If you are planning on getting married in the near future, you are probably wondering what it will take to pull off your ideal wedding. While a dream wedding for one person may be different for another, here are a few tips that will help everyone enjoy their special day.
It can be easy to go over your wedding budget if you aren't careful. While you want everyone to be floored by your floral arrangements and the decorations on the cake, you must ensure that you can afford to pay for your event. Additionally, the budgets of your guests should be taken into consideration. If your guests cannot afford to spend money flying to your wedding and then stay in a nice hotel, try to make the event as close to home as possible.
Everyone has a friend who has good taste in music or is good at taking pictures. These are people who you can be used to your advantage to lower costs while giving them some professional experience. Although their services may not be free, they will come at a substantial discount to you.
Your budget may not allow you to have everything that you want. Therefore, it is important to determine early in the wedding planning process what you absolutely must have to make your wedding special. Whether you want the wedding in a particular church, a specific food for the dinner or you prefer an open bar to a cash bar, make sure you get what you must have by identifying those needs as soon as possible.
The guest list is usually a battle of attrition for both the bride and groom. Each side has people that they want to invite that the other side might not want to have. At the end of the process, you need to have a confirmed list of people who you know will be there to celebrate your wedding as opposed to starting family drama or free drinks. To make things easier, you could decide to have a small ceremony with only close family and friends with a larger party to be held at a later date for everyone else.
Creating your dream wedding doesn't have to be a large extravaganza. As long as you have the right people, setting, location and stick to your budget, you will have a day that you will never forget. When you look back at your wedding day years from now, the memories will be unforgettable!