Your wedding should be a day about you and your partner. Letting others get too involved in the planning process (even if they are paying for it) will only result in a day that doesn’t reflect the two of you. This article has ideas on how you can make your wedding your own, and keep an eye on the budget at the same time.
Weddings will use a lot of materials, so when you are planning your wedding, make sure that you do things to support the green movement. Try to use a lot of recyclable items to limit the amount of waste that is created. This will help the environment tremendously and improve your conscience as well.
When thinking about wedding jewelry, consider borrowing your jewelry instead of buying it. Your friends and family may have great jewelry pieces that they will be willing to let you use free of charge. If you use someones jewelry instead of buying new, the jewelry will also hold sentimental value.
If you would like to save money on your wedding, you may want to consider having the ceremony and reception in your own home or a family member’s home. In addition to saving money, your wedding will feel more personal this way. For summer weddings, you could have it in a large backyard.
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.
If you are going to be a guest at an upcoming wedding, be sure to arrive to the ceremony on time. Nothing interrupts a wedding more than a person showing up late and attracting attention to themselves. Try to give yourself an extra 15 minutes, just in case there is traffic getting there.
For your wedding rehearsal and dinner, do not wait until the last minute to put together a “look” for your hair, makeup, attire, and accessories. This is an important and memorable part of the wedding experience, and you can create a more involved participation by using the time as a way to offer friends and loved ones, a sneak peak into the design aesthetic of your big day.
For those seeking a more non-traditional wedding, you may want to consider having it on the beach. It is a beautiful ambiance and can be a lot cheaper than having it elsewhere. Also, try to have your reception at a location that is walkable or easy to get to from the beach.
Make sure that you have a great looking wedding by being sure everything is in order, including the flowers. Retro and vintage themes should have a bright and colorful palette with showstopping flowers evoking feelings of wistfulness and nostalgia. These include red poppies, pink and yellow peonies, and bright daisies.
Plan an Eco-friendly wedding that your guests will appreciate. Have fewer guests to lessen consumption and use plants instead of cut flowers on the tables. Wear a second-hand wedding dress and forget about balloons or confetti. Use real glass or china for dining and there won’t be any reason to worry about buying recyclable products.
Ask your friends and family for flowers from their yards to use to decorate your wedding. Each flower will come connected with many treasured memories. The result will be no less impressive than if you spent thousands on a professional wedding decorator. Just as importantly, you’ll have more money to invest in your new home.
When you are getting married you should pick a festive theme for your wedding. Having a themed wedding adds interest to your special day. Decide early and inform your guests with custom invitations reflecting your theme. Ask them to dress the part. Make the theme be anything you ever dreamed.
Once you have a wedding to start planning for, do not forget to start focusing on your body and what you want it to look like for your wedding. The earlier you decide how you want to look or if you need to lose weight, the easier it will be to start a program and stick to it over the months leading up to your wedding.
Decide if you are going to have enough time to plan your wedding or not. If not weigh the option of hiring a wedding planner. If you do not have enough money to have her plan the whole wedding, see if she can handle certain aspects of the planning so you do not have to.
You may want to assess what kind of dress you want in your wedding. You can keep it super formal for a traditional look, semi-formal for more comfort, or casual for outdoor weddings or theme weddings. Weigh your options and make sure it is what you really want for your big day.
Rent your wedding tuxedos as a group. Many shops will offer a quantity discount if your wedding party handles their rentals in this way. Try to use the same design of tuxedo for everyone, and just alter the bow tie if you want the groom to look different.
Always do a practice run, if you are hiring someone to do your makeup for the wedding. If you are doing your own make up, stick to what you know looks good. Do not neglect your hands and fingernails. Be sure to cover them up with fake nails if you have horrible looking nails. They can be purchased from a drug store or done professionally.
If you need to cut costs on your wedding day, think about which items can serve a dual role at your event. For example, buy water bottles for your guests and add a personalized label to them. Not only can they be handed out as wedding favors, but they also provide refreshment during the reception.
There is no way to completely get rid of that stressful feeling from planning a wedding. You can, however, take control making sure that you are getting what you want and your partner wants without offending everyone who is trying to help. Use the advice here to make all of these things a reality.