Plan Out Your Big Day With These Helpful Reminders


Your wedding day is something you have looked forward to since you were a little girl. Now that it’s time to plan for the big day, it can be hard to decide what kind of venue is right for you. This article will give you some tips that you can use, so that you can have the perfect wedding day that you have always dreamed of.

Keep your outdoor wedding decorations simple, at all costs. You will want to be the central of your wedding and too many decorations can take away from this. Keep your decorations very neat and ornate, but make sure not to go overboard, in order to allow your guests to maximize their experience.

Personalize your wedding by including things that represent your spouse-to-be, and the bond between the both of you. A theme should be selected that matches the time that you’ve had together.

Don’t starve yourself silly just to fit in a wedding dress. If you attempt to lose weight too quickly, you are going to be dehydrated, just like a fighter getting ready for a fight. The last thing you need is to pass out as the vows are being given. Purchase a dress that will hug your curves and fit you well the way you are.

Make sure that if you are going to be traveling out of the country on your honeymoon, to have all of your documents intact, including your passport. This is a stress that you will not need right after your wedding and could put a damper on your honeymoon if something is lost.

Be certain that your reception venue has a good-sized dance area. You want room for people to move freely as they dance. Move furniture if necessary to make room for exuberant dancing.

If your wedding reception is beginning to look more like a child’s birthday party, have all the children gathered up and taken to their own area to enjoy some suitable entertainment. A clown or magician can keep their eyes locked on him while you and their parents dance the night away.

If you are planning an outdoor wedding you will need to consider the possibility of bad weather. If you do not have a backup plan, this could ruin your wedding and inconvenience all of your guests who are attending. Always prepare for the worst on important occasions.

When having an outdoor wedding, the food served can be greatly affected by the weather. If you are planning a wedding during hot weather, ask your caterer if they have experience in serving food when it is hot outside. If the food cannot be kept at the correct temperature, avoid foods that have mayonnaise and any other dishes that will need to be kept cold.

It is important for brides-to-be to stay calm during the wedding planning process. Many women get stressed out when planning their wedding, and end up taking their frustrations out on those around them. Take a deep breath and remember that this is one of the most important events of your life, so you should be happy.

If you find yourself getting stressed in the process of planning your impending nuptials, consider taking some time away from the process for a bit of rest and relaxation. A day at the beach for the bride and groom or a day spent doing something you enjoy can help replenish you.

If you’re trying to save money on your wedding reception, consider planning it for a time that does not require a lunch or dinner to be served. Instead, you can just serve appetizers, drinks, and/or desserts. This can save you a significant amount over the cost of providing a full meal.

You may want to consider not planning your wedding for a Saturday. There are a lot of weddings planned on Saturdays, normally because most everyone already has the day off. The issue with planning your wedding for that day is that most every church and reception hall is booked far in advance for each Saturday. By changing the day, you may find that the venue you genuinely want is available.

As stated at the beginning of the article, it can be hard to decide what kind of wedding venue is right for you. It is your special day and of course, you want it to be perfect. Hopefully, this article has given you some great ideas, so that you can have the wedding of your dreams.

How to Choose the Right Wedding Gown for Your Big Day

Wedding dresses are literally the icing on the cake on every bride’s wedding day. You can find perfect wedding gowns online, or simply brainstorm which style of wedding dresses to start looking for as you narrow down your search.

First you need to determine which types of wedding dresses are right for you.
Your wedding dress should tell the world exactly who you are. After all, this is YOUR day, and your wedding gown is the key way that you share yourself with your wedding guests — and, of course, your husband-to-be.
By now, you’ve likely given some thought as to what kind of wedding you would like to have: traditional, informal or a theme wedding, perhaps.

Here are some general guidelines:
In formal weddings, brides generally wear long white/cream-colored wedding dresses and a veil, perhaps a train and, of course, gloves.
In semi-formal weddings, brides generally wear long white/cream-colored wedding dresses, a veil and gloves if desired.
In informal weddings, brides have more flexibility. They can wear wedding gowns of any color — short or long — or even a suit.
What about theme weddings? Here you should decide first on the theme and then on the formality of the wedding you’ve always wanted to have. Only then is it time to shop for wedding dresses and wedding accessories to determine which ones match your theme!

As you can see, the most important aspect to consider when selecting wedding dresses is your own sense of style.

For specifics on what’s appropriate to wear for each type of wedding, I recommend Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette, which devotes an entire chapter to wedding dresses and other fashion dos and don’ts, or Vera Wang on Weddings, in which Wang shares her vast fashion expertise with you as you plan your wedding. Both can be purchased from any major online bookstore and have great tips on buying wedding dresses.
How can you purchase wedding dresses online?

The Internet can be a tremendous help when you’re looking for wedding gowns and have a tight wedding budget. And let’s face it — most of us do have to keep the bottom line in mind when we plan the most important day of our romantic lives.
After you have given some thought to the type of wedding you want to have, I recommend that you:
Look through bridal magazines and check out your options by flipping through the pages to see which wedding dresses are available in your area.
Go to local bridal stores and try on wedding gowns.

Look online to see what other wedding dresses are available to you. In case you’re uncertain about buying wedding gowns from an online vendor, bear in mind that there really are online bridal shops that deliver the same level of service as regular stores.

Compare the in-store price to the Internet dress stores to find out which is the better deal. Many online stores offer you discount wedding dresses because of their vastly reduced overhead costs!
Narrow down your search to a handful of wedding dresses that make your final cut.
When you’ve gone through all these steps, you’re certain to have accessed all the wedding dresses available to you — and you will very likely save your hard-earned money if you end up finding discount wedding dresses available only from an Internet vendor.

Good luck with your search! Though it might seem daunting at first, if you follow these tips, you’ll be well on your way to finding a beautiful range of perfectly elegant wedding dresses.