Weddings are usually a tricky combination of planning, preparation and compromise. To really feel as though you are prepared for the wedding, you need to acquire a good amount of knowledge in advance. So, here are some tips you can use to make that happen.
When you’re getting plans together for your wedding, consider the types of alcoholic beverages you’re going to be serving. Also be aware of the cost. Having an open bar can be very expensive if it stays open for hours. Ask your venue about the different alcohol serving options that they have available.
When planning your wedding, keep in mind the weather. You want your guests to be comfortable in your wedding, and it would be bad to having them overly hot or cold. If your wedding is when it is hot outside, consider giving out hand fans and cold bottles of water. If you are planning your wedding in colder weather, let your guests know that they should dress appropriately.
Even if you have a wedding planner, make a checklist on the days leading up to the wedding, for things that you have to accomplish. This will allow you to take care of your personal needs so that you feel comfortable when the wedding day comes. Finish everything on this checklist for optimal success.
Make sure that the groom has appropriate socks for the wedding! Socks are such a small item that they may seem insignificant, but when he realizes that all his good socks are in the wash he may end up scrambling to buy a new pair at the last minute. Save him the hassle by picking him up a pair of “wedding socks” and keeping them aside for the big day.
Even if your budget is small, having two photographers at your wedding can catch shots that might be missed otherwise. Consider asking family members to take on the roll as an additional photographer, or even have both photographers be someone you know personally. Free is the best way to go, and they might even give you the end product as a wedding gift.
With any luck, the tips you read should help make for a smoother wedding day and give you some creative ideas you can add to your plans. But just remember that even proper planning doesn’t mean a perfect day, so expect a few surprises and don’t let them ruin your spirit on your wedding day.