Wedding planning, when not handled correctly, can drain all the joy out of the days preceding your ceremony. Here’s some tips to help make your wedding wonderful.
Getting married in the peak wedding season can cost a small fortune. The wedding season traditionally begins in May lasting through September. Venues tend to be pricier during these months. If you can’t plan your wedding at any other time, book your venue as soon as possible to get a great deal.
If you prefer to handle the refreshments and foods on your own, save money by shopping at wholesalers, such as Sam’s Club and Costco. When shopping wholesale, you can get large amounts of food for cheaper than you could if you did not wholesale shop. You can also see if your friends can help with food costs.
One of the things to consider for your wedding is transportation. Try having taxis and limos available for people who don’t have transportation after the wedding. This is also a good idea for guests who have had too much to drink at the wedding.
Tell your DJ the songs that you do not want to be played. Maybe you like metal, country, or have a great song that reminds you of someone from the past. No matter what, you must make sure he knows what music to avoid.
Those brides that are lovers of fashion and luxury can have bouquets embellished with rhinestones, diamonds, or Swarovski crystals. You can do this by applying some crystals, costume jewelry, or maybe even an heirloom piece. To make sure it coordinates with everything else you are wearing, be consistent with the colors, size and cut of the stones.
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. Their affordability, convenience and versatility make these arrangements highly desirable. Guests are able to take a cupcake when they leave, if you put them in a fancy take-out container.
If you are inviting your family to a destination wedding, ask if they want to enjoy the honeymoon with you as well. This will help save money and you may get a better discount. This can help them have a memorable day and a great vacation.
If you are holding a destination wedding, have a basket filled with useful items for their trip delivered directly to their room. Some useful items to include might be tourist information, sun hats, sunglasses, disposable cameras, maps of the area, sunscreen, and so on. Additionally, you may want to include a local restaurant guide so that your guests know where to eat.
Try to plan your reception for the afternoon. Alcohol consumption will be less during a day reception, which could help to reduce costs. Lunch receptions tend to be cheaper than dinner ones because of a possible lower need for alcohol. That money can then be used for other wedding expenses.
Use the information and tips from this article to take control of your wedding planning and to help you focus on the happiness of the occasion. Your wedding will be a day you will never forget, so make it what you want it to be.