Making your wedding memorable starts with planning. With so many decisions to make and so much advice being offered, the whole process can cause a great deal of anxiety. This article will have advice on how you can plan your wedding without losing your sanity.
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. If there is one thing people like more than alcohol, it is free alcohol, and an open bar can quickly become a huge expense, especially the longer it remains open. Wedding venues will have different options, such as a limited open bar or a offering fewer options to help keep alcohol costs down.
Going online to purchase your wedding dress can save you a small fortune. However, you should make sure that you order it well before the big day in order to allow time for any alterations to be carried out should they be needed. I bought my gorgeous gown online for only $150, but it cost me another $200 to have it altered to fit me perfectly. Don’t forget to add this additional cost into your budget!
Don’t starve yourself silly just to fit in a wedding dress. You may end up being dehydrated and maybe even light-headed. Of course, you would not want to pass out as you are saying your vows. Try buying a corset-backed dress that can be taken on or out on your wedding day.
Take your time when writing vows, and spend as much time as you need to write something meaningful. Understand that marriage is a very strong commitment that requires the both of you to make sacrifices. Take this opportunity to express your love for your betrothed so that will always be a part of your wedding ceremony.
Try shopping around to identify skilled and experienced photographers before choosing the one for the wedding. You don’t want to end up with a photographer that you’re not going to be happy with. Some excellent ways to narrow your search include talking to friends or checking out websites.
You will want a dance floor space in the room you rent for the wedding reception. There are few things that can suck the fun out a reception like not having the room to bust a move can, so do what you need to do to give you and your friends the space you need to boogie!
If you are having a destination wedding, surprise your guests with a basket chock full of goodies delivered to their hotel room. This gift basket can include helpful items such as sunscreen, sunglasses, disposable cameras and tourist maps that add a nice touch of flavor to the vacation. One piece that will really make this idea a hit with everyone is to include a restaurant guide so that all your guests are able to find options that they enjoy.
Decorate your wedding with items which represent your hobbies or passions, such as traveling the world. You can make invitations and save-the-date cards to resemble vintage postcard or boarding pass. Prop open a vintage suitcase and display photos, programs, or favors in it.
If you have children in the ceremony, dress them comfortably. Pick soft fabrics that are not too tight, and will bring comfort are important. Shoes should always be comfortable. Break new shoes in before the wedding. This allows the kids time to focus on what they have to do instead of struggling with their outfits.
For an outdoor wedding, have an backup plan in case of rain or other unforeseen conditions. Book a location that also has a inside building or rent some tents. Planks can also be installed to prevent your guests from getting mud all over the their shoes and clothes.
When you are making plans for a destination wedding, take the needs of your guests into account. Some of your guests may be planning to vacation at the same time, and you need to give them time to make plans. Try to send out save-the-date cards no less than eight months ahead so that your guests can make the necessary plans.
You always want to do a lot of research before actually booking your destination wedding. Before you start booking services and hotels, make sure everything is taken care of, from fees to residency requirements.
Give yourself a pat on the back for getting to this point. If you’re not already scared off, it’s time to plan your wedding. Your wedding must be your own. So take what you have learned here and start planning today.