If getting married sounds like a great idea but planning the wedding gives you a chilly feeling, don't worry. You can make sure your wedding goes well even if you have no idea where to begin planning. These easy, simple tips will set your feet on the right path to having an amazingly pleasant wedding experience no matter what details you want to include.
One of the most vital aspects of your wedding is going to be the music that you play. Make sure that the music is modern, but is very personal too, as it should represent the two parties tying the knot. This will add to the ambience of the overall experience of your wedding.
Don't be a bridezilla! Delegate tasks for your wedding to your loved ones to help relieve the stress on you and get them involved. If your Mom loves to cook, ask her to help with the catering. If your Dad is a wine aficionado, have him help with the wine selection for your reception. Get everyone involved!
When thinking of what to give your guests as a wedding favor gift, consider who you're inviting. If half your family are recovering alcoholics, then a bottle of wine is probably not a good idea. If they're diabetics, then candy won't work, either. Choose something they're likely to keep as a memento and not throw out when they get home.
Use more than one camera when photographing a wedding to be prepared for any shot. It's nice to have two different settings, for example one wide angle lens and one long lens so you can get photos of varying aspects of the same shot. It also allows you continue taking photos even if one of your cameras dies.
Even if a wedding photograph looks like it isn't what you intended, keep it, at least in digital form. Sometimes the bride and groom will see a shot that they love even if the photographic composition is lacking. The couple are the final say, so leave it up to them to pick and choose their favorites.
If you're planning on having a cash bar at your wedding, consider giving your guests tickets for free drinks. You can place them with the guests' name cards and then let them know what they're for when they arrive to the reception. Also, hire a company to run the bar that will keep the drink price low.
Between your ceremony and your reception there can be a long down-time for your guests. If they can't be seated at their tables right away, choose a venue that has a bar or lounge available for them to hang out in while they wait for the guests of honor to arrive.
When working the room at your wedding reception, you should stick to your new spouse. The two of you together should be mingling with all your guests, showing the unity that will keep you going through your long relationship together. Introduce your partner to anyone he doesn't know, and he should return the favor.
Make sure that you wear comfortable shoes on your wedding day. You will be standing throughout most of the ceremony and dancing for most of the reception, so you do not want to neglect your feet. This does not mean you have to get ugly shoes, just get comfortable, attractive ones.
For men who are about to get married, it is just as important that you wear a nice tuxedo as it is that the bride wear a beautiful dress. Men just assume that all the attention is on their bride, but the groom has all eyes on him as well.
Avoid having your guests standing around waiting while you have your pictures taken. You should take wedding pictures beforehand. In order to reduce the length of time that the guests need to wait for the bride and groom to arrive at the wedding reception, the bride and groom should also be photographed with their parents in advance.
It is important that you find out how many people can fit into the venue where you are going to have your wedding reception. Many times, people pick a venue that does not have enough room for all of their guests, which then creates an array of unnecessary problems. Also, do not forget how many hours that you have rented the venue for.
If you are not having a church wedding, consider targeting an outdoor venue. Beaches and parks may offer an environment that makes your wedding day perfect and at a reduced cost. Another benefit to this type of venue is the ability to offer ample room for guests. Consider outside venues that offer indoor facilities in the case of inclement weather.
If you want to get married in another state, you need to know the state's marriage laws. You should be aware of things like fees, requirements in residency, and other logistics before you make hotel reservations and book services for the wedding day.
Regardless of what guests you're inviting, where you want to have the ceremony, how you want to decorate and what music you want to play, you can make sure your wedding is exactly the way you imagine it. Even if you've never planned anything successfully in your life, you can make sure your wedding is the exception to the rule, and you can do that by following the above tips.