Most little girls dream of their wedding from a young age. The dress, the venue and the catering, everything has to be just so. The reality is that no matter the size of the budget or the number of the guests, whether it is formal or informal, weddings are a stressful affair. Here are some tips on how to preserve your sanity while organizing for your big day.
When you are planning to tie the knot, pick your bridesmaids in advance. This will help you to take away a lot of the pressure that you will face when you are getting married. Make sure that your picks are very personal to you and are key people in your life.
If you're doing your own catering, Costco is a place that can save you a lot on wedding food. When shopping wholesale, you can get large amounts of food for cheaper than you could if you did not wholesale shop. You may want to ask your friends to chip in with buying food.
For your first song as a couple, use something that is not only popular but has a lot of meaning for you and the person that you love. Play the first song that you ever danced to or a song that reminds you of that person to make the best of this moment.
When deciding on your wedding cake, try to achieve colors that will match your theme. You can use a Pantone book, to help you find the exact colors that you will be using. Most cake bakeries use this book to help them color the cake to match your wedding. Having a cake that completely matches your color scheme, can be very impressive for your guests.
To save money on your wedding, you may want to consider making a CD of your favorite songs instead of having a DJ. The price of a DJ can really hurt your pockets and picking out the songs that you and your spouse like can make your day more personal.
One of the most awkward moments at a wedding can be the bouquet toss. If women don't want to get involved they shouldn't be pressured to, so let the DJ know not to say anything to upset the guests. Take a poll before the wedding to see if anyone is really interested in participating and if not, skip it!
If you are going to have a DJ at your wedding, ask to see them in action before the big day. You do not want to be stuck with an inexperienced or unskilled DJ whose lack of musical abilities could ruin the whole atmosphere of your wedding reception. Ask to watch them work at another event first.
You need to tell your DJ what you do want to be played, but also make sure he or she understands what not to play. Perhaps you want to avoid country crooners or hard rock tunes. This will help you to avoid discomfort on the big day.
Discuss sponsorship with vendors who will be servicing your wedding. Many vendors will reduce costs if you allow them to do small things such as their name on the place cards for tables, listing them in the wedding program or perhaps a mention during the reception festivities by the DJ. These small savings can add up quickly.
Ask your friends, family, and co-workers to find out what skills they have that can help you with your wedding. For example, your best friend might have worked as a florist and a cake decorator, one cousin could be a DJ and the other a photographer, and maybe your Grandmother is willing and able to do all the catering!
With all of the tips you just learned, you should be feeling more confident about how you can make your wedding day to be the way you want it to be. Just try your best to apply all of the information you just learned and don't hesitate to look over it again. Your wedding should be great, if you apply all that you learned.