A wedding is meant to be a beautiful, meaningful experience that you and all your guests remember for a lifetime. It shouldn’t be memorable because of everything that went wrong! Planning even a simple wedding takes a lot of effort and thought. So, to make sure your wedding goes well, try the following easy tips.
Photographs that couples won’t think of can make their wedding album special. If you’re doing the photography, make sure to take photos of all the small things, including the rings, bouquet, invitations, program, tables, cake, food, menu, and lots of candids of the guests arriving. You can find more ideas in wedding magazines as their photography will be top notch.
When picking a DJ for your wedding, make sure you choose someone with a great reputation. A bad DJ can ruin your reception, so ask any candidates for their references along with their fees. If a candidate has no references, mark him off the list immediately! If his references are all family, that’s another reason to give him the boot.
For men who are about to get married, it is just as important that you wear a nice tuxedo as it is that the bride wear a beautiful dress. Men just assume that all the attention is on their bride, but the groom has all eyes on him as well.
Make sure to let any parents attending your wedding know the itinerary for your day so they can work situations like naps, changing diapers, feedings, or bedtimes into the schedule. They can also plan to have a babysitter, if necessary, and know when they’ll have to leave to go home to relieve her.
When making table assignments for your reception, ensure that even numbers of guests will be at each table. Try to group tables according to age, so that they could find similar things to talk about.
If you will be serving a meal served over multiple courses, keep your guests entertained while food is being served with small dishes filled with sweets at each table. Try sugar roses which subtly match your decor, or thin crackers that whet the appetite.
Keep your alcohol intake low during the festivities. You have to remember that you will be in many photographs and have quite a few important things to be involved in throughout the day. Keep your drinking down and celebrate after the fact with your new spouse. You will create happier memories if you do.
If you want to have reception next to a pond or in the evening, think about bugs. Put bug repelling candles on the tables. Protect the food and drinks from bugs with cloths or nets. You can also hand out bug spray to your guests and tell them to dress accordingly.
These tips should help keep your wedding less stressful and more enjoyable for you, your guests and everyone else involved. If you follow this advice, you’ll be able to look back at your wedding photos and remember only good times, as you’ll have avoided any mistakes or mishaps that could taint the memory of your wedding ceremony.