Weddings can be stressful and delicate, but you need to stay positive so that things can go off without a hitch. The sure way to be properly prepared and do your best is by learning all you can about making your wedding day perfect for you. Here are some helpful tips to help make everything happen.
You will need to make a choice about how much alcohol you want to pay for, and which type of serving will be most cost efficient. Having an open bar may cost a lot, especially if it is available throughout the entire day. Inquire with your wedding venue as to what their alcohol options available are.
Wedding dresses are notoriously expensive. Look at dresses that aren’t actually classified as wedding dresses. They are usually much less expensive but they can be just as beautiful. Consider a bridesmaid dress, which costs less than a wedding dress but can still fit your needs. Even if you think you would like to change it in some way, it should be less expensive than if you bought a wedding dress.
Getting married soon? Don’t even think about crash dieting to fit into your dress. All you are going to do is tire very easily and not have the energy to enjoy the big day you have been torturing yourself to plan. You don’t need to faint during the ceremony. If weight is a concern or you are having a tough time with the dress, simply have it let out a hair to accentuate your body more comfortably.
Transportation is a key element to consider when planning your wedding. Try having taxis and limos available for people who don’t have transportation after the wedding. This is also good for the people who have alcoholic drinks during your wedding.
Practice your walk in front of mirrors to feel comfortable on your wedding day. If you fear turning your ankle awkwardly, think about flat heels instead. Wouldn’t you rather have mediocre-looking footwear than wearing something that could cause harm?
Rather than break the bank for a towering wedding cake, opt for multiple tiers of decadent, sweet cupcakes or mini-tarts. Times have changed and despite the oddness you may feel based on tradition, guests tend to prefer this and it saves not only money but also prevents waste. Guests can even take a cupcake home.
A great gift for your guests at a destination wedding is a basket that you have delivered to their room full of vacation goodies. Include maps, cameras, hats, disposable cameras, or guides on local attractions that they may want to visit. You may want to include a food guide to some local restaurants so that they can eat.
Divide your table settings evenly. Don’t put an odd number of people at any table. Also group tables by age, to help them find things to talk about.
An online itinerary will facilitate a smooth experience, especially for your out-of-town guests. This schedule allows everyone to know when and where they need to be. Let people be aware of the events, such as rehearsals and the things that they must come to, so that they could be there at the appropriate time.
If it is within your budget, you might want to take a wedding cruise with just your closest friends and family. If you do this, you can start your honeymoon immediately after the ceremony ends. Many cruise companies offer a special rate for a combined wedding/honeymoon package.
If one of your friends or relatives becomes ordained over the Internet, he or she can preside over your wedding 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. Just be mindful of all legalities in your local area, so check with an official who handles these sorts of issues.
Hopefully these tips have helped to prepare you for all of the planning that you are now going to do. Always remember that a positive attitude will carry you far.