Perfect, But Simple Wedding Tips And Tricks
Anyone who has ever participated in the planning or preparation for a wedding, large or small, can tell you that the ordeal can be quite a handful. Florists, caterers, bakers, and jewelers can make it difficult to keep one’s wits about them during the process. Luckily, these tips and tricks are sure to offer insight into the ideal wedding arrangements.
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.
If you have a very tight budget for your wedding, one of the easiest ways to cut your costs is to stay away from banquet halls and consider locations that are more unusual and unused. Some examples could be a nearby park, flower gardens, the zoo, the beach, and lake club type venues which will have much lower costs and be more unique.
Think about which effects windy weather could have on your outdoor reception. Avoid any light fabrics and complex hairstyles. Find solid tents that will stand in case of wind. Let everybody know that the location might be windy: give them advice about clothes and hairstyle that will not look bad when the wind blows.
Do not budget every available bit of your money. There are going to be surprise expenses associated with your wedding. For example, there may be a mistake printed on the invitations and you will need to purchase more or your dress may need to be altered more than you expected. Leave approximately 10 percent of your budget open for these things.
If you are having an outdoor wedding, make sure you have a backup plan in case of bad weather. Ideally, you should also have a nearby indoor location that can be accessed at a moment’s notice. Another option you have is to rent a party tent that is big enough to cover your entire wedding party and all of your guests comfortably. Don’t get caught out in the rain.
It can be a great idea to provide your guests with direction cards from the reception site back to major highways. You can have these at the reception, so that anyone who needs them can easily pick them up. Not everyone has a GPS in their car, or can use mapping software. Having direction cards can help to make everyone’s evening end well.
Seasonal wedding flowers are a great way to mark the season that your wedding will take place in if you will be taking most of your photos indoors. Sometimes seasonal flowers can be expensive, so it can be a smart financial decision to combine seasonal greens with plants that are available year round such as roses, lilies, and gerber daisies.
Now that you have picked up some valuable insider information into the wedding planning and preparation process, you are sure to find yourself more educated and confident in your ability to contribute to make the big day one to remember. Whether it is your own wedding or that of someone, you love, you will undoubtedly benefit from the advice in this article.