12 Tips For A Memorable Wedding
As every bride to be knows, planning a wedding is no easy task. There's always something to consider, some minor detail that can't be forgotten.
Whether you're planning a large, over-the-top affair or hoping for a more intimate event, here are twelve tips that can help you have that memorable wedding you've always dreamed of.
1. Think like a guest
When planning your wedding, try to envision how it will be for guests. Keep them in mind when you decide where to seat them, music choices, and the menu you decide on. Offering a variety of choices that will appeal to everyone is a good start to planning a stress-free wedding.
2. Pick a good venue
Size is key when planning where to have it. Pick one that's too small and it can leave guests feeling squished and claustrophobic. If it's too big, they are liable to get lost, or worse, lose interest in the festivities.
3. Hire good entertainment
Good entertainment is crucial to keeping your reception moving and your guests from boredom. A good DJ, a live music band, even professional performers like belly dancers are all great forms of entertainment your guests will love.
4. Short and Sweet
When thinking about speeches for your reception, the key is to keep them short and sweet. The last thing you want is to subject your guests to long, drawn-out talks. It's best it keep them simple and appropriate. This is true for anyone giving a toast at your wedding. "No embarrassing stories" is a good rule to follow.
A successful wedding will showcase both personalities of the bride and groom. It gives guests a look at who you are and adds more meaning to your event.
6. Plan for the unexpected
You can never be over-prepared for your wedding day. You should consider all possibilities and scenarios, and plan accordingly. Always have a plan B.
7. Hire extra help
Even the most independent bride can benefit from a little extra help when planning a wedding. Depending on your style and need, you have the option of hiring a full-service wedding planner or a special day-of coordinator. Each can bring expertise and calm to your hectic day.
8. Your own words
Writing your own vows is a special way to share how you and your mate really feel about each other. It also has the added bonus of being an unforgettable experience for your guests.
9. Include your kids
Giving your kids a special role in the wedding can help cement feelings as a strong family unit. Have your son walk you down the aisle or your daughter stand in as a bridesmaid. It will be a sight no one will forget.
10. Don't skimp on photos
Your wedding pictures are meant to last a lifetime and showcase the love you have for each other long after the honeymoon phase. Hiring a quality photographer will ensure you get the memorable, breathtaking shots you deserve.
11. Stick to your budget
A wedding budget can help you stay focused on what's most important. Instead of splurging on things you don't necessarily need, a budget can remind you what's really special to you when it comes to your wedding day.
One final tip to have a great wedding is to remember to breathe. Most likely, something will not go exactly as planned. The key thing is to stay calm and go with the flow.
Weddings are special events that allow us to share the love and commitment we have as mates with those who care most. A little planning and extra thought can help you achieve the dream wedding you've always wanted.