How You Can Save On Your Wedding
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 planning your wedding, consider the flowers that you want to use. Some weddings have color themes and flowers can become costly when you are trying to match colors. Flower color depends on the season and if you are looking for a certain color of flower during the off season, it will be more expensive.
Although the weather may be at it’s peak, you probably don’t want to plan your destination wedding for a time when the most tourists are showing up at the location you’ve chosen. Try to aim for a time when there is a lull, like when kids go back to school in September.
If you are responsible for giving a speech at the wedding or reception you need to prepare your remarks before the wedding day. It seems like it might be easy to say something off the top of your head, but it is best to plan your words out so you don’t say anything embarrassing to the couple or yourself.
Be considerate of your guests and their travel arrangements when planning a destination wedding. You may have guests who will make vacation plans around this day and they should have adequate time to prepare. Sending out save the date cards or invitations, if possible, at least 8 months in advance will allow for just about any arrangements your guests will need to make.
If finances are tight, consider a themed wedding. Many couples do not have the money to spend on an open bar. You can make that a non-issue by holding a themed event that hides the fact that you are not offering a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. For example, if you choose an Italian themed reception, you can offer red and white wine with the meal.
Consider having an alcohol-free reception to alleviate the worries that inebriated guests can cause. If you do choose to go this route, make sure to offer many beverage options to your guests including soda, water, coffee, and tea so they don’t feel like they’re going to get parched. Having a homemade fruit punch served in a fountain can make a gorgeous centerpiece for your catering table!
Don’t be afraid to use any kind of music you want for the reception. You don’t have to set aside the music you like when you are planning your wedding. It doesn’t have to be a dance party. If you like Indie music or if you like head-banging to heavy metal, then go for it!
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.