The only things a good wedding really require are the bride, the groom, an officiant, and love. All the extras are optional, and they can cause excess stress when you are planning your wedding. Regardless of how simple or extravagant your wedding, remember to enjoy it.
Purchasing wedding gowns through the Internet can help save you a lot of money, but see to it that you do it early in order to have enough time to alter it if needed. It is perfectly possible to purchase a gown for a few hundred dollars and have it altered for as little as $200. Include this additional cost when you plan for your budget.
Try to make your wedding day more personal by using elements that symbolize you and your future spouse’s relationship and personalities. Select a theme that best represents what you mean to each other.
You do not have to get a wedding cake that is filled with countless calories. There are some bakers who are able to prepare delicious and beautiful cakes that are individually sized to be just enough to give someone the cake they want without the calories they do not want. 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.
You know to provide the DJ with an idea of all the right music to play, but you should also give a list of all the wrong things he might play. 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. Whatever it is, let him know so you don’t end up cringing at your own wedding!
Make sure that the venue you choose for your reception has adequate space for dancing. You can make room by moving some chairs and tables around when it’s time to dance, just make sure you find enough space for people to get their groove on.
Instead of spending so much for a multi-layered wedding cake, opt instead for a multi-layered confection of mini tarts or sweet cupcakes. This will make things very convenient for you. Instead of eating cake off a paper napkin, you can give your guests the option to nab a sweet treat on the way out. A decorative container, such as a takeout box, is far more convenient.
It may sound odd but it might be fun if you ask your family if they would like to join you on the honeymoon as well. It can even make it cheaper for everyone if you book more days at some hotels. This will give your family something really special to remember too!
Offer sweet treats between courses to keep your guests amused. Think about sugar roses that enhance your wedding colors.
Silk flowers are an attractive alternative to expensive floral arrangements at a wedding. You can buy your silk flowers well in advance of the wedding whereas fresh flowers have to be selected, arranged and delivered on the wedding day, which can be more stressful and problematic.
Again, there truly are just a few critical things necessary for a wedding. So much of the pomp and circumstance is truly optional for the happy couple. While some can add enjoyment, they can also be sources of stress and frustration. If you put the tips in this article to work you will have a wedding which suits everyone, but most importantly you.