Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Party And Keeping Friends Happy

There are only four things a wedding really needs: a bride, a groom, an officiant, and love. All of the other aspects are purely optional and might even cause unnecessary stress. This article will help you have a wedding to remember.

TIP! One thing you need to think about during the wedding planning process is what alcohol will be served, and how much you want to spend on it. Having an open bar can be very expensive if it stays open for hours.

You save large amounts of money by purchasing your wedding dress online. However, it is crucial that you do it far in advance, should it need any alterations. However, you should figure in the cost of alterations when calculating your savings. Make sure you consider this cost in your wedding budget.

Wedding pictures are very important, you can look back at them whenever you want. Hire a professional to take your photographs even if it costs a little more as you’ll be able to rely on the fact that your entire day will be captured properly.

TIP! If you plan to serve your own food at the wedding, try shopping wholesale at places like Costco. If you shop wholesale, you will be able to get lots of food at much better prices.

Take the time to carefully consider the most important aspect of the wedding, your future spouse. Absolutely do not make this life-changing decision in haste. Think hard about this person and what things in your life you can’t do without, as well as the things that will drive you up the wall.

Don’t forget the small stuff when decorating. If you have a ribbon on the bouquet, use it for other things like your gown, centerpieces or on chairs. These little details make all the difference in the effort you make in creating the perfect day.

TIP! Use friends or family to lend you some property for a wedding. If you know anyone with a large enough backyard, you can save a lot of money on your wedding.

Let your DJ know what he absolutely should not play. There is probably one song from your past that you no longer like. No matter what you don’t want to hear, tell your DJ.

If you want to save money on a cake, consider cupcakes or mini-tarts. This will make things very convenient for you. Guests can even take a cupcake home.

TIP! Never go on starvation diets just to fit into a dress. Starving yourself will just dehydrate you and make you feel sick.

If you invite people to an exotic destination wedding, they will likely want to stay for part of your honeymoon time as well, since they are already there. By staying longer, they will save money because hotels offer discounts for people that stay longer. Then you can have a memorable wedding and your guests will enjoy a mini vacation.

If you are having a destination wedding, a good gift to get your guests is a basket filled with vacation goodies sent to their room. Some useful items to include might be tourist information, sun hats, sunglasses, disposable cameras, maps of the area, sunscreen, and so on. A local restaurant guide is also a great thing to include in the basket because it can help them to find great places to eat.

TIP! The most important thing to consider when you get married is obviously the person you marry. Never rush into this decision that will change your life.

Share an online itinerary with your guests, especially the out-of-town ones, so that everyone can plan their schedules in advance. For family members and members of the bridal party, give them information about the rehearsal dinner, as well.

Once you have your dress paid off and all ready, it is wise to leave it at the store so it can be properly stored until the big day. Having it inside of a closet could cause stains or wrinkles. It can be safely kept at the store until you need it and can be freshly steamed when you pick it up.

TIP! Transportation is something you shouldn’t forget. Some guests might need a ride to their hotel, so make sure there are taxis available (at minimum).

Part of the wedding tradition is to wear “something borrowed,” so don’t hesitate to borrow jewelry from a friend. This jewelery can help you get a great look for your special day!

If both bride and groom have a love for travelling, then incorporate a wedding theme that includes this passion. Place cards or invitations can be designed in the style of a bus ticket or postcard. Family photographs and wedding programs could be displayed inside a propped open vintage leather suitcase.

TIP! Avoid cluttering tables with too many flowers at your reception. Much of the time, table arrangements will just be in the guests’ way.

As you may have already known, there are just a couple things that will make your wedding a happy one. So many other things are simply options and upgrades. It is nice to include these extras but it is also stressful and can take away from your special day. Use the advice from this article so that your wedding will be perfect for everyone involved.