Would you prefer to have a winter wedding or a summer wedding? Do you want flowers? If so, will they be live or artificial? There are a lot of decisions that have to be made for this special day. Regardless of whether you are the bride or groom, or simply someone helping plan the event, the advice that follows is sure to aid in creating a wonderful day.
If you are having a reception at a venue that doesn’t supply the decor, you’ll have to pick up the napkins and tablecloths yourself. I wouldn’t recommend going with plastic, so instead pick up inexpensive fabric and hem the edges to make it look like a professionally finished product. Do the same for napkins in a matching color.
Make sure that if you are going to be traveling out of the country on your honeymoon, to have all of your documents intact, including your passport. This is a stress that you will not need right after your wedding and could put a damper on your honeymoon if something is lost.
The most important preparation for a wedding is to expect the unexpected. When it happens, laugh it off and let someone in your wedding party deal with it. No matter what it is, it will be resolved, and you’ll look back and laugh at it someday. Really, it’s true!
Vintage or antique place settings are a perfect addition to a retro or period-inspired rehearsal dinner or reception, but they are also extremely expensive. Instead of spending days trying to track down a complete set, consider private rental companies that, for a modest sum, rent out entire place settings, silverware, and serving utensils.
If a wedding cake with a high price tag or high calorie count doesn’t appeal to you, check around at local bakeries for beautiful individual portions. Some bakeries will even ship fresh cupcakes with fewer than 100 calories per serving as well as healthy options like gluten-free ingredients, fruit-filling instead of frosting, no-calorie sweeteners, or even tart meringue toppings.
Consider creating a gift registry at your favorite store when you are getting married. Many time, guests will buy the couple gifts that they never or rarely use. By creating a gift registry, your guests can get you and your spouse gifts that you personally want and will actually get use out of.
When getting quotes from vendors for your wedding, avoid mentioning that you are planning a wedding if you don’t have to. Some vendors mark up the price of services for weddings, so you may pay more in the end than you would for a similarly sized event with the same needs.
After reading these tips, it’s safe to say that you probably weren’t aware of even half of these ideas. And that’s because no one ever realizes just how much goes into planning a wedding until they’re actually staring at it in the face. A wedding is perhaps the most detail-oriented celebration out there, so be sure that you’re using these tips to help you out.