As for relationships, the engagement is often the most romantic moment. On the other hand, the wedding planning that follows is usually the opposite of romantic in its demands and stress. The following pieces of advice will help any couple make sure that the planning of their wedding goes smoothly.
Should you want to cater the food yourself, look to wholesale stores like Sam’s. You’ll get better deals on large quantities of food if you shop wholesale. Think about asking friends and relations to chip in on the food.
Online wedding gown purchases can be easy on your wallet, but give yourself enough time for alterations as needed. You can purchase wedding gowns for as low as $100 online, but sometimes the alterations may cost you double that amount. Make sure to include this added cost in your wedding budget.
Keep the wedding in line with how you are personally. Make sure it reflects your spouse as well. Select a wedding theme that really symbolizes the times that you and your future spouse have spent together.
You need to tell your DJ what you do want to be played, but also make sure he or she understands what not to play. Perhaps this includes heavy rock, country music or a song that reminds you of an ex. This will help you to avoid discomfort on the big day.
When choosing the location for your reception, make sure you have enough room for a dance floor. Forgetting this can end with a cramped reception, so don’t forget this important detail. You can always move chairs and tables to have more space for dancing.
If you are having a destination wedding, a good gift to get your guests is a basket filled with vacation goodies sent to their room. Have items in them like disposable cameras, hats, sunglasses and tourist maps of the exciting places that they can visit. You may want to include a food guide to some local restaurants so that they can eat.
Provide your guests with an online itinerary of events so that everyone, including out-of-town attendees, know what they should be scheduling and planning to attend. Let the guests know what they need to come to, so they can get there when you want them there.
If you can afford it, have the event on a ship and just invite your closest friends and family. The honeymoon can ensue right after the wedding is over! Some cruise companies even have special rates for those getting married and honeymooning on their ships.
Having a friend or relative become ordained online can allow them to officiate your wedding. While having someone special officiate makes the ceremony truly yours, it also has the additional perk of allowing you to redirect the money for something else, such as flowers. Make sure to use caution by asking the local officials, to make sure doing this isn’t against the law where you are.
Any couple that works together to put these tips into action will undoubtedly learn more about each other in the process, and find themselves even closer. Jointly planning a successful wedding provides a good foundation for planning the actual marriage and life together that follows. These tips can help you invest in a beautiful wedding and a marriage that will last forever.