Creating the perfect wedding takes a lot of effort, and many people feel the process of planning and putting together a wedding is beyond their skills, even with help from those who have planned weddings before. Having a great wedding can be a positive learning experience; however, if you keep a few things in mind. Here are some wedding tips.
You can not serve everyone’s favorite top-shelf drink or you would quickly exceed the price of the dress, so consider what you like, and what will keep you within your budget. Just letting people drink all they want can really add up, especially if the reception lasts a long time. The venue representative will be able to advise you of the various alcohol service options available.
Be sure that everyone will be able to hear during your wedding. If you are having an outdoor wedding, many things can cause your guests to not be able to hear. Consider having a sound system with microphones that are able to clip on to the bride and groom. This will allow everyone to hear what you are saying.
If you’ve been asked to photograph a wedding but are new to the job, your most important task it to create a shot list. Ask the couple what kind of photographs they would like you to take and then make a checklist to guide you through the wedding and ease your stress level.
Get to bed very early on the night before your wedding. This will allow you to be as rested as possible and will help to reduce the levels of stress that you will feel from pure exhaustion. Getting a good night of sleep on the day before your wedding will maximize your experience.
Choose your reception venue with the guests in mind. If your family is mostly elderly then you aren’t likely to choose a location with a lot of stairs, or a big dance floor. If you have anyone in your family who is handicapped then you should ensure that the venue knows they’re coming and will make everything accessible to them.
To avoid the pitfalls of currency exchange for your guests, find out where they have to go to get local funds before they arrive. Take everyone as a group to the location where you can exchange your money and call ahead to ask if they can accommodate everyone at the same time, maybe in a room outside the main area, so they don’t have to wait in line.
When you are planning table seating, try to set guests in pairs, so you can ensure every table has an even number of those sitting at it. Professional wedding planners usually group the people at each table by age as it increases the chances of people finding something that they can talk about.
Have your wedding’s theme match with all of the decorations. Retro and vintage themes containing bright colors require robust, wistful flowers that give the feeling of nostalgia. Bright flowers are ideal for many situations.
For a cheap destination wedding, have your guests fly in as a group. They can even share accommodations for the duration of their stay. Plan a few activities and make reservations as a group. You should also make sure you are getting enough privacy with your future spouse to still enjoy your honey moon.
With the above new knowledge to help you, you can plan a great wedding — especially if you enlist the help of other people who can add their own knowledge to yours. Then, someday, when someone else you know and love is planning their wedding, you can offer up your own knowledge to help ease the process for them, including the great tips you just learned.