Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime experience. Planning this special day can be overwhelming. Fortunately, millions of women over thousands of years have faced the same challenge. There are some basic tips in how to arrange the perfect wedding.
1. The best way to start planning for your perfect wedding is to know your budget.
Do you want to spend it all on the wedding and have a short honeymoon? Would you rather have a longer honeymoon on an exotic island? Who is paying for the wedding? Once you have a handle on how much you will spend, then you can move on.
Do you want a traditional wedding? A traditional wedding is one that follows age old customs. Each culture and religion has their own idea of what a traditional wedding should be. A typical traditional wedding in America would probably be overseen by a minister in a church; the wedding march would be played, the bride wearing a white dress with several bridesmaids and a maid of honor. However, there are many variations to the traditional wedding. Once the boundaries are pushed so far, it is no longer traditional but casual and informal.
2. The style of your wedding depends on your tastes.
You know deep inside the kind of wedding you’ve always dreamed about. Is that dream practical? If you can’t make all of it come true you can always make part of them come to life. Does a casual and informal style suit your taste more? There’s nothing wrong with casual. Casual can still be done with elegance.
How many people do you want to attend? Just remember the more people you invite, the more it will cost. Wedding planners and caterers charge by the head. The location may determine how many can come.
3. Choosing your location sets the tone for the wedding in many respects.
If you hold it in a historic church with stained glass windows, you will probably have a traditional and formal wedding. If you want it more casual and informal, you may opt for a garden wedding. There are no boundaries however, certainly the most elegant and traditional weddings have taken place in an outdoor garden and are breathtakingly beautiful.
Make sure you get the marriage license ahead of time. Depending on the state you live in, the rules vary. Will you need a minister or judge? Schedule this as far in advance as possible in order to get the person you want to reside over your ceremony.
4. Music is so much fun to pick out for weddings.
Usually the bride and groom have their favorite romantic song. Choosing someone to sing is a little harder. You can always hire a professional. Churches can recommend someone in the church that sings at weddings. So much music is available across the internet; it’s relatively easy to find what you’re looking for. Again, the style of your wedding will take precedent over your music.
Luckily the flower business is a lot more competitive than it used to be. Finding a florist is as simple as surfing the net. You will definitely be able to save some money in the flower area.
5. The bridal dress is worn once.
Do you want to spend a lot or not? This is the question. Some brides spare no expense here. Perhaps the budget will determine the dress.
Remember, caterers and wedding planners charge by the head. So before you plan the menu, you’ve got to know the number of attendees.
Don’t forget the photos! Finding a good photographer will be best from references. Weddings should only happen once, so make sure it’s recorded perfectly for all time.