Most people think of every detail of our wedding from childhood. The hairstyle we will have, the dress we will wear and how our bouquet will look are just some things we think about. But planning a wedding is quite different than simply dreaming about it.
The wedding pictures are amongst the most important wedding mementos. Hire a professional. Don’t be shy on spending money in this area as they can document this magical day to perfection.
Make sure that your husband and his groomsmen have everything planned in advance in the days leading up to the wedding. Check that they have all of the materials for their tuxedos and that everything fits as well. This will reduce your anxiety and ensure that everything goes according to plan.
Be sure that everyone will be able to hear during your wedding. If you are having an outdoor wedding, many things can cause your guests to not be able to hear. Consider having a sound system with microphones that are able to clip on to the bride and groom. This will allow everyone to hear what you are saying.
Take the time to look at the work of different photographers before committing to one. You’re not going to want to work with people that aren’t competent photographers. See if your loved ones know of a good photographer or look at online reviews.
Your guests are likely to be hungry and tired after the ceremony, so why not provide them with snacks as they make their way to the reception? Have someone stand at the door with hors d’oeuvres on a tray and small glasses of something refreshing to drink. Your guests will greatly appreciate it!
Practice walking in your wedding dress and shoes. Should you be worried about a mishap, consider some nice flats. Not having fancy heels is much easier to deal with than falling on your butt.
Unless you are throwing a gala event, keep the guest list realistic and keep it small. Invite the most important people in your life first; family and close friends. Do not branch out much further than this and it will keep your wedding intimate and make sure that you have time to socialize with everyone you invite. Too many guests will keep your running trying to acknowledge them all.
You don’t have to let planning your wedding overwhelm you. You can plan the one of your dreams. Planning your wedding should be as enjoyable as your wedding day.