A wedding is special for everyone involved. You may think you have to spend a lot of money to have a great wedding, but you’d be wrong. You needn’t spend thousands of dollars to plan a gorgeous, memorable wedding. In this article we will provide thrifty, yet creative ideas to help you have a memorable wedding day.
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. There will be a lot of different generations at your wedding, and a joke that young people can relate to might not be good for elders to hear.
Choose wedding decorations that reflect your personality and that of your partner. Your decorations should also help tell the story of your relationship with the person. A theme should be selected that matches the time that you’ve had together.
You don’t want to starve yourself leading up to your wedding day just to fit into your dress. Like a fighter getting ready for a big fight, you will wind up light headed from dehydration by rushing to lose a little weight. You would hate to faint while standing at the altar. Instead, buy a dress with a corset back so you can take it in or out as necessary on the day of your vows.
When choosing a makeup artist, ask to see a sample book of makeup the artist has done. Is the style pleasing to you? You need to be sure you’re going to really like the style. You do not want to be an hour before your wedding with a make up artist who does your make up in a way that you dislike.
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. Many bakeries offer small tarts or mini-cakes that come in healthier options, like fresh fruit-filled, gluten-free or vegan options.
Be sure to browse around for experienced and skilled photographers, before you commit to one for your wedding. You don’t want unsatisfactory wedding pictures. There are online reviews readily available to you, and you can also ask people you know that might have planned a wedding recently.
See that the lighting at the reception venue has the ability to be dimmed. You will probably want to lower the lights for your first dance, but have brighter lights during most of the reception. Discuss this with the venues you’re considering before making your final choice.
Many locations will permit you to choose your own officiant if you have a loved one become ordained online. This will not only save you money by not having to pay for an officiant, but will also make your wedding very special. Before you do this, check with your city or town to make sure they recognize online ordinations.
If you wish to serve guests multiple courses, make sure they are entertained with dishes of small and sweet appetizers on each table. Just about anything will do, even crackers with a bit of flavor.
Silk flowers can be a good alternative to fresh flowers in some cases. Since they can be chosen months in advance, you won’t have to worry about their freshness, which will be one less thing to worry about as your big day approaches.
Table centerpieces at a wedding may set you back financially and can actually be a hindrance, instead of an asset, if not artistically simplistic and pleasing. Instead of going with a huge table centerpiece that uses up almost the entire table, keep it simple. This will allow people to converse without any distraction, improving the experience for your guests.
You can a choose a menu that combines the best of both families and their culture. Make the meal more original with an ethnic dessert or traditional drinks.
Make sure that your wedding is planned down to the smallest of details so there will be no unexpected surprises. Your plan should be to provide every guest with the best experience possible.
If you are not serving dinner during your reception, try getting casual seating instead of renting tables. Your guests will be more likely to interact if they are in a comfortable setting with lounges and chaises. You can create special lounge areas with plush seating throughout the venue to make guest feel comfortable and special.
Do your research before meeting with your wedding planner. Follow the lead of fashion designers and stylists who create “look books” and mood boards comprised of fabric swatches, imagery and other inspirational tidbits that can serve as a starting point for the finished product. You can even clip articles, photos, and song lyrics in order convey your vision to the wedding planner.
You want a skilled photographer for your wedding pictures who is going to do more than just get the shot. You want them to create long-lasting memories. Ask a photographer for thoughts on your big day when interviewing them. Ask the photographer detailed questions about their work process and what a typical wedding is like for them to work. You have to determine his style and how that will affect the experience you will have on your big day.
Try adding some depth to the centerpieces and floral decor by placing elements at differing heights. Use vases that are tall for long stem flowers. You can surround these tall vases with short voluminous flowers like pink sweet peas, peonies, or hydrangeas. The taller florals’ will always be vibrant and full of color while the short ones should be more of the spring type colors like pastels.
Though it requires some effort and time to plan, a wedding doesn’t have to cost a lot for it to be great. These ideas will help to make your special day memorable.
Welcome to my blog about home and family. This blog is a place where I will share my thoughts, ideas, and experiences related to these important topics. I am a stay-at-home mom with two young children. I hope you enjoy reading it! and may find some helpful tips and ideas that will make your home and family life even better!