Planning the perfect wedding can be a source for a lot of stress for many people and sometimes, even leads to a cancellation of the wedding. Using a few tips, you can avoid the stress and hassles of planning your wedding and keep the joyous occasion filled with joy, instead of negativity.
Before you get married, make sure you discuss the subject of children with your prospective mate. Having this discussion beforehand will avoid any disagreements after you’re married.
To save money, choose a date that is not when most people typically get married. The most expensive period will be between late spring and fall. Wedding venues are usually more expensive during this time. If you can’t plan your wedding at any other time, book your venue as soon as possible to get a great deal.
Do not starve just so your wedding dress fits. Starving yourself will just dehydrate you and make you feel sick. Passing out at the altar in the middle of exchanging vows? Not a pleasant thought. Rather, get a dress with an integrated corset so that it can be easily adjusted.
If you’re already living with your spouse-to-be and don’t really need housewares for wedding gifts, ask for cash instead. If you include a cute little poem asking people to consider giving you a cash gift instead of something you can’t use, you’ll be saving them the time it takes to shop and helping pay for your honeymoon!
Consider having an alcohol-free reception to alleviate the worries that inebriated guests can cause. If you do choose to go this route, make sure to offer many beverage options to your guests including soda, water, coffee, and tea so they don’t feel like they’re going to get parched. Having a homemade fruit punch served in a fountain can make a gorgeous centerpiece for your catering table!
Skip having guests throw confetti at your wedding as it makes a mess and isn’t good for the environment, nor will you like picking it out of your hair. Instead, give your guests a noisemaker with the date of your wedding and your names on it to take home as an inexpensive keepsake.
An important component to your wedding is the invitations that you send out to your guests. Make sure that you make these as elegant as possible, as you want the invitations to represent how people see you and your future husband. Quality invitations will help to garner respect for your wedding.
Displaying photographs of the bride and groom adds a personal touch to any reception, but the cost of decorative picture frames can add up very quickly. Instead, string two- to three-foot sections of ribbon, faux pearls, or floral garlands in a conspicuous place near the entry to the reception site. Then, use small scrapbook clips to clip the photographs to the ribbon. This is much more affordable and prevents damage to your photos.
When you arrive to your reception, make sure to make the rounds to all the tables to greet your guests. By the end of the night you should have spoken with each guest at least twice, so take that into consideration as you plan your events for the evening. Don’t forget to say goodbye as each guests leaves if you can.
Using these tips, you should be able to plan your wedding with a minimal amount of stress and almost none of the hassles. It is perfectly natural to have a little stress, but to be consumed by stress over wedding plans, is completely unnecessary and not a good way to begin a lifetime with your partner.