When you get engaged and decide to get married it is one of the best times in your relationship. However, the stress of planning the wedding might make the romance pale in comparison. Here is advice to help couples who are planning their wedding enjoy the planning process as much as the wedding itself.
Religious practices will be a part of your wedding, and also an important part of your marriage. Talk with your partner and their family about their religion and traditions.
You want to think about and practice your aisle walk prior to your wedding day. Be certain to practice at the wedding venue while wearing your wedding-day shoes. Your walk will flow more smoothly when your special day arrives.
You may be able to save money on your wedding by planning it during an “off season”. Most weddings take place between May and September. Wedding venues are more expensive during these months. If you still want to have your wedding during this time, be sure to make all your arrangements well in advance so you receive the best possible deal.
When you are planning your wedding festivities, think hard about the kinds of alcoholic beverages that are going to be available, and also how much of a price tag they will carry. If there’s a bar that’s open, it can be expensive, especially the longer it’s open. The folks running your venue may have affordable bar services, so be sure and ask them about it.
A wedding dress is a big expense. There are often prom dress or bridesmaids dresses available that can turn out to be a beautiful choice for a wedding dress. For example, a bridesmaid dress is typically much less expensive and may be just what you’re looking for. Remember, the dress you chose can be altered to change the styling, and the total cost will still probably be less than the cost of purchasing an official wedding dress.
Use the property of a friend or a member of the family for your wedding. Instead of booking a ballroom, try holding your wedding in a backyard or field instead. Offer to pay someone to come in ahead of time and after the event to do the cleaning for them, but that should be your only cost.
Look to renting diamonds for your special day if you are on a strict budget but still want to have that special look. Renting diamonds will allow you to have the wedding look you’ve always dreamed of, even if you’re on a strict budget.
Make sure the lights at your reception venue have dimmer switches. This might seem a tad bit trivial, but the option should be there if you prefer to have low lighting for your first dance, as opposed to brighter lighting for the other activities. Before you sign any contracts with the venue, make sure this is an option.
Anyone who is willing to use these guidelines is sure to enjoy a smoother, more hassle-free planning process. Successfullly planning a wedding together is similar and helpful to getting ready to plan a life together. Apply the tips you’ve read above to planning your wedding together, and you will be making a first step towards investing in your future.