You Can Have A Beautiful Wedding With These Easy Tips Weddings are memorable experiences that take a lot of planning and preparation. The weeks leading up to your wedding can be very stressful. If you plan well, there aren’t many things that can go wrong. Here are some ideas to help you through planning this important day. Keep in mind that for many, religion plays a significant role on both their wedding day and their actual marriage. Be sure to discuss this with your partner, as well as their family, in order to really understand their views, especially if different from your own. You may be able to save money on your wedding by planning it during an “off season”. That may means having a wedding in a less popular month or on a weekday, but the savings can be significant. Many venues cost more at this time. If you must book during this period, schedule many months in advance to save money. Buying your wedding dress may be expensive. When you are dress shopping, try looking for dresses that aren’t traditional wedding dresses. A Bridesmaid dress can be a good fit, and it doesn’t cost half as much as a wedding dress does. Even if you need the dress to be altered, it will probably be less expensive than buying a wedding dress. Check out the credentials of the makeup artist you choose. Is the style they do to your liking? Be absolutely certain that you are happy. You don’t want to discover right before the wedding that you do not like the way your makeup artist does things. Use friends or family to lend you some property for a wedding. If you’re friends with someone who owns a large backyard, you can have a cheaper wedding there. Try paying someone to come out in advance and after your event to clean the place for the only location-based cost. Too many flower arrangements on the guest tables at your reception are usually an interference and an extra unnecessary expense. Most of the time, the flowers are just in the way of your guests. Plus, a few of your guests could have flower allergies that you were not aware of. Instead, you could place candles (non-scented) on the table tops to add a romantic feel to the reception. There’s nothing more important in a wedding than the person who you are marrying. This lifelong decision should not be rushed. Be sure you carefully take into account the traits that you require in a mate, and which ones will drive you insane. When making plans for table sitting, make sure the number of guests is even at each table. Facilitate conversation by making table arrangements according to age groups. Place a full length mirror at that head of the aisle and practice walking toward it. This will help insure a trip-free wedding day. If you fear turning your ankle awkwardly, think about flat heels instead. This will help you to feel comfortable on the big day. If the couple enjoys traveling, use decorative elements which convey a sense of wanderlust when planning the wedding. You can make invitations and save-the-date cards to resemble vintage postcard or boarding pass. Get a vintage suitcase and use it as a display for your pictures or programs. If you want your colorful wedding cake as the focal point of your reception, present it on a coordinating fabric tablecloth. There are many different styles and options, such as various types of fabrics and textures. It is up to you how to put it all together. Alert your caterer to the fact that you would like your reception to be held outdoors. There are some food choices that will not be appropriate for an outdoor wedding as they may spoil easily in heat or wind, for example. One way to address the wind issue is to use decorative covers for the dishes. If you need to, have a small refrigerator handy to cool down drinks. If you want to get married in another state, you need to know the state’s marriage laws. Things such as residency requirements, blood tests and fees should be addressed before you book your venue. Always understand the legal requirements for your location when planning a destination wedding. Whether it is residency requirements, fees, or any other red tape, you should have all your needs addressed before you begin the task of booking hotels and services for the big day. Different heights for your floral arrangements and accessories is going to turn out to be more visually appealing. Use tall vases and have some short and some tall flowers. Surround the tall flowers with short, stocky flowers. The full flowers should be a lighter color than the tall flowers. Plan group activities for those who are sharing your special day. Do not just have your friends and family stand around waiting for your nuptials to end. There are all kinds of fun activities to plan, such as games, contests and informal gatherings. Your wedding day will be much more memorable when everyone interacts by having fun with each other. Hopefully, you have a good grasp on what needs to be done to plan out your big day. Enjoy this time and plan the wedding of a lifetime.