One of the best and most memorable couple moments you will ever have is when you get engaged. Planning a wedding, however, isn’t always so romantic. Sometimes it stresses one or both future spouses out and may even lead to relationship trouble. Here are some tips to help you make your wedding planning as stress free and enjoyable as possible.
When planning your wedding, think about what type of alcohol serving you want, and what type will be the most cost efficient. If there is one thing people like more than alcohol, it is free alcohol, and an open bar can quickly become a huge expense, especially the longer it remains open. Wedding venues will have different options, such as a limited open bar or a offering fewer options to help keep alcohol costs down.
Wedding dresses are not cheap. Don’t limit yourself to considering dresses that are marketed specifically as wedding gowns. A simpler dress may suit your needs and will be less expensive than a typical wedding dress. The money you save by choosing a cheaper dress can be used to alter it and add some stylish details.
Try renting diamonds if you’re on a tight budget with your wedding. By renting jewelry instead of buying, you can get the look that you dreamed of for your wedding day without having to spend thousands of dollars.
Try talking to local and specialty boutiques and bakeries about individual-sized portion cakes if you don’t want a fatty and expensive cake. Some bakeries will even ship fresh cupcakes with fewer than 100 calories per serving as well as healthy options like gluten-free ingredients, fruit-filling instead of frosting, no-calorie sweeteners, or even tart meringue toppings.
Tell your DJ about songs you like and songs you dislike. For example, you might not like heavy metal or rap, or there may be one particular song that turns you off. No matter what, you must make sure he knows what music to avoid.
Be sure that any reception venue you select has enough space for you to dance. You want to have ample room for everyone to get down, so if the dance floor of your favorite venue is lacking at least make sure that you can add some size by moving nearby tables and chairs.
Rather than break the bank for a towering wedding cake, opt for multiple tiers of decadent, sweet cupcakes or mini-tarts. Times have changed and despite the oddness you may feel based on tradition, guests tend to prefer this and it saves not only money but also prevents waste. Allow guests to pick a couple out and place them in a personalized cardboard container.
A couple who heeds these tips can plan their wedding and get closer to each other. If you plan your wedding together you can help build a base for your marriage. The suggestions you’ve read will help you to build the wedding of your dreams, but can also help your marriage get off to a wonderful start.