A wedding is meant to be a beautiful, meaningful experience that you and all your guests remember for a lifetime. It shouldn’t be memorable because of everything that went wrong! Planning even a simple wedding takes a lot of effort and thought. So, to make sure your wedding goes well, try the following easy tips.
Add the finishing touches of decoration on all your wedding decor. Try using ribbons on the bouquet that go with those on the centerpieces, or try adding them to your gown or your hair. It’s the little details which will make your wedding look superior as it shows you’ve put a real effort into make it your perfect day.
Find out before your wedding ceremony when and where you are permitted to take photographs. Some venues won’t permit flash photography at all, while some officiants don’t want anyone taking photos while they are conducting the ceremony. If you find out the rules ahead of time you can plan out the shots you are allowed to take beforehand.
When you are going to get married, try to book your wedding venue at least a few months in advance. If you wait until last minute, the venue may not have any openings and you will have to scramble to find a place that will host your wedding reception on short notice.
Do not let family and friends tell you how your wedding should or shouldn’t be. Many times, people who are getting married let their family influence their decisions and they end up unhappy with the way their big day turned out. If you require help with your wedding, hire a wedding planner.
You should avoid smoking or drinking beer from the bottle while at your own wedding reception. It’s just gauche and tacky to be seen doing something so pedestrian, so try to live up to the classy theme of your wedding. After the reception you can go home, light up a stogie and get wasted, if you so desire.
Make sure your maid of honor is someone with whom you are really close. Your wedding day is something you will remember for the rest of your life, and you want to make sure your most loved family member or friend is part of that. If you cannot pick who you want your maid of honor to be, just have more bridesmaids.
For grooms-to-be, it is important that you choose the best man possible. You want someone who is responsible and will help your wedding day go smoothly. Also, do not choose someone that your bride does not like. This will just make your bride and best man feel uncomfortable on your wedding day.
Do not spend a fortune on your honeymoon. Nowadays, there are many websites that can help set you up with a honeymoon package that will save you money. Also, if your wedding is in the summer, you may want to consider putting your honeymoon off until winter, when vacation packages are cheaper.
If your wedding reception is beginning to look more like a child’s birthday party, have all the children gathered up and taken to their own area to enjoy some suitable entertainment. A clown or magician can keep their eyes locked on him while you and their parents dance the night away.
You should probably keep your wedding dress at the store until the last minute. In this way, you can be certain it will be properly stored and protected from damage. Leave it where it is, and it will look perfect on your wedding.
If you find yourself getting stressed in the process of planning your impending nuptials, consider taking some time away from the process for a bit of rest and relaxation. A day at the beach for the bride and groom or a day spent doing something you enjoy can help replenish you.
If you want an outdoor reception, think about the position of the sun. Make sure your guests won’t have the sun in their eyes during the exchange of vows. Use the position of the sun as a natural source of lighting, but you can also have artificial lighting for after sunset.
If you are getting married outside, think about the timing. A sunny day is glorious, indeed, but it can also make you and your guests uncomfortable, if it is too warm. Consider getting married at sunset. Not only will everyone remain cool, but the lighting will be beautiful. If you must get married earlier in the day, position everyone so that the sun will be behind your guests and not in their eyes.
As a groom, you should make sure that your tuxedo is a perfect fit. Get other people’s opinions when you are attempting to choose a tuxedo. Remember pictures will be taken at your wedding, you want to look and be remembered looking your best.
Choose a nice theme for your wedding that you like. There can easily be many disagreements between wedding participants about a theme that is a hit with everyone, but remember that this is your day. You should enjoy it as one of the most important events of your life and consider a theme that is meaningful to both, you and your groom or bride.
If you can afford one, a wedding planner can be a huge time and stress saver. Not only can a planner coordinate your wedding and work with you to make your vision a reality, but she can also be a great resource for ideas and opinions. She will save you from dealing with every little minor detail and let you focus on high-level planning and being able to enjoy the process.
These tips should help keep your wedding less stressful and more enjoyable for you, your guests and everyone else involved. If you follow this advice, you’ll be able to look back at your wedding photos and remember only good times, as you’ll have avoided any mistakes or mishaps that could taint the memory of your wedding ceremony.