Planning a wedding is almost sure to create lots of stress for the engaged couple. There are lots of decisions that have to be made and interference from friends and family, though well intentioned, tend to make the process harder. Use the following tips to plan your wedding without going nuts.
Rehearse your walk in advance of the big day. Get acquainted with the floor you will be walking on and do this with the same shoes you plan on wearing. This will lend confidence to your walk when your wedding day arrives.
The wedding dress may be a major expense. When shopping for your dress, consider dresses that may not be categorized as a wedding dress. A bridesmaid dress might strike your fancy as an option, and it would be cheaper than a dress designated for the bride. Even if this dress is not perfect and you need some adjustments made to make it your dream dress, it could still run you quite a bit less then an actual wedding dress.
Purchasing a wedding gown online may save you several hundred dollars initially. I spent $100 on the gown I purchased for my wedding, but spent another $200 for altering it. Keep in mind any additional costs, and include it in your budget.
Take your time when writing vows, and spend as much time as you need to write something meaningful. Be clear about the fact that both parties must make a number of sacrifices and be consistent to the commitment of marriage. Express your love in your vows.
Try having your reception midday. You will find that people are not so ready to drink heavily during the day, which will cut back on the costs of an open bar. 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.
See that the lighting at the reception venue has the ability to be dimmed. This may seem minor, but lighting is important to setting the mood and dimmed lights are preferable for your first dance. Check out the lighting available at different venues before picking one.
During your wedding planning, arrange for even numbers of guests at each table. Another thing to consider when arranging your table seating is the age of the people at the table. Try to group the same aged people at each table.
You can even ask one of your friends if you can borrow some jewelry for the big wedding day. By doing this, you can get the look that you want and add a special touch to your wedding.
If travel is a common bond between the groom and bride, incorporate this into a theme for the day. You could fashion your invitations to resemble boarding passes or vintage postcards. Prop open a leather vintage suitcase and display family photos, wedding programs and party favors.
Give yourself a pat on the back for getting to this point. Planning a wedding may be intimidating; however, you can make it through. This is your wedding. Use these tips to have the best wedding day ever.