In your relationship, becoming engaged is one of your most memorable and romantic moments. Planning a wedding, however, isn’t always so romantic. Sometimes it stresses one or both future spouses out and may even lead to relationship trouble. Here’s some tips to help you plan a wedding while enjoying the entire process.
Ask the members of your reception who plan to give a speech to practice them with you so you can vet their content. Wedding guests cover many generations of family and friends, and the humor of newer generations might offend elders.
The photos taken during your wedding are important as you’ll look at these a lot of times during your lifetime. It pays to spend the extra cash to hire a wedding photographer in order to reduce the chance of some amateur screwing up your wedding photos.
Tell your DJ the songs that you do not want to be played. Maybe it’s country music, or heavy metal, or even your “special song” from an old lover. No matter what, you must make sure he knows what music to avoid.
When choosing the location for your reception, make sure you have enough room for a dance floor. You don’t want to have dancers crashing into seated guests or knocking over the dessert table, so ensure you have adequate space available. If necessary, move some chairs and tables out of the way to make more room.
If you want to add some sparkle and class to your bouquet, use crystals, diamonds, or rhinestones. For example, incorporate vintage brooches, Swarovski crystals or costume jewelry into the design. Use stones that are roughly the same cut, size, and color as those in your ensemble to ensure coordination.
Full length mirrors are great for practicing the “aisle-walk.” If you will be wearing heels, this is even more crucial. If you worry about twisting your ankle, wear pretty flats instead. Wouldn’t you rather have mediocre-looking footwear than wearing something that could cause harm?
Instead of an expensive wedding cake, get cupcakes or mini-tarts. This will make things very convenient for you. Guests may opt to grab a cupcake on their way out, using cute take-out style containers that are provided.
If your family will be traveling a far distance to your wedding, invite them to extend their trip a little. By booking longer stays, money can be saved. This helps make your wedding experience more memorable for everyone!
“Destination” wedding guests will appreciate a thoughtful gift of vacation items awaiting them in their rooms. Fill the basket with useful, fun items like a map, camera, sunblock and brochures from local attractions. One piece that will really make this idea a hit with everyone is to include a restaurant guide so that all your guests are able to find options that they enjoy.
A couple that remembers this advice might discover that the process of wedding planning can draw them closer to each other. Planning your wedding together is an excellent introduction to marriage. After all, you’ll have to make many decisions together throughout the course of your married life. Follow these pieces of advice to not only create a wonderful wedding experience for yourselves, but also to lay the groundwork for a lifetime of cooperation and mutual support.