From picking the right wedding dress to finding the right venue, it can really take a lot out of you when planning a wedding. It's important that you try whatever you can to alleviate some of the stress associated with a wedding, and that's where the tips in this article can come in handy.
If you will be having an outdoor wedding, consider the costs involved. To save money on your wedding, keep in mind that outdoor weddings may require permits, have party size restrictions, and if you will be allowed to have music. Also, weather conditions could add extra costs to your outdoor wedding plans.
If you want to minimize the stress that you have on the days leading up to your wedding, hire a wedding planner. This person will be able to make sure that everything runs smoothly and that time management is taken care of. Hiring a wedding planner can be expensive but it can make a huge difference to your stress levels, as well as to the overall quality of the wedding day.
If you are having a reception at a venue that doesn't supply the decor, you'll have to pick up the napkins and tablecloths yourself. I wouldn't recommend going with plastic, so instead pick up inexpensive fabric and hem the edges to make it look like a professionally finished product. Do the same for napkins in a matching color.
If you're really worried about guests at your wedding drinking too much, you can only offer a cash bar. When people are forced to pay for their alcohol, they're less likely to drink as much. You could also make the bar cash-only, forcing people to go to an ATM if they run out of money which, when your drunk, isn't easy.
Remember to serve non-alcoholic drinks at your wedding reception. When people are planning their wedding reception, they just assume all of their guests will want to drink alcohol, which is not always the case. Also, there may be children or teenagers at your wedding, who obviously, cannot drink alcoholic beverages.
Bridal fashion changes drastically from year to year. Unless you are set on spending the money and storage space necessary to preserve and keep your wedding dress, consider renting a gown instead. Most formal wear rental companies are very reasonable in price and policies, and you can wear the expensive designer wedding dresses of your dreams for pennies compared to buying it for a one-time wearing.
Your venue should not only support your guest count but more importantly it should make you want to get married there. If you have a dream or hope for the look of your wedding, make sure that your venue fills that need. By doing the appropriate research and investing a bit of time, you will create an environment that is the foundation of your wedding.
As any married person can tell you, a wedding is much more than just a fancy dress and a nice setting. There's so much that goes into planning a wedding that there's even a career opportunity for people who know how to structure the process. Make sure you use the tips in the text above to help you get a handle on planning your wedding.