Weddings are a very meticulous process. To really feel as though you are prepared for the wedding, you need to acquire a good amount of knowledge in advance. Ahead are some tips that can help you do just that.
When you are marrying someone, it is important to work as a team when it comes time to plan your wedding. Try to optimize your decisions by coming to a compromise on the disagreements that you have so that you can both be as happy as possible when your big day comes.
If you have to buy linens for your reception, make sure that they fit your table at home. Another option is to ask family and friends to bring theirs from home so you can just return them, after being professionally cleaned, when you’re done. If you have to mix and match you can adjust your color scheme to make it look intentional!
If you are charging to photograph a wedding, make sure that all expectations are set before the big day. Find out what the couple are expecting to get at the end and what the cost will be. If you’re offering your services for free, then it’s just as important to find out what end product you’re being expected to deliver, and what it will cost you.
The best photographs are candid, so try to have as many unposed photographs taken as possible. My favorite wedding shots are from my reception where guests, and myself and the groom, are laughing and having a great time. These are the memories you want to have for the rest of your married life!
Designer candles, jewel-encrusted candelabras, and crystal decor can add up quickly when multiple tables are used for the wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. To save money, purchase large, unscented pillar candles of varying sizes. You can then use adornments and embellishments from bulk craft supply stores, such as stick-on colored crystals or textured, sheer ribbons to tie around each of the pillars.
For a unique spin on the traditional wedding guest book, use clothespins to affix blank heavyweight over-size gift tags to a floral garland, hemp rope, or line of pennants. Mount the line over a table near the entryway and provide a variety of pens and markers in bright colors. Guests can write messages of hope and blessings for the new couple, then pin them back on the rope.
Those who love you will not weigh the beauty of your day based on cost. If keeping to a smaller budget makes your day just as special to you as spending a fortune would, then so be it. Don’t spend yourself into a hole just to impress anyone. Your loved ones care more that you are happy and make the most of the day.
Ask the parents of the flower girl and/or ring bearer to get the children to bed early the night before the ceremony or try to give them a nap during the day for an evening wedding. Well-rested children are much more attentive and carry a longer attention span for things than children who may be irritable from a lack of sleep.
Pick bridesmaids that can be buddies for the children in the ceremony. Give them a care package with healthy treats, water, books, paper and crayons. All this can be used as a distraction when traveling between venues, or while waiting for pictures to be taken. Doing this will keep the children occupied, while still having them accessible.
Now that you know all these tips, you are ready to start planning for your wedding. Stay positive and keep learning all you can do to make your wedding easier.