There are few moments more memorable for a romantic couple than that when they became engaged. Of course, the planning process is stressful and leaves many brides and grooms feeling overwhelmed and anything but peaceful. Here are some tips to help you make your wedding planning as stress free and enjoyable as possible.
Avoid over-dieting just to fit your dress! You may end up being dehydrated and maybe even light-headed. Passing out at the altar in the middle of exchanging vows? Not a pleasant thought. Instead, use a removable corset that you can put on or take off as needed.
If you wish to appear absolutely beautiful on your wedding day yet you need to control costs, think of renting diamonds. This helps you turn heads during the ceremony without turning your bank balance into a bunch of zeroes.
If the thought of a cake that costs thousands of dollars and packs on thousands of calories ruins your appetite, check with local and specialty bakers and inquire about individually sized portions. Some bakeries can ship lower calorie cupcakes and also offer gluten-free options like no-calorie sweeteners, fruit-filling, and meringue toppings.
Brides with sensitive skin can de-stress before a trip down the aisle by adopting a skincare routine that creates a glowing, revitalized appearance that won’t cause breakouts, hives, or irritation. Look for facial treatments that soothe and brighten with ingredients like sea salts, oatmeal, rose, and creamy scrubs.
Check around for photographers who have glowing credentials. Having a photographer take pictures you do not like would be a shame. To find reputable photographers near you, browse online review sites or get a personal recommendation from someone you know.
Fashionable brides can add a touch of luxury to their bouquet by applying some sparkle through the use of Swarovski crystals, diamonds or rhinestones. This can be done with the addition of adhesive or thermally attached crystals, smaller pieces of costume jewelry and maybe even a cherished heirloom. To make sure it matches your entire ensemble, use consistency with the sparkly colors, size and cut of the stones.
It can be nerve-racking to walk down the aisle with so many people watching you, so make sure to practice before the big day in a full-length mirror. If you think you might twist your ankle, wear nice flats instead. A sensible pair of shoes is better than injuring yourself by wearing high heels.
Try to plan your reception for the afternoon. People drink less during this time and you will not spend as much on alcohol. In addition, a lunch reception is less expensive than a dinner one would be. You can either keep the savings or splurge for more expensive items.
Any couple that works together to put these tips into action will undoubtedly learn more about each other in the process, and find themselves even closer. Planning a wedding as a couple will start the foundation for a successful marriage and life together. The tips featured above will help couples to plan their dream wedding and prepare for a successful long term partnership.