A couple can become very stressed out when planning their wedding. Friends and family members may try to tell you how to plan your wedding. It’s important to remember it is your wedding; so, use the advice below to help navigate through the planning process.
Practice walking down the aisle as much as you can right before the wedding. This absolutely needs to be done where the event is taking place with the exact footwear you plan on wearing on the big day. This is going to make you feel confident on your big day.
When you are planning your wedding festivities, think hard about the kinds of alcoholic beverages that are going to be available, and also how much of a price tag they will carry. The open bar option is the most costly of choices and the cost can be prohibitive for many couples but do not feel bad if you cannot afford it. Speak with the people at the venue about any alcohol serving options.
Purchasing your gown on the Internet can save you thousands of dollars, but it’s important to buy early so you’ll have time to alter it before the big day. In fact I spent $300 in total, $100 for the gown itself, and only another $200 for the tailoring. When deciding how much to spend, remember to include the cost of alterations.
Use food that has an ethnic theme for the reception. 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. Ethnic foods and decor will help your reception be memorable.
Do not avoid eating just so your wedding dress will fit. You may end up being dehydrated and maybe even light-headed. You may even faint while saying your vows. The best idea is to purchase a dress that has a corset back. This will allow you to adjust if necessary before walking down the aisle.
Add special little decorative touches to all of the element in your wedding. For example, the bow in your hair can be the same as those used in the floral arrangements on the tables. These tiny details will give guests an idea of how hard you have worked to create a dream wedding.
You should put a great deal of thought into writing your wedding vows. Understand that marriage is a very strong commitment that requires the both of you to make sacrifices. Write your vows so that they express your love for your spouse and remind you of why you love them.
Try talking to local and specialty boutiques and bakeries about individual-sized portion cakes if you don’t want a fatty and expensive cake. There are many bakeries that will prepare low-calorie cupcakes for you, or can find ways to cut the calories from a cake. Whether they use gluten-free ingredients, a healthy fruit filling, a calorie free frosting, or something else, it’s sure to be better for you than the alternative.
The music ranks up there with the videographer in terms of importance. Make sure the person you hire knows what type of music you do not want played. This is far more important than getting every tune you want to hear played, as a song from a genre you and your guests hate can kill the entire mood. Maybe it’s country music, or heavy metal, or even your “special song” from an old lover. Tell your spouse-to-be so that he knows too.
Congratulations for getting this far. If the planning hasn’t scared you off by now, then you should be ready to take on this challenge. Make your wedding your own. Use the above tips to have a most festive and joyous wedding day.