There are few moments more memorable for a romantic couple than that when they became engaged. Planning your wedding can be very far from romantic, in fact, it can be very stressful. Here’s some tips to help you plan a wedding while enjoying the entire process.
Practice walking down the aisle before the wedding. Try to practice at the wedding site so you can test your chosen shoes on the flooring at the site. Your walk will flow more smoothly when your special day arrives.
You may be able to save money on your wedding by planning it during an “off season”. The wedding season traditionally begins in May lasting through September. Wedding venues are usually more expensive during this time. If you must book then, try booking well ahead of time to get a great deal.
If you are assigning any guest to give a speech at your wedding, have him rehearse the speech with you beforehand to ensure that it is appropriate. Generally, many generations attend a wedding, so a joke that’s funny to young people may not be to the elders.
Try using the property of a loved one for the wedding venue. If you know anyone with a large enough backyard, you can save a lot of money on your wedding. Try paying someone to come out in advance and after your event to clean the place for the only location-based cost.
Don’t forget about the transportation on your wedding day. For people who need a ride back to their hotels at night, arrange to have taxis and limos ready for them. This is also good for the people who have alcoholic drinks during your wedding.
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. It could be a special song representing “old love”, a heavy metal song, or a country song. Tell the man you are marrying so that he is not surprised.
Noon is the best time for a reception. During the day, you will see that people are less likely to drink, which can noticeably reduce your costs. Lunch receptions are often cheaper and will allow you to use more money toward other needs for the wedding.
If possible, see if your reception venue offers lighting choices. While this may appear trivial, you want to have this option, perhaps for your first dance, then brighter for the remainder of your ceremony. Inquire about details, such as lighting, before you decide on a reception venue.
If you don’t want to serve a formal dinner at your reception, try replacing traditional table seatings with rented furniture. Soft sectional furniture, lounges and chaises can make it easier for guests to interact with each other. Plush seating arrangements encourages comfort and relaxation among your guests, meaning you can even partition differing lounge environments through your reception site.
A couple that will use these tips will find that they can be closer by carefully planning their wedding. Preparing for the special day together successfully can be a fantastic sign of things to come in the marriage. Follow these pieces of advice to not only create a wonderful wedding experience for yourselves, but also to lay the groundwork for a lifetime of cooperation and mutual support.