The planning of your wedding can prove stressful for both you and your partner. The process can be very difficult if friends and family interfere. Thankfully, you will read some suggestions here that will make the process much easier.
If you want a unique reception, get cuisine that centers around a certain ethnic theme. Your typical chicken and steak dishes are too common, so why not try some other food choices? Variety is important and will make the dinner memorable.
Order small individual portions of cake from a local bakery if the thought of spending the equivalent of your honeymoon on your cake does not appeal to you. Alternatively, consider something like low-fat cupcakes, gluten-free cake, fruit-filled low calorie cakes, or other such healthy alternatives.
Look around before committing to a photographer. You would not want to be stuck with a wedding photographer that does not meet your high standards. To find some talented photographers near you, look for reviews online or see if friends or family can recommend anyone.
Don’t rent a reception venue that has little room for dancing. Nothing is as bad as getting crammed into a tight area like sardines when the guests around you are dancing, so clear out any furniture necessary to give space to those wanting to groove.
Rather than break the bank for a towering wedding cake, opt for multiple tiers of decadent, sweet cupcakes or mini-tarts. These arrangements are convenient and affordable. Guests are able to take a cupcake when they leave, if you put them in a fancy take-out container.
Vacation goody baskets make great delivery presents to guests at your destination wedding. You can include tidbits like tourist maps, sunglasses, novelty towels or even information on nearby attractions. It may also be nice to give them a guide to a restaurant in the area so they have an easier time finding a place to get food.
If possible, see if your reception venue offers lighting choices. While this might seem like a little detail, a lower light for the first dance is always preferable, while you will want things a little brighter during the speeches part of the ceremony. Check with the venue about these specific options before booking anything for certain.
You can look for local talent in many places; Craigslist is a great start to find people. Meet the professional in person with your fiance before signing any contracts or handing over money.
Big centerpieces are overpriced and overrated, often taking more from table conversation than they add to it. Don’t crowd the entire table with one centerpiece; instead, find a more simple option. It won’t block the conversation of your guests, will save you some money and yet will still look amazing in your photographs.
Let the kids dress comfortably at your ceremony. Choose soft fabrics that are not stiff or uncomfortable. If they are going to have new shoes, you should let them wear them a few times before the ceremony to break them in. By doing this, the children will be less inclined to fuss with their outfits, and more likely to partake happily in whatever roles have been assigned to them.
If you are going to be giving a wedding speech, make sure that you practice and plan appropriately. If you don’t plan and rehearse properly, you could embarrass yourself by talking too much, making an offensive joke, or simply forgetting what to say.
Make sure you think of every detail, from the entertainment to the food. Those that have elected to join you on this important day in your life deserve to enjoy themselves.
Flowers that are in season where you live are unlikely to be available, or easy to find in wedding destination locations. Before deciding where to hold your wedding, contact florists or other professionals who work in the area to ask which types of flowers you can expect to have access to.
Now you have the benefit of some great advice about weddings. If you haven’t thrown up your hands in frustration yet, you will probably make it to the wedding day. You are in control of your wedding. Use the tips you’ve just read to have a great wedding.