Is the prospect of planning a wedding overwhelming you? Does it sometimes seem a little easier to run away from it all? Planning your wedding is naturally stressful but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. The next few paragraphs will give you a wedding planner’s eye view of the process, which means you’ll be able to plan your wedding smoothly and efficiently.
The photos taken during your wedding are important as you’ll look at these a lot of times during your lifetime. In order to be able to document this magical occasion, hire a professional and spend extra if necessary.
Transportation is a key element to consider when planning your wedding. For people without a ride, be sure a taxi or limo can bring them to their destination after the reception. This is a great idea for people who drink.
One of the major things that impacts your wedding day and married life will be religion. Of course, by this time, the two of you should have it worked out how things will operate on that level, but getting the families on the same page may be more difficult.
If you feel as though it is wasteful to pay hundreds of dollars for a cake that will have a lot left over, consider a smaller bakery to create a smaller cake that will cost less and be more personal. For example, cupcakes can be made to be gluten-free, topped with fruit, or include artificial sweeteners.
Too many flower arrangements on the guest tables at your reception are usually an interference and an extra unnecessary expense. Much of the time, table arrangements will just be in the guests’ way. It’s possible that there might be a few guests with flower allergies. Adorn the tables with romantic, non-scented candles instead.
Tell your DJ the songs that you do not want to be played. If you hate a specific song or a genre, such as heavy metal or country, you don’t want that played at your wedding reception. Regardless of the reason, let your DJ know to prevent you cringing at your reception.
Choose a less popular month to get married if you want to save money. Most weddings are between June and August. During these months, venues become more expensive. If you plan on getting married during these months, plan as early as you can for the lowest cost.
Make sure your venue has enough space for dancing. Nothing is worse than a tiny, crowded dance floor where there is no room to move around. To make the dance floor larger, clear out some chairs and tables.
When you plan out tables at the wedding, be sure that there’s even numbers of guests sitting at them. Another thing to consider when arranging your table seating is the age of the people at the table. Try to group the same aged people at each table.
If you plan on doing the catering yourself, then you need to visit wholesale food stores. If you shop wholesale, you will be able to purchase your wedding food affordably. Think about asking friends and relations to chip in on the food.
Try Craigslist for finding local talent to help you with your wedding. Be sure you meet up with them in person, safely, before you pay them any money.
If you want to serve more than one course at the reception, use small dishes of candies to keep guests amused while they wait. Consider sugar roses which match the wedding colors.
Part of the wedding tradition is to wear “something borrowed,” so don’t hesitate to borrow jewelry from a friend. A nice bracelet or necklace will both complete your look, as well as give you “something borrowed” for the day.
Pick a reasonable dress that you won’t have to starve to get into. Like a mixed martial arts fighter preparing for a fight, you will end up dehydrated and light-headed if you try to rush losing weight. Fainting is a distinct possibility, and you don’t want that to happen to you! 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.
Don’t let wedding planning get you down! You may have a lot to worry about, but the advice in this article will make the work you have to do much easier to manage. Soon, you’ll be able to stop stressing about your wedding, and start looking forward to your big day instead.