Planning a wedding, whether it’s yours or a friends, can be a tedious and time consuming process. You have a lot of options when it comes to planning a wedding. Read on for some advice about what to do to make it truly memorable.
Set a date outside of the wedding season. Many brides and grooms decided to tie the knot between May and September. You can expect to pay more if you schedule your wedding during this time. If you’re going to want to marry in this time period, be sure you’re booking in advance so you can still attract a good deal.
Instead of one large, expensive wedding cake, consider serving cupcakes or several small cakes. For example, cupcakes can be made to be gluten-free, topped with fruit, or include artificial sweeteners.
Tell your DJ the songs that you do not want to be played. Was there a song that you loved once but you no longer do? Whatever your dislikes, make sure your DJ knows about them.
Check around for photographers who have glowing credentials. You don’t need wedding photos taken that you end up disliking. If you’d like to learn about the photographers around where you live, you can look to the Internet for reviews or ask people you know for references.
Be certain that your reception venue has a good-sized dance area. You want room for people to move freely as they dance. Move furniture if necessary to make room for exuberant dancing.
Try to practice walking down your aisle before a mirror that is full-length to see what you’re doing, especially if you plan on wearing heels. If you are worried about a twisted ankle, choose attractive flats instead. It’s better to have slightly less sexy footwear than to fall!
Instead of spending so much for a multi-layered wedding cake, opt instead for a multi-layered confection of mini tarts or sweet cupcakes. The arrangements are loved for their convenience, versatility, and low price range. Guests can just grab one or two cupcakes on their way out, putting them inside an embellished cardboard box.
When you choose to invite family members to join you at your destination wedding, ask them if they would like to stay for the honeymoon, as well! Everyone can save money by staying longer, as hotels will give you great discounts for longer stays. You can make your destination wedding a vacation for your friends and family as well.
Do not make guests stand around when you are taking photos. Have pictures of the couple and groomsmen in advance. Pictures with the parents should be done before too.
A reception held around lunchtime is a great idea. Doing this, people will likely drink far less alcohol and keep your bar tab lighter. It will also be cheaper if you have a lunch time reception and you can have better food or use the money saved to invest in your honeymoon!
With a familiarity with the basics of wedding planning, you’re now ready to strike out on your own and use this knowledge to build a custom wedding experience. Following these tips can help reduce stress levels, and make the wedding more memorable for each person in attendance.