Many people dream of the day they get married. Although planning a wedding can be very exciting, without the proper guidance it can be overwhelming.
Keep in mind that for many, religion plays a significant role on both their wedding day and their actual marriage. Talking to your partner about his or her religion is important, but talking to the in-laws about their religion is essential, as well.
You will need to make a choice about how much alcohol you want to pay for, and which type of serving will be most cost efficient. An open bar is very costly and can become extremely expensive if open for long periods of time. Wedding venues will have different options, such as a limited open bar or a offering fewer options to help keep alcohol costs down.
Try using the property of a loved one for the wedding venue. If you know anyone with a large enough backyard, you can save a lot of money on your wedding. Make sure you offer to hire help to prepare and to clean, though. Do not leave this up to the homeowner.
Do not starve just so your wedding dress fits. You will want to look nourished and hydrated on your wedding day. The last thing you will want to do is faint. Get a dress that has a corset-like back that is removable.
Think about wedding transportation. Make sure your guests will have ways to be transported back to wherever they’re staying. Also, this is helpful for those who drank liquor during the event.
Your guests shouldn’t wait while you are having pictures taken. The bride, groom and wedding party should take the photos in advance. Pictures with the parents should be done before too.
Vacation goody baskets make great delivery presents to guests at your destination wedding. The basket should contain useful items such as a map, sunglasses, disposable cameras and a hat. A local restaurant guide is also a great thing to include in the basket because it can help them to find great places to eat.
A midday reception may be the perfect way to cut costs at your wedding. During the day most people drink less alcohol, which can greatly reduce your bar needs. What’s more, receptions that feature lunch rather than dinner generally cost less money, so you can funnel the savings into better food or some other part of the wedding.
Have your wedding while on a cruise with your close family and friends. This can help ensure your honeymoon follows the ceremony’s ending. Many cruise companies offer a special rate for a combined wedding/honeymoon package.
Craigslist is a good place to look when you want to locate someone local to assist you with a wedding. Make sure to meet them in person, with your groom for safety, before you give them any money.
Wedding planning doesn’t have to turn into an overwhelming stressful event. You might even enjoy planning it just as much as your actual wedding.