Weddings are rare and special events that mark significant dates in couple’s lives, as well as the lives of their friends and family. Weddings denote the joining of not just two people, but the conjunction of two families. Whether you are planning on your own wedding, preparing someone else’s or have just been invited to one, read on to learn what to expect.
Weddings will use a lot of materials, so when you are planning your wedding, make sure that you do things to support the green movement. Try to use a lot of recyclable items to limit the amount of waste that is created. This will help the environment tremendously and improve your conscience as well.
Keep your outdoor wedding decorations simple, at all costs. You will want to be the central of your wedding and too many decorations can take away from this. Keep your decorations very neat and ornate, but make sure not to go overboard, in order to allow your guests to maximize their experience.
Your hair is one of the most imperative parts of your wedding, as you will want this to look great for the photographs that are taken at the reception. Schedule a trial appointment with the hair stylist of your choice so that you can get an idea of the style you want.
Don’t use an overabundance of flowers as table centerpieces for your reception. Flowers can be obstructive to guests a lot of the time. Furthermore, one or two of your guests could be allergic to certain flowers. As an alternative to flowers, place non-scented candles on the tables. This will also help to create a romantic ambiance.
When photographing a wedding you’ll need to wear sensible shoes! That means no high heels for women as you might find yourself standing on a chair or pew and the last thing you want to do is take a tumble and ruin the wedding! Flat shoes with a good tread will keep you stable.
Follow this advice from star stylists before red carpet appearances: A week before your wedding, put on your head-to-toe big day look (hair, makeup, shoes, dress) and have a member of your wedding party photograph you. Pictures don’t lie, and you may find an opportunity to tweak or update your look that you might otherwise not have thought of.
When considering how many ushers you’ll need to seat people at your ceremony, know that the common standard is using approximately one usher for every fifty people. In a smaller venue you may only need one usher, especially if the aisle is small and only one group can be seated at a time. Think ahead!
When you have family that can offer services that are perfect for your wedding, such as a DJ or baker, do not be afraid to ask for the gift of trade. It can be a tremendous boon to your budget if someone close to you can offer a service as all or part of their wedding gift to you. Just remember that this is a business for them, most likely, and they may have restrictions.
Silk flowers offer great alternative for many of the flowers that you would include in your wedding anyways. 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.
As you were promised earlier in the article, you now know something about weddings. Keep in mind what you have learned, and you can make sure to honor the happy couple appropriately when you go, or have the day of your life if you are the lucky groom or bride.