However, wedding planning can be stressful and miserable, when it should be enjoyable. The following are some ideas that can help optimize the entire experience of getting married.
Realize that religion is going to play a major role on your actual wedding day and moving forward in your marriage. You should talk about religion not only with your fiance but his family as well, to build understanding between you.
Getting married in an off-season will lower your wedding costs. The wedding season traditionally begins in May lasting through September. At this time, it will be more costly to book a venue for your wedding. If you must book during this period, schedule many months in advance to save money.
Internet bridal shops have wedding dresses for bargain basement prices, but make sure to order well in advance so that you can get your dress altered before the big day. You may only spend $100 on the gown when buying it online, but it may cost another $200 for the alterations. When deciding how much to spend, remember to include the cost of alterations.
DO not select a dress that requires you to go on a starvation diet. Starving yourself or resorting to unhealthy weight loss tactics causes you to feel dizzy, weak, and light-headed. You have spent so long planning for your big day, the last thing you want to do is pass out at the altar. Buy a dress that has a corset back instead for more flexibility.
If you will have a makeup artist, make sure that you have seen their previous work and like it. Evaluate the makeup artist’s techniques. Also, ensure that the makeup artist has the ability to do your makeup the way you want it done. You don’t want to find out an hour before the ceremony that your makeup artist has a look planned that you hate.
Make sure that transportation is taken care of at your wedding. If anyone needs a ride to or from their hotel for the event, you should arrange limos or taxis. This is a great idea for people who drink.
If a wedding cake with a high price tag or high calorie count doesn’t appeal to you, check around at local bakeries for beautiful individual portions. 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.
Tell your DJ the songs that you do not want to be played. Find a song that you enjoyed in the past. Make sure your partner knows about this too.
Instead of spending so much for a multi-layered wedding cake, opt instead for a multi-layered confection of mini tarts or sweet cupcakes. These arrangements are more convenient, versatile, and more cost effective. Guests can serve themselves or even take one home as a party favor of sorts.
When having pictures taken, don’t force guests to wait. You should take wedding pictures beforehand. The pictures for the bride, groom and immediately family can also be done in advance.
Aim for a mid-day reception. You can cut down on bar costs when you have a reception during the day, when people tend to drink less. 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.
If you have the budget, consider a cruise as the venue for your wedding and just invite those who are dearest to you. This means you can start your honeymoon immediately. Some cruises will offer discounts if you are getting married.
You can even ask one of your friends if you can borrow some jewelry for the big wedding day. A nice bracelet or necklace will both complete your look, as well as give you “something borrowed” for the day.
Apply this advice for a well planned wedding that gives you enough time to relax and remember why you are getting married in the first place. Your wedding is a new start to your life, so you should plan ahead for it.