Weddings are supposed to be about the couple’s love, not how much you spend on silly details. The most important part of the wedding is the betrothed couple and those they love. This piece is meant to keep your focus in the right place.
Set a date outside of the wedding season. The traditional season for weddings is May to September. It is at this time that wedding venues will cost the most. Should you have to book during the season, do so well in advance to garner your best deal.
In your wedding plans, make sure you consider what types of alcohol you wish to serve, and which ones are most cost effective. Having an open bar can be very expensive if it stays open for hours. Wedding venues will have different options, such as a limited open bar or a offering fewer options to help keep alcohol costs down.
You save large amounts of money by purchasing your wedding dress online. However, it is crucial that you do it far in advance, should it need any alterations. Even though a gown can be fairly cheap, having it altered to fit your perfectly can sometimes be more costly. Keep in mind any additional costs, and include it in your budget.
Take the time to carefully consider the most important aspect of the wedding, your future spouse. This is a huge commitment, and rushing into things for the sake of being married may be catastrophic. Be sure you carefully take into account the traits that you require in a mate, and which ones will drive you insane.
Avoid cluttering tables with too many flowers at your reception. Most of the time, the flowers are just in the way of your guests. Plus, some guests may be allergic to flowers. Consider placing non scented candles on the table for a romantic look.
While you definitely want to provide songs you like to your DJ, you also want to include songs you definitely don’t want to make the list. It could be heavy metal or country, or even a song that reminds you of someone not-so-special. Tell the man you are marrying so that he is not surprised.
Instead of spending too much for a large wedding cake, opt instead for one that is comprised of multiple layers of mini tarts or sweet cupcakes. Many people like these sorts of arrangements because they are convenient, versatile and affordable. Each guest can just grab a cupcake or tart, then put them into special take-out inspired box.
A nice present to give to your wedding guests at a wedding in a different town is a gift basket full of vacation items that you can have sent to their room. You will want to include useful items such as a disposable camera, tourist map that shows fun places in the local area, sunglasses and a hat. Another nice gesture is to include a restaurant guide, since people do need to eat after all.
One detail to consider is that the venue lighting can be dimmed, if necessary. It may sound insignificant, but you are probably going to want to dim the lights for the first dance and turn them back up for the remainder of the reception. Before you sign any contracts with the venue, make sure this is an option.
Make certain to send an online itinerary to your guests with the events, so they know how they should schedule their day and which part they are looking to attend. Let people know what events, like the rehearsal etc., that they need to show up for, so they end up in the right place at the right time.
Even if you’re sure of the dress you want and have bought it, keep it in the bridal shop prior to getting married. It can get damaged or wrinkled while hanging in your closet. Leave it where it is, and it will look perfect on your wedding.
If you have a large wedding cake decorated in brightly colored icing that has its own stand, consider placing the stand on some color-coordinated fabric to create a stunning focal piece. You can choose from a wide selection of fabrics, including silk, velvet and satin, and you can then opt for either patterned fabrics or solid-colored fabrics.
As previously mentioned, weddings are about two people that are in love, not about impressing guests with a bunch of decorations. You can have a memorable wedding just by concentrating on the joining of two souls. Use this advice to make for a great wedding that everyone has fun at.