A wedding is easily one of the most memorable occasions in the human experience
The loving relationship at the core of a wedding has a great deal to do with its memorability, of course, but careful planning and hard work make a huge difference, too. Here are a few tips that can help make a wedding even more memorable:
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.
Weddings will use a lot of materials, so when you are planning your wedding, make sure that you do things to support the green movement. Try to use a lot of recyclable items to limit the amount of waste that is created. This will help the environment tremendously and improve your conscience as well.
Go ethnic with your catering and get your guests talking for days to come. Chicken and steak have both been done. Go with something creative! Weddings are known for being unique and your reception should offer a variety of foods to satisfy everyone.
When taking photos at a wedding things can get hectic
Have a family member help the photographer out by getting all the family together when it’s time to have group shots. It’s a lot easier to call people by name in the case that they’re not doing what they’re supposed to be.
If you’re planning on having a buffet at your wedding reception, work out a plan to get the food moving quickly so that no guest is left waiting. Consider having multiple tables at different locations in your venue so that many tables can go up at one time, shortening the lines at each.
Displaying photographs of the bride and groom adds a personal touch to any reception, but the cost of decorative picture frames can add up very quickly. Instead, string two- to three-foot sections of ribbon, faux pearls, or floral garlands in a conspicuous place near the entry to the reception site. Then, use small scrapbook clips to clip the photographs to the ribbon. This is much more affordable and prevents damage to your photos.
If you have your heart set on a destination wedding, make sure you choose the end location carefully. You’ll want to pick a place that is meaningful to both of you, but also consider how many people will be able to afford to join you. You may choose a location closer to home to ensure your family can be there.
For grooms-to-be, it is important that you choose the best man possible
You want someone who is responsible and will help your wedding day go smoothly. Also, do not choose someone that your bride does not like. This will just make your bride and best man feel uncomfortable on your wedding day.
If you are attending a wedding, make sure to bring a gift or a card and arrive on time. Once the processional has started, you won’t be able to be seated until after it has finished, and unless you are a close personal friend, it may be awkward to have you standing in the foyer watching the bridal party as they prepare to walk down the aisle.
When picking out your wedding ring, make sure to get one you know you are going to like years down the line. Many people pick a random ring, and later decide that they do not like it. Also, if you are going to get matching bands, make sure both of you like them.
When inviting parents to your wedding, consider what time it will be held if they’re planning on bringing their kids. A night-time wedding with a reception that runs into the wee hours of the morning will not work well for children, so either move your ceremony to an earlier time or provide accommodation for children to have a nap during the reception.
Be extremely careful at your wedding that no underage guests can have access to liquor or you and the company catering your bar will be liable. Let the bartender know who at your reception isn’t of age so they can turn them down if they make it to the bar. It’s highly recommended to sit the youngsters on the opposite end of the room so they have a longer trip to get there, making them more vulnerable to being stopped by other guests who know them.
Every wedding is special and unique – even more so than the two people whose union calls for the occasion. Many people contribute to a truly memorable wedding in ways great and small. This article offers just a few humble suggestions to assist the whole loving community of helpers that do their part to put together a great wedding.