Would you like to have your wedding in the summer or winter? Torn between roses and daffodils? There are so many decisions that need to be make when you’re planning a wedding. Whether you’re a bride or a bridesmaid, a groom or a groomsman, these tips will help you in planning the ideal wedding.
One thing to take into consideration is when you get married. The off seasons can save quite a bit of money that can be used elsewhere. Many brides and grooms decided to tie the knot between May and September. During these months, venues become more expensive. Book in advance if you must schedule your wedding during this time.
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. 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. Also, ask friends and family members to help cover the cost of the food.
Buying your wedding dress may be expensive. When looking for a dress, consider dresses that aren’t necessarily in the wedding dress category. A simpler dress may suit your needs and will be less expensive than a typical wedding dress. Even if you need the dress to be altered, it will probably be less expensive than buying a wedding dress.
Spend some time writing your vows. These words are important for your new spouse. Understand that marriage requires an endless commitment from both parties and that sacrifices often have to be made. Make your love for your spouse-to-be crystal clear in your vows.
Use a mirror to visualize and practice when you walk down the aisle, especially if you plan to wear heels. Go with flats if you’re worried about twisting an ankle. Sexy footwear won’t do you any good if you wind up falling on your bum.
You can save a lot of money by purchasing cupcakes or mini tarts rather than a large tiered wedding cake. This will make things very convenient for you. Guests can serve themselves or even take one home as a party favor of sorts.
While you are taking your wedding photos, do not let your guests wait. The bride, groom and wedding party should take the photos in advance. Pictures of the parents with the bride and groom are also able to be shot beforehand and reduce the wait time for the guests at the reception.
If you and your spouse love a similar thing such as travel, incorporate it into your wedding theme and decorations. For example, you could make your wedding invites or your save-the-date cards look as though they were vintage postcards or travel passes. An interesting travel bag decorated with colored bows and ribbons can be set up as a decoration alongside the guestbook or pictures of the bride and groom.
After reading these tips, it’s safe to say that you probably weren’t aware of even half of these ideas. And that’s because no one ever realizes just how much goes into planning a wedding until they’re actually staring at it in the face. A wedding is perhaps the most detail-oriented celebration out there, so be sure that you’re using these tips to help you out.