Tuesday, January 19, 2016
How The Heck Do You Make Sure Your Wedding Runs Smoothly
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading" -- Lao Tzu.
Many people have thought long and hard about their wedding day.
Down to the tiny details such as the dress, the hair and even the colors of the flowers.
It can be exciting to finally plan your wedding, but without the right guidance, it can seem overwhelming.
It is important to practice walking down the aisle as often as possible before the ceremony.
Be certain to practice at the wedding venue while wearing your wedding-day shoes.
Doing so helps to ensure a smooth and confident walk when your wedding day comes.
When someone is going to talk during your wedding, be sure to have them rehearse what they're going to say in front of you so that you know what they're saying is appropriate.
There will be a lot of different generations at your wedding, and a joke that young people can relate to might not be good for elders to hear.
Do not avoid eating just so your wedding dress will fit.
Starving yourself will just dehydrate you and make you feel sick.
You may even faint while saying your vows. A good idea is to get a dress that has a corset back; this way, you can keep it on or take it off on your wedding day.
If you do not want a traditional wedding cake, consider individual-sized cakes.
Alternatively, consider something like low-fat cupcakes, gluten-free cake, fruit-filled low calorie cakes, or other such healthy alternatives.
Brides who want to sparkle might like to add some flashy stones to their bouquet, including rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, and even diamonds.
Crystals come in adhesive and heat-fixed varieties, or brides may choose to add pieces of costume jewelry or heirloom pieces to their bouquets.
Consistency is important in regards to stone sizes, cuts and the colors that sparkle, as all this needs to coordinate with your overall ensemble.
When inviting loved ones to destination weddings, try finding out if they wish to stay for your honeymoon, too.
By booking longer stays, money can be saved. Also, this will increase the quality of memories that you have.
Once you have your dress paid off and all ready, it is wise to leave it at the store so it can be properly stored until the big day.
Bringing it home could expose it to dust or dirt, getting it stained or other damages.
It can be safely kept at the store until you need it and can be freshly steamed when you pick it up.
Consider asking someone you know to become ordained and preside over your wedding.
They can do so online. Your ceremony will have a more personal tone, and you can save money by not needing to hire an officiant.
Always consult your local laws to ensure that this is legal, and be sure to get the right paperwork and accreditation in order.
For help with your wedding, you can find local vendors on Craigslist.
Meet up with them in person, do an interview, and discuss your needs and wishes before you pay anything.
Wedding planning doesn't have to turn into an overwhelming stressful event.
You might even enjoy planning it just as much as your actual wedding.
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