The downside comes for many when they begin to plan for the most important day of their lives. Do not be victim to this when it should be the happiest time in your life. Here are some pointers for you to use to get the most out of your wedding.
Consider getting married outside of wedding season. The wedding season runs from May until September. Venues are usually more expensive then. If you decide to have your wedding during these months, you will get a better deal by booking far ahead of time.
If you decide to cater your own wedding party, go to the big wholesale stores, like Costco. Shopping wholesale when it comes to food helps you get the necessary items at a much cheaper cost. You can also see if your friends can help with food costs.
Choosing your favorite gown online can be faster and cheaper, but do so well in advance to allot extra time for alterations. It is perfectly possible to purchase a gown for a few hundred dollars and have it altered for as little as $200. Make sure you consider this cost in your wedding budget.
You should put a great deal of thought into writing your wedding vows. Marriage is very serious and is a strong way to commit to someone, understand that you both might have to make some sacrifices. Your vows should fully capture your feelings and dedication to your partner.
While you should always let your DJ know what songs you want played for your reception, it is just as important to alert him to any songs you do not like or want played. Maybe it’s country music, or heavy metal, or even your “special song” from an old lover. Make sure your partner knows about this too.
Instead of spending a fortune on a wedding cake, get a bunch of mini-tarts or cupcakes. These kinds of arrangements are versatile, affordable and convenient. Guests can serve themselves or even take one home as a party favor of sorts.
Avoid having your guests standing around waiting while you have your pictures taken. Get as many pictures as possible before the ceremony. Pictures with the couples respective parents should also be taken in advance to cut down on wait time for the guests arriving at the reception.
The lighting in your venue should be able to be dimmed. This small detail allows for little things like low lights on the first dance, and bright for the duration of the event. Ask the venue about this before committing to it.
It is a good idea to plan for an even number of guests at each table, since people tend to pair off in conversations. Try to group tables according to age, so that they could find similar things to talk about.
Take these ideas to heart in order to ensure smooth sailing on your wedding day and to plan an enjoyable experience for all. Your wedding is the beginning of your life with the person you love and will go well if you plan ahead.