Many of us have daydreamed about the day when we will walk down the aisle ever since childhood, right down to the gown we will wear, what our hair will look like, and the colors in our bouquet. While it is exciting thinking about your wedding, the planning part can turn out frustrating if you don’t have the right knowledge.
Practice your walk down the aisle many times on the days leading up to the wedding. Do it at your actual wedding site to test out its floor with your chosen shoes. Your walk will flow more smoothly when your special day arrives.
If you’re taking care of the food yourself, shop at a wholesale store, like Costco. Wholesale prices are generally lower. See if your friends can chip in for food costs.
Look at samples of past work before hiring a makeup artist. Are you comfortable with the makeup they’ve done before? It is critically important that you know they can meet your needs. You don’t want to be stuck with a bad makeup artist.
Be sure to browse around for experienced and skilled photographers, before you commit to one for your wedding. You never want a photographer who is unlikely to make you happy in the end. To find reputable photographers near you, browse online review sites or get a personal recommendation from someone you know.
When choosing the location for your reception, make sure you have enough room for a dance floor. Nothing is as bad as getting crammed into a tight area like sardines when the guests around you are dancing, so clear out any furniture necessary to give space to those wanting to groove.
If you are on a budget, consider scheduling your reception for around lunchtime. Your bar tab will be significantly less as people drink less in daylight. The costs of lunch are far more affordable than catered dinners. Therefore, you can afford to step up your menu or divert that part of your budget to another area, such as floral arrangements or wedding favors.
Make sure the lighting at your wedding reception venue can be dimmed. While this may appear trivial, you want to have this option, perhaps for your first dance, then brighter for the remainder of your ceremony. Before giving the venue the thumbs up and your money, ask them about this detail.
Online classified websites are a great place to seek out local talent for your wedding. Be certain to take the time to meet them and interview them before making any agreements or giving them money.
If you and your spouse love a similar thing such as travel, incorporate it into your wedding theme and decorations. Save-the-date notices and invitations are available in styles that resemble passports, boarding passes or vintage postcards. Design your wedding program and guest favors to match too.
Planning your wedding doesn’t have to be overwhelming; by heeding the suggestions and advice of others who’ve gone through it, you can keep the anxiety and stress to a minimum. You’re going to find enjoyment with the planning all the way to the big day!