Too many people put to much importance on the wedding day and don’t give much thought to the many days after or the rest of their lives together. This article can help you to keep things in perspective and to remember that the wedding is just the first of many days of a lifetime together.
When you are planning to tie the knot, pick your bridesmaids in advance. This will help you to take away a lot of the pressure that you will face when you are getting married. Make sure that your picks are very personal to you and are key people in your life.
Most weddings are planned to fall on the weekend. If you are looking to save money, consider having your wedding during the week. Venues and hotels have higher prices during the weekend since that is when most people want those things. Switching to a weekday could save you a decent amount of money.
Have your wedding on the property of friends or family. Instead of booking a ballroom, try holding your wedding in a backyard or field instead. The only real cost would be to hire someone to clean beforehand and afterwards.
Coordinate small touches into all the aspects of the wedding decor. Take the ribbon you use in a bouquet for instance, and use the same ribbon for table centerpieces, your hair or your gown. Your wedding day is special and important so you want to put in the effort for even the littlest details.
If you’re really worried about guests at your wedding drinking too much, you can only offer a cash bar. When people are forced to pay for their alcohol, they’re less likely to drink as much. You could also make the bar cash-only, forcing people to go to an ATM if they run out of money which, when your drunk, isn’t easy.
Instead of going bankrupt for a wedding cake, try getting multiple tiers of mini-tarts or cupcakes. These arrangements are typically much cheaper and convenient. Guests can even take a cupcake home.
Try to buy your best man or maid of honor a gift to show your appreciation for helping to make your wedding day a good one. This will make them feel honored for being part of your special day. Purchase the gift way before the wedding so you do not forget to do so with all the craziness of your big day.
When taking your family on your destination wedding, a way for everyone to save money is by cooking your own meals. Plan ahead for meals outside the wedding day so that you’ll have a shopping list at the ready and cooks who know what they’re doing. Having a barbecue on the beach is an excellent way to enjoy your surroundings while eating well on a budget.
As put forth in the beginning of the article, the importance of the wedding day is that it is the first day of the rest of your lives together. Don’t get too wrapped up in just that one day. By following the advice in this article, you can keep things in perspective for your wedding and your happily ever after.