Weddings can be a very delicate and stressful process; however, you have to go in with an optimistic mindset so things can fall into place. The best thing to do to get prepared for all of this is to learn whatever you can about weddings. Then you will be able to make sure that yours goes well. Here are a few tips to increase your knowledge of weddings.
It is likely that religious matters will come up from time to time during the course of your marriage. Speak about religion with the person you’re engaged to and the close family members on each side so that everyone feels comfortable at the ceremony.
If you plan to serve your own food at the wedding, try shopping wholesale at places like Costco. You’ll get better deals on large quantities of food if you shop wholesale. Try asking friends to split food costs.
You can save a lot of money by purchasing your wedding gown online. However, remember to give yourself plenty of time for alterations. I only spent $100 on my gown when I was married, but I spent another $200 on having it altered. Be sure to add the additional cost of alterations in your budget.
Instead of one large, expensive wedding cake, consider serving cupcakes or several small cakes. You may be able to find a bakery willing to provide freshly-baked cupcakes that are low-calorie and available in healthier options for family with special dietary needs such as gluten or sugar-free.
If you are on a budget, consider scheduling your reception for around lunchtime. Since most of your guests won’t be interested in drinking much alcohol during this hour, you can save money on your bar costs. Having your wedding during the midday can also cut food costs and even get you a discount for booking during the day.
If possible, see if your reception venue offers lighting choices. While this may appear trivial, you want to have this option, perhaps for your first dance, then brighter for the remainder of your ceremony. Ask the prospective venue about it, before choosing.
When planning out your table situation at your wedding, make sure that each table has an even number of people sitting at it. Try to group tables according to age, so that they could find similar things to talk about.
Give your wedding guests a time line of events of your wedding, they will know how to plan! Include relevant information about the rehearsal dinner, reception and so on, so that each person knows where to be.
If money isn’t an issue, you may want to get married on a cruise ship with close members of your family and close friends. This means you can start your honeymoon immediately. You may even get a great wedding deal.
It is hoped that you have learned some great ideas for planning the perfect day for your wedding and that you also learned how to make it memorable. 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.