Weddings are a flurry of stress! Where do you even begin with planning one? If your wedding plans are making your head swim in possibilities, avoid mayhem by following these simple tips to help organize your wedding. You will soon find that it is easy to plan a wedding if you do it in small steps!
After your wedding is over, make sure that you save as many items as you can, including your dress. This is important as you will want to have many reminders of your special day when you look back on the memories of your wedding. Save all items to chronicle your wedding better.
Your wedding dress could be one of the most expensive items included in your wedding, but there are ways to save money on this purchase. To save money, consider looking at dresses that have the same appeal as a wedding gown, but aren’t categorized as such. A bridesmaid dress might strike your fancy as an option, and it would be cheaper than a dress designated for the bride. Even if the dress needs alterations, it could still be cheaper than an actual wedding dress.
If you’re already living with your spouse-to-be and don’t really need housewares for wedding gifts, ask for cash instead. If you include a cute little poem asking people to consider giving you a cash gift instead of something you can’t use, you’ll be saving them the time it takes to shop and helping pay for your honeymoon!
If you fear that people won’t want to give you cash wedding gifts as they don’t have a lot of money to give, include a “cash box” at the door to your reception. Guests are asked in the wedding invitations to bring their gift in an unmarked envelope, allow them to place it in the box anonymously and reducing any guilt they might feel.
When figuring out your seating plan, make sure that tables only include people who know each other and who most definitely LIKE each other! Don’t seat your cousin with your boss if he once fired her for being late or your Mom and your Dad who happen to be divorced.
When picking a DJ for your wedding, make sure you choose someone with a great reputation. A bad DJ can ruin your reception, so ask any candidates for their references along with their fees. If a candidate has no references, mark him off the list immediately! If his references are all family, that’s another reason to give him the boot.
Planning a wedding means setting a budget; being successful in your planning means sticking to your budget. It is easy to add a few dollars here and a few dollars there when choosing vendors, venues and assorted wedding needs. A few dollars adds up and can carry you far outside your expected budget. Stick to your budget and you will thank yourself after.
You should probably keep your wedding dress at the store until the last minute. Keeping it at home could result in staining or wrinkles. This will keep your dress as fresh as possible.
Before you get married, try to meet with your vendors ahead of time. The best vendors will let you try different dishes and cakes or have you look at decorations to have you select what you like best. You should also show the location to the vendors so they can plan ahead for delivery.
As you can see, your wedding can be a joy to plan. If you involve the people you love and keep your expectations realistic, your special day will be wonderful. Better yet, you can rest assured you’re already taking a step in the right direction by seeking sound advice!