Once people become engaged, the next thing on their mind is their big day. This is a time where you can have everyone celebrate your love. The following tips will help you plan a wedding.
Wedding dresses are not cheap. When you are dress shopping, try looking for dresses that aren’t traditional wedding dresses. You could get a bridesmaid’s dress, and it would be just a fraction of the cost. Even if you think you would like to change it in some way, it should be less expensive than if you bought a wedding dress.
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. Even though a gown can be fairly cheap, having it altered to fit your perfectly can sometimes be more costly. Include this additional cost when you plan for your budget.
When you decide who you want to give the speeches during the reception, ask them to read them to you so you know they are appropriate. You may have several generations attending your wedding, and jokes that may be suitable for younger folks could offend the elders.
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 corresponds to you as a couple, and evokes things you have done together.
While you should always let your DJ know what songs you want played for your reception, it is just as important to alert him to any songs you do not like or want played. For example, you might not like heavy metal or rap, or there may be one particular song that turns you off. Whatever music you hate, you don’t want to hear it at your wedding!
If you want to save money on a cake, consider cupcakes or mini-tarts. These arrangements are more convenient, versatile, and more cost effective. Guests can take home wonderful treats as they depart.
If you are inviting your family members to your wedding at an exotic location, wee if they want to stay for the honeymoon as well! Everyone can save money by staying longer, as hotels will give you great discounts for longer stays. You can make your destination wedding a vacation for your friends and family as well.
A midday reception may be the perfect way to cut costs at your wedding. Alcohol consumption will be less during a day reception, which could help to reduce costs. Furthermore, lunch receptions are often less expensive than dinner receptions. This allows you to add more to your menu or use the savings elsewhere.
Give your guests a schedule of events in order for all of your guests, including those from out-of-town, will know what events they should make time for and attend. Give them clear direction, times to be there and what they need to bring, so that things go smoothly.
If you wish to have a wedding cake that stands out and is a focal point in your reception, you may want to consider a matching piece of fabric. A pretty tablecloth made of textured fabric, velvet, shiny satin or a lace that matches the wedding dress are all nice choices.
You can look for local talent in many places; Craigslist is a great start to find people. Before you hand over any money, both bride and groom should meet with them ahead of time, in person.
Make sure you think of every detail, from the entertainment to the food. You want your guests to feel comfortable and as though they are a special part of your wedding.
It can be very hard to plan a wedding, but after all is said and done, it’s well worth it. This is one of the biggest celebrations you’ll have in your life, so you must make sure you have fun and enjoyment. Try using these tips to have that dream wedding.
Originally posted 2014-11-17 09:08:57.