A lot of people resist the urge to pay thousands of dollars for a wedding planner and choose to go the DIY route and plan their own weddings. If you fall into this category and are planning your own ceremony, check out these helpful tips below and make that special day, one you can be proud of.
If you can’t have a limo for your wedding, dress up the cars you’re going in. Put on crepe paper flowers, streamers and whatever else the owner will let you dress it up with. It will make you feel like you have your own customized coach, so you don’t really need a limo anyway.
Keep your flowers simple to avoid higher prices. If you can get by with just an arrangement of flowers rather than an elaborate piece that is designed by the florist, then you will alleviate one of the greater costs of the flowers. The arrangement is half of the cost.
When deciding on your wedding cake, try to achieve colors that will match your theme. You can use a Pantone book, to help you find the exact colors that you will be using. Most cake bakeries use this book to help them color the cake to match your wedding. Having a cake that completely matches your color scheme, can be very impressive for your guests.
If you are having a reception at a venue that doesn’t supply the decor, you’ll have to pick up the napkins and tablecloths yourself. I wouldn’t recommend going with plastic, so instead pick up inexpensive fabric and hem the edges to make it look like a professionally finished product. Do the same for napkins in a matching color.
Make sure that you never plan your bachelor or bachelorette parties the day before the wedding. There may be a lot of drinking at these parties, and the last thing that you will want to do is ruin the day of your wedding because you are not fully functional. Have a calm day right before your wedding.
Brides should take the time to practice walking in their wedding shoes and dress so that they will be comfortable and graceful on their big day. If you don’t wish to risk twisting your ankle, choose stylish flats instead. Sexy footwear won’t do you any good if you wind up falling on your bum.
You should avoid smoking or drinking beer from the bottle while at your own wedding reception. It’s just gauche and tacky to be seen doing something so pedestrian, so try to live up to the classy theme of your wedding. After the reception you can go home, light up a stogie and get wasted, if you so desire.
Going the do-it-yourself route can really put a lot of pressure on you to pull off a stellar event, whether you’re the one getting married or just the one planning the ceremony. Always make sure that you’re seeking advice on how to simplify the process. Use what you’ve learned here and plan a great wedding.