Proposing marriage or accepting an engagement ring is usually very romantic for both members of a couple. However, planning your wedding can actually sometimes be much more romantic, and it can also be very stressful. Read on to find out how you can make wedding planning as fun and exciting as the ceremony itself.
Keep in mind that religion plays a big part in weddings and also going ahead in your marriage. It is important to talk openly about religion not only with your future spouse but also with both families.
Getting married in the peak wedding season can cost a small fortune. Most weddings take place between May and September. It is at this time that wedding venues will cost the most. To help ensure you are able to book the perfect venue, plan well in advance.
If you decide to handle the food for your wedding, Costco and other wholesale stores are the way to go. This is no secret but buying your foods from the big club stores will save quite a bit of money over retail grocery chains and that is considering the membership charge. You can also see if your friends can help with food costs.
Have your wedding on the property of a family member or friend. If you know anyone with a large enough backyard, you can save a lot of money on your wedding. Offer to pay people to come into the place ahead of time to do some cleaning and then after the event, and that will be the only costs.
Flowers look beautiful as centerpieces on the dinner tables, but don’t overdo it. A lot of the time flowers in the middle of the table are an annoyance. Some people attending your wedding may have pollen allergies, as well. As an alternative to flowers, place non-scented candles on the tables. This will also help to create a romantic ambiance.
The venue you pick needs to have enough room for dancing. You want to have ample room for everyone to get down, so if the dance floor of your favorite venue is lacking at least make sure that you can add some size by moving nearby tables and chairs.
Don’t postpone the reception while you have photographs taken. Take photos of the groomsmen and bridesmaids with the happy couple ahead of time. Also, pictures of the couple with their parents can be taken in advance; this reduces the waiting time for guests coming to the reception.
If you are having a destination wedding, surprise your guests with a basket chock full of goodies delivered to their hotel room. Include maps, cameras, hats, disposable cameras, or guides on local attractions that they may want to visit. It may also be nice to give them a guide to a restaurant in the area so they have an easier time finding a place to get food.
Keeping these wedding tips on the mind will help couples realize that they can come closer together by planning their wedding together. Jointly planning a successful wedding provides a good foundation for planning the actual marriage and life together that follows. This advice will ensure that a couple not only invests in the perfect wedding, but in the marriage itself.