Walking down the aisle may be one of your biggest dreams. It is very exciting to plan the perfect wedding, but it can also be very stressful.
To save money, choose a date that is not when most people typically get married. Traditionally, weddings take place between May and September. During the wedding season, venues are generally more expensive. Your best bet is to book your venue as soon as possible to secure the best possible price.
If you want your reception to stand out, go with ethnic themed catering! The standard is usually steak or chicken, so consider standing out with something different. Variety will give your guests yet one more way to remember your wedding.
When choosing a makeup artist, ask to see a sample book of makeup the artist has done. Are you comfortable with the makeup they’ve done before? Make sure that you are completely satisfied. Don’t be one of those people who is stuck with makeup they don’t like an hour before they walk down the aisle.
When you are planning your wedding don’t forget that people are going to need to get from your venue back to their hotel. Make sure your guests will have ways to be transported back to wherever they’re staying. This allows people to enjoy themselves and not have to worry about drinking and driving after the reception.
If the thought of a cake that costs thousands of dollars and packs on thousands of calories ruins your appetite, check with local and specialty bakers and inquire about individually sized portions. You may be able to find a bakery willing to provide freshly-baked cupcakes that are low-calorie and available in healthier options for family with special dietary needs such as gluten or sugar-free.
When talking to your DJ, let him know the songs you like as well as the song you don’t like. Maybe it’s country music, or heavy metal, or even your “special song” from an old lover. Whatever you choose, be sure they know about it so you don’t get mad about the song choices.
Shop around for your photographer before making a commitment for the big day. You want your photographer to know exactly what they are doing. To find some talented photographers near you, look for reviews online or see if friends or family can recommend anyone.
Instead of spending so much for a multi-layered wedding cake, opt instead for a multi-layered confection of mini tarts or sweet cupcakes. These arrangements are typically much cheaper and convenient. Your guests can help themselves to a couple of cupcakes in a to-go box on their way out the door.
While you are taking your wedding photos, do not let your guests wait. Try to take as many photos as you can before the ceremony begins. In order to reduce the length of time that the guests need to wait for the bride and groom to arrive at the wedding reception, the bride and groom should also be photographed with their parents in advance.
Planning your wedding doesn’t have to be overwhelming; by heeding the suggestions and advice of others who’ve gone through it, you can keep the anxiety and stress to a minimum. Who knows, maybe wedding planning will be as enjoyable as your actual wedding.