Weddings do not always have to be expensive and outlandish, sometimes the best weddings are the simple ones. The most important factors are you and your partner and those you want to share this day with. This article helps direct your attention to what is important in your wedding.
To save money, choose a date that is not when most people typically get married. The traditional season for weddings is May to September. Many venues cost more at this time. If you want to book your wedding at those times, make sure you are booking far enough in advance so you get a great deal.
Photographs capture memories that will last a lifetime. It would be wise to spend a few more dollars and employ a professional photographer to perfectly capture these once-in-a-lifetime images.
Ethnic catering can give your reception that extra spice your guests crave. Steak and chicken are both overrated, not to mention boring. Variety makes things interesting, so why not incorporate it into your big day?
An overabundance of flowers on reception tables causes trouble. The flowers will often just get in the way when your guests are trying to eat. There might be a few of your guests that are also allergic to flowers. Try putting some scent free candles on your wedding tables.
Don’t make your guests wait while you take all of your photos. Many photographs, including the bridal part and the groomsmen, can be taken before the ceremony. Additionally, photographs of the bride with her parents and the groom with his parents can be taken before the wedding.
Midday is your best bet for planning a wedding reception. Most people will drink less during the day, which will cut back on the cost to fill the bar. Having your wedding during the midday can also cut food costs and even get you a discount for booking during the day.
Put your schedule of events online, so that all guests can access it at any time. Also, let your guests know what events they need to be present for, so they will be where they are supposed to be, when they’re supposed to be there.
Part of the wedding tradition is to wear “something borrowed,” so don’t hesitate to borrow jewelry from a friend. This “something borrowed” will enhance the way you look and feel and add a special touch to the day.
Consider silk flowers for your wedding instead of spending a lot of money on luxurious floral arrangements. You can buy them months ahead of time, if you like, and it will save you the trouble of having to worry about your flowers for the big day.
Take the time to plan all aspects of your wedding, including food, seating, schedules and who is responsible for overseeing each of these, so there won’t be unpleasant surprises. Your friends and family have made a special effort to be there for your big day, so make sure they have an engaging and exciting experience.
In conclusion, weddings ought to focus on the happy couple rather than the flashiness and money people spend. You can have a memorable wedding just by concentrating on the joining of two souls. Use this advice and you will see what’s important for a wedding.