Getting Hitched? How To Make Your Big Day Special Weddings are beautiful and can be fun, but they also require lots of planning and hard work. During the final weeks, the pressure will build. Great planning can reduce this tension. The following article will give you some great tips for making this happen. You can save money by choosing an off season wedding date. Traditional wedding season is from May to September. Venues tend to be pricier during these months. If you want to book your wedding at those times, make sure you are booking far enough in advance so you get a great deal. Consider getting married outside of wedding season. Most weddings are between June and August. It is at this time that wedding venues will cost the most. If you still want to have your wedding during this time, be sure to make all your arrangements well in advance so you receive the best possible deal. Brides should a skin care routine that offers a glowing complexion without causing irritation or breakouts. Seek facial treatment aids that are soothing to the skin such as creamy scrubs, sea salts, rose and oatmeal proteins. Aim for a mid-day reception. You can cut down on bar costs when you have a reception during the day, when people tend to drink less. What’s more, receptions that feature lunch rather than dinner generally cost less money, so you can funnel the savings into better food or some other part of the wedding. If you feel as though it is wasteful to pay hundreds of dollars for a cake that will have a lot left over, consider a smaller bakery to create a smaller cake that will cost less and be more personal. Many bakeries offer small tarts or mini-cakes that come in healthier options, like fresh fruit-filled, gluten-free or vegan options. Perhaps enlist the help of a friend to help you to carry all your camera gear around. They can also help get together family members for group shots! Keep transportation in mind when planning your wedding. Make taxis and limos available to transport people to their accommodations after the affair is over. This is good for those drinking alcohol. See that the lighting at the reception venue has the ability to be dimmed. This may seem like it’s trivial, having the option to lower your lighting during the first dance will be nice, and then you can brighten it for the remainder of your event. Be sure to ask the if the venue has this feature before you commit to it. Make a detailed itinerary with directions, so guests know when and where the wedding and reception will be held. It is important that you let people know about events, such as the rehearsal they need to attend; this ensures that they show up at the appropriate time, when they’re needed. Make sure the lighting at your wedding reception venue can be dimmed. This may seem like it’s trivial, having the option to lower your lighting during the first dance will be nice, and then you can brighten it for the remainder of your event. Talk to the venue owner about the light settings. Don’t rent a venue that doesn’t have the settings you want. The photographer you choose for your wedding should not simply take photos; instead they ought to be creating memories. Discuss your photographer’s vision of the day with him or her. Question how they envision the wedding day flowing. You must know their process and how it impacts what you want for your wedding. If you are having an outdoor wedding, include a contingency plan for inclement weather or any other unforeseen problem. You can rent several tents or look for a location that has a community hall, in addition to an outdoor space. Mud can ruin footwear, so for the convenience of your guests it is a good idea to lay down planks of wood for them to walk on. If there will be no dinner served for the guests, you can use that free space for renting various furniture to ensure a comfortable evening among the crowd. Lounges, chaises, and even cushy sectional pieces can encourage greater interaction between guests. If your seating is soft and comfortable, it’ll be easier for guests to relax, and having plenty of furniture will let you set up several different lounging areas across the site. Avoid planning a destination wedding until you look into legal requirements. Before you start booking hotels, make sure they will meet your needs. Instead of forking over cash for fanciful floral arrangements, consider relying on potted plants to add a touch of green to your ceremony site. You can dress up potted plants by using a variety of beautifully decorated containers. Guests might can take these plants to their homes as wedding favors, or the newlywed couple could plant them at their own home. It does take effort and time in planning, but nice weddings don’t have to be expensive. By applying the techniques in this piece, you really can create a memorable, joyous day.