Is planning for your wedding causing you to become stressed? Are the stresses of planning a wedding enough to make you feel like eloping would be easier? There’s no getting around the fact that planning a wedding can be hectic, but doing it properly can make it far less so. Here are some ideas to bring the joy back to your wedding.
It’s important to include the beliefs and values of your immediate families in your wedding ceremony. 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.
You can practice walking down your aisle days before the actual wedding. Do this at your actual wedding site to make sure you’re familiar with the floor there. Your overall flow will be far smoother for your big day.
Remember to consider how you would like the alcohol at your reception served, and how much it will cost. Having an open bar can be very expensive if it stays open for hours. The venue representative will be able to advise you of the various alcohol service options available.
If there will be toasts or speeches given at your wedding reception, ask the speakers to practice in front of you to ensure that the material is appropriate for those attending your wedding. At a wedding, there is normally a collection of different generations present, and you need to remember that a joke that young people find funny may actually offend older guests.
If you’re one of the many people who don’t want to spend upward of a thousand dollars on a fat-and-sugar-laden wedding cake, check with local bakeries for lighter, individual-sized wedding pastry suggestions. You may be able to find a bakery willing to provide freshly-baked cupcakes that are low-calorie and available in healthier options for family with special dietary needs such as gluten or sugar-free.
See that the lighting at the reception venue has the ability to be dimmed. You may not think this detail is important; however, consider the effect of low lights on parts of your reception. For example, you may want to dim the lights for your first dance or other important dances and brighten them when you want everyone to participate in dancing. Be sure to ask the if the venue has this feature before you commit to it.
Providing a printed itinerary, as well as an online one, will make it easier for guest to know the when, where and what activities are planned. It is important that you let people know about events, such as the rehearsal they need to attend; this ensures that they show up at the appropriate time, when they’re needed.
After you select and purchase your dress, see if you can leave it at the store until the big day. The likelihood of something happening to it is much higher than if you leave it at the bridal store! If it’s in the bridal shop, it will stay pressed and fresh for the wedding day!
If both bride and groom have a love for travelling, then incorporate a wedding theme that includes this passion. Invitations and RSVP cards can be written in old script and yellowed to imitate antique postcards. An interesting travel bag decorated with colored bows and ribbons can be set up as a decoration alongside the guestbook or pictures of the bride and groom.
Centerpieces can quickly cause your reception to be a dud financially and socially. Try small, elegant decorations to accent tables, and create a nice ambiance. This will make it easier for the people at the table to hold a conversation with each other.
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.