You are planning your big day. Tons of time and effort goes into this process and the end result had better be good. So how do you make that happen and still keep your sanity along the way? The answer is quite easy and that is to read along and we will provide some wedding planning tips that can really help anyone to make it to the big day.
Deciding on a wedding date can be difficult. In fact, even choosing which season you want to hold your wedding in can be hard. A good way to decide the season is to first come up with a mental image of your perfect wedding, and focus particularly on the colors that will be involved such as in your floral arrangements. The four seasons have distinct color schemes, and one of them could naturally fit well with how you envision your wedding.
A good thing for the bride to keep in mind when it comes to weddings is to make sure that you do not have any distracting tan lines. This is important because you may try to get a nice tan before the wedding but tan lines may be distracting when in your dress.
Inviting children to a wedding is sweet until they get bored and go crazy. Consider having an area at your reception just for kids that is stocked with drawing materials, toys,games and, a babysitter. This will keep them busy while their parents can enjoy the evening without the hassle of watching the little ones.
Your guests are likely to be hungry and tired after the ceremony, so why not provide them with snacks as they make their way to the reception? Have someone stand at the door with hors d’oeuvres on a tray and small glasses of something refreshing to drink. Your guests will greatly appreciate it!
When you are planning your wedding, remember that you are not the only one getting married. This is also a big day for your significant other. You’re going to be a team after this, so why not work together and make it special for both of you? Make sure that you both have a “hand” in the planning.
Remember that the reception is the time for you to let loose, but do not act too wild as your in-laws will be at the wedding. Make sure that you dance and have the time of your life with your friends as you will cherish these moments for the rest of your life.
Be considerate of your guests and their travel arrangements when planning a destination wedding. You may have guests who will make vacation plans around this day and they should have adequate time to prepare. Sending out save the date cards or invitations, if possible, at least 8 months in advance will allow for just about any arrangements your guests will need to make.
Try to think of something to do for your out of town guests if you will be having a break between your ceremony and reception. Out of town guests will feel a little lost as to what they should do and coming up with something for them will show that you really appreciate the time and money they put in to make it out to your wedding.
As we’ve learned from Kim Kardashian and her husband Kris, it’s vitally important to figure out your living arrangements BEFORE you get married. Will one or both of you have to sell your homes? Will you move into one of your current residences or find a new home together? Rent or buy?
Keep your outdoor wedding decorations simple, at all costs. You will want to be the central of your wedding and too many decorations can take away from this. Keep your decorations very neat and ornate, but make sure not to go overboard, in order to allow your guests to maximize their experience.
If you’re having an informal wedding ceremony and want the experience to be more personal and intimate, consider arranging for a close friend or relative to register as a justice of the peace so that they may wed you. It’s not a complicated process and can make your wedding even more special.
If you want to have a short and civil ceremony yet you do not want to go to the courthouse to get married, search around on the internet and ask around town about independent ministers. Independent ministers are not associated with a church, have obtained an ordination, will often travel within reason to the wedding and have very good rates!
Even if a wedding photograph looks like it isn’t what you intended, keep it, at least in digital form. Sometimes the bride and groom will see a shot that they love even if the photographic composition is lacking. The couple are the final say, so leave it up to them to pick and choose their favorites.
You should do your best to help your guests get to your wedding. Even if they are paying for the trip themselves, you can have transportation waiting for them at the airport and pay for their accommodations. Make sure they have a pleasant traveling experience and will enjoy the wedding.
Make sure that everyone in your wedding party knows how they’re getting to the wedding site and back home from your wedding! This is especially important if you’re going to be serving alcohol, and essential if it’s an open bar. If you’re worried about anyone getting too inebriated, offer free cab rides to anyone who doesn’t bring a car, or drive them home in your limo.
The time has come to plan your wedding. It is the biggest day of your life, and you’re putting every drop of energy into the process. You just might lose your sanity along the way, right? Wrong! If you follow the tips we have provided, you can make it to your big day and keep your sanity intact. Take a deep breath and enjoy the ride!