A wedding is a very special day for a groom and bride, since it’s a union of their love. These suggestions will help that day to run smoothly, for all parties concerned. Good planning leads to a successful wedding day.
Weddings are one of the more difficult things to plan during the course of your life. Make sure that before your wedding, you are extremely organized so you are in a great position when it comes time to decide on certain questions. This will give you the best opportunity for success.
Bear in mind the cost of the alcohol that you will be serving at your wedding, and try to find one that is cost efficient. Open bars can be expensive and can be more so if they’re open a long time. Ask about the different serving options your venue offers regarding alcohol.
Finding your perfect wedding dress might be an expensive activity. When you shop for a dress, try dresses that aren’t categorized as wedding dresses. You could get a bridesmaid’s dress, and it would be just a fraction of the cost. Remember, the dress you chose can be altered to change the styling, and the total cost will still probably be less than the cost of purchasing an official wedding dress.
If you want to minimize the stress that you have on the days leading up to your wedding, hire a wedding planner. This person will be able to make sure that everything runs smoothly and that time management is taken care of. Hiring a wedding planner can be expensive but it can make a huge difference to your stress levels, as well as to the overall quality of the wedding day.
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.
Make sure that you wear comfortable shoes on your wedding day. You will be standing throughout most of the ceremony and dancing for most of the reception, so you do not want to neglect your feet. This does not mean you have to get ugly shoes, just get comfortable, attractive ones.
Look at suits for the men in the wedding as opposed to tuxedos. Suits can very easily fill the role of a tuxedo with the right accoutrements. You will find that not only will these be cheaper to rent than a tux, in some cases, purchasing the suits can be cheaper than a tuxedo rental.
Part of the wedding tradition is to wear “something borrowed,” so don’t hesitate to borrow jewelry from a friend. That way you will have the look you desire and the wedding will be even more extraordinary.
As an example, why not try a fusion menu with contemporary dishes that everyone enjoys? Another alternative is to offer ethnic dessert or drink options to the menu.
If you want to have reception next to a pond or in the evening, think about bugs. Put bug repelling candles on the tables. Protect the food and drinks from bugs with cloths or nets. You can also hand out bug spray to your guests and tell them to dress accordingly.
By using the suggestions here, your wedding will be an event to remember that everyone enjoys. This is a special day of commitment, so it is worth the attention to detail to make the day extraordinary. The groom and bride deserve to have their dream wedding.