When the advice from your friends and parents just isn’t what you’re looking for when planning a wedding, you need another source you can turn to for inspiration — preferably a source that doesn’t cost a fortune. So when you’re ready to have a great wedding, use the tips in this article to guide you.
Include your children in your wedding to make sure that it’s an enjoyable experience for everyone. Start right when you begin planning by asking them what elements they would like to include in the ceremony. You can even have your oldest child walk you down the aisle and give you away to their new step-parent.
For an outdoor wedding, try to place your guests away from staring into the sun. The sun should be on your guests’ backs so that they are not blinded while trying to watch you take your vows. You can also try planning your wedding where the sun will benefit you, by providing a beautiful sunset behind where you and the groom will be standing.
Look at samples of past work before hiring a makeup artist. Do you like their style? Make sure that this is the style you desire. The last thing you want is to walk down the aisle with a last-minute makeup job.
Use more than one camera when photographing a wedding to be prepared for any shot. It’s nice to have two different settings, for example one wide angle lens and one long lens so you can get photos of varying aspects of the same shot. It also allows you continue taking photos even if one of your cameras dies.
If you are planning a wedding, it may benefit you to plan it in an off month. Two of the cheapest months to get married in are October and November. Marriages like anything else are a business. The demand for weddings in these months is very low, so to try to generate higher demand prices are lower.
If you really want to have speeches at your wedding, keep them short. There is an award ceremony that limits speeches to four words, which would be a cute rule to have at your reception, but maybe too limiting. One suggestion is limiting them to just a few sentences, therefore no one gets bored and a large amount of time is not put into speeches.
As you are planning your wedding and stressing about the cost and details, take some time to talk to some of your recently-married friends, both female and male, to help put things in perspective. Ask what the best and worst aspect of the day was for them, what they wished they had invested more time and money in and what, in retrospect, was a waste of effort. If you can get some feedback from those who have been through it before you, you can save a lot of heartache freaking out about the color of the tissue insert in your invitations and deal with what really matters.
A great way to save money on catering is to have children’s meals prepared for anyone under 10. Your caterer will give you a reduced rate on those meals as they’re typically smaller and simpler than their adult counterparts, and that can give you substantial savings if you’re having many kids at your reception.
As you can see from the tips provided in the article you just read, a wedding doesn’t have to be a complicated or stressful thing. You can use some practical advice, streamline the process, hit every note, and ultimately pull off a simplistic wedding that you can truly make you proud.