Planning a wedding can be one of the most complicated, stressful events of a couple’s life together. There can be hundreds of details to perfect and decisions to make, even with the simplest ceremony. Here are some tips and tricks to ensure that your wedding is as stress-free and as happy as possible.
When you are getting married, ask for help from family and friends, especially those who have gone through the wedding process before. They will help to offer you exceptional advice, as they have the experience that is necessary to give input on your decision. Tap into the heads of your loved ones for sound information.
The dress is usually the single most important part of the wedding, as you will want to look your best and fit at the same time. Develop a price range as to how much you want to spend on your dress and find the best one that fits your budget.
The most important part of marriage is the person you plan on marrying. Don’t make this choice in a hurry. Think about this person and what things will drive you crazy, along with what you can’t live without.
Between your ceremony and your reception there can be a long down-time for your guests. If they can’t be seated at their tables right away, choose a venue that has a bar or lounge available for them to hang out in while they wait for the guests of honor to arrive.
Make sure that the venue you choose for your reception has adequate space for dancing. There is nothing worse than being crammed like sardines while the people around you are trying to do the Mashed Potato, so move some tables and chairs to make the extra room you need to get your groove on!
To ensure that you make it down the aisle with ease, be sure to try on your wedding shoes and wear them for one to two hours – at least twice – before the big day. This is especially important if you are unaccustomed to wearing heels, or if your feet are prone to swelling. It will also help you to decide if you need to add strap or heel cushions to your shoes to prevent blisters.
For your wedding rehearsal and dinner, do not wait until the last minute to put together a “look” for your hair, makeup, attire, and accessories. This is an important and memorable part of the wedding experience, and you can create a more involved participation by using the time as a way to offer friends and loved ones, a sneak peak into the design aesthetic of your big day.
Give the children who attend your wedding some responsibility to keep them occupied. If they have to guard the ring with their life, or count how many people come in the doors, they’ll have something to do and it should keep the boredom at bay. They may need to have different tasks to keep occupied, though, as they could become tedious.
Call the hotels which are local to your wedding venue to see if they have group rates and bulk availability of rooms for out-of-town guests, and the bride if she so chooses, at least six months in advance. Calling this early can get you some excellent discounts, especially if you put some money down at the same time.
Even though modern weddings can be extremely complicated, and can take months to plan properly, you can survive the process and make sure the wedding goes off without a hitch. These tips will help you have a wedding ceremony that goes so well that all your friends will want to know exactly how you did it.