alterations to complete your vision for the dress, it could be less expensive in the end.
Keep the wedding in line with how you are personally. Make sure it reflects your spouse as well. Select a wedding theme that really symbolizes the times that you and your future spouse have spent together.
Use the property of a relative or friend to hold your wedding. Having your wedding in someone’s yard or even farm can reduce wedding costs. Try paying someone to come out in advance and after your event to clean the place for the only location-based cost.
If you want your reception to stand out, go with ethnic themed catering! Let’s face it, the menu at these events is pretty standard so why not take it in a direction that makes it more memorable. Variety is the spice of life and it is sure to make your wedding dinner something to remember!
If you do not want a traditional wedding cake, consider individual-sized cakes. There are some bakers who are able to prepare elegant cupcakes that contain less than 100 calories each. They can also use healthy ingredients like fruit fillings, no-calorie sweeteners, and even meringue toppings.
Don’t leave your guests waiting while you, your new spouse and the wedding party have an hour long photo shoot. Pictures of the bride, groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen can be snapped in advance. In order to reduce the length of time that the guests need to wait for the bride and groom to arrive at the wedding reception, the bride and groom should also be photographed with their parents in advance.
Take these ideas to heart in order to ensure smooth sailing on your wedding day and to plan an enjoyable experience for all. If you have planned ahead, your wedding will be a smooth and memorable transition into the next phase of your life beside the person you hold dearest.