Weddings should also focus on simple things and the fact that you are in love with your spouse and not just about providing the flashiest details and experiences for everyone. When the wedding couple is truly the focus, much of the stress can fall away. This piece is meant to keep your focus in the right place.
Ask anyone who is giving a toast to share his speech with you ahead of time to ensure that the comments are appropriate. Some material, especially jokes, may fall flat or offend some of your guests, so you want to correct these problems ahead of time. Remember that your guests will include people across a wide range of ages, and a joke that younger generations find amusing might be offensive to older guests.
Make your wedding personal by including elements that embody you, your soon-to-be spouse, and your relationship. Think about your time together and find a theme which matches it.
Instead of traditional floral bouquets, brides can adorn their bouquet with diamonds, rhinestones or other gems. You can achieve this look by using heat-fixed or adhesive crystals or small pieces of costume jewelry. To make sure that it matches well with your ensemble, you need to be consistent when it comes to the size, cut and the color of the stones.
Your guests shouldn’t wait while you are having pictures taken. The bride, groom and wedding party should take the photos in advance. 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.
For a destination wedding, one wonderful present for your guests is a basket brimming with vacation goodies delivered to each room. Also include practical items such as maps of the area, disposable digital cameras, sun protection, and tourist information. It would be nice to also include a guide to local restaurants to make it easy for them to eat.
Make sure the lights at your reception venue have dimmer switches. Certain occasions throughout the evening will call for their own separate mood and lighting, such as a first dance or cutting of the cake. Before committing to the venue, ask them about this.
Plan out every detail and facet of your wedding, ranging from reception events to the dishes served. You want all your guests to be excited and engaged.
Get more out of your wedding planner with research done ahead of time. Try to follow the example of stylists and fashion designers who make “look books” or even “mood boards” featuring inspirational design elements that can lead you towards your dream ceremony. Photographs, song lyrics and magazine clippings can be used to display your ideas in such a manner that your wedding planner can get a visual image of your ideas.
Tell your caterer if you plan on having an outdoor reception. Some foods are not suitable for an outdoor reception because they may not keep well or they may fly away in heavy wind gusts. You may want to tell your caterers to brings some stylish covers to preserve certain dishes. If possible, consider having a small fridge on hand for keeping beverages chilled.
A tradition linked to weddings is the gift registry. This helps guests understand that they need not bring anything, thereby easing up the atmosphere of your guests at the wedding. Give them several gift options at a wide range of prices. Your guest should be comfortable about affording a gift that will please you.
Are you the groom? If so, buy a tux that fits you like a glove. Accept opinions from your friends and family to decide which tuxedo should be your final choice. Keep in mind that photographs will be taken during your wedding, so you should look your best, in the way that you would want to be remembered.
Weddings are about the people who are getting married, not how much they spend on it. Your wedding will be beautiful because love will be the focus. Now that you have been given the tools to plan the perfect day it should be a breeze.