A wedding is one of the most memorable events in someone’s life, and there are many aspects to consider when planning one out. There is the matter of finding the right venue, choosing the appropriate attire, picking out a cake, paying for the wedding and more. In order for a wedding to run smoothly, people need to plan months in advance and they need to make arrangements very carefully. The following wedding guide outlines some of the most important things to consider when trying to create the perfect wedding.
Choosing the Right Venue
One of the very first things to do when planning a wedding is to choose an appropriate venue. The venue you choose can make all of the difference in a wedding and, furthermore, the venue you choose shows what you value. For example, should the venue be an elegant historical site? Or, should it be a nice church? What about a picturesque outdoor venue? Many opt for a church due to their religious affiliations, and there is certainly nothing wrong with this. But remember, it is also acceptable to invite a wedding pastor to any suitable venue. Some people opt to get married at a beautiful beach with a wedding pastor present. Regardless of the venue you choose, remember to thoroughly check into it before the actual wedding. It is highly recommended that you tour the venue, even if you are familiar with it. Finally, you want to ensure you know exactlyhow the venue will look on the day of the wedding.
Picking the Best Attire
In terms of picking attire, remember that elegant doesn’t have to mean uncomfortable! Many vendors sell and rent wedding attire that looks beautiful, but is also comfortable to wear. Most weddings and their accompanying receptions last the entire day and into the night; you will want to ensure that you are wearing something you can move around in.
For the groom, there are two main choices as far as attire: the suit and the tuxedo. Both can be made to match the occasion of a wedding. For example, there is the double-breasted suit that some grooms opt for. And most tuxedos will look fancy, but ensure you are using good judgment when you select one. Also, it’s important to remember that the bride and groom should have a similar style when it comes to attire. If the bride is wearing a stunning, high-end dress, then the groom will want to ensure his suit or tuxedo is very classy. However, in some weddings, the bride and groom select more simple (yet still formal) attire. This is common in weddings held outside.
When picking a dress, the bride should remember the point mentioned above pertaining to comfort. You would not want to pick a dress that shows off your beauty, but makes you so uncomfortable that you don’t enjoy your wedding. That being said, there are plenty of splendid dresses for brides to choose from. The internet has a broader selection of brides’ dresses than stores do; however, if shopping online, remember to shop through a reputable vendor. You want to ensure you are getting a high-quality, well-made dress. Also, remember to read over the return policy on any dress you purchase (in store or online). Sometimes, brides get home and realize they don’t like the dress they picked out. It’s fine to be picky in this situation– it’s your wedding after all.
For brides, there are many different styles of dresses to pick from. Some of these have been touched on already, but just be sure you pick a dress that matches the venue and the type of wedding. For example, if your wedding is in a top-notch hotel, then it would probably be appropriate to buy a very fancy dress. A beach wedding is a different type of environment; however, in the end, it’s up to the happy couple. There’s nothing stopping you from wearing really fancy attire to any type of wedding.
Now, What About the Cake?
A wedding cake is the food-centerpiece of a wedding. Just like the venue, the wedding cake should say something about the bride and groom. How is the cake decorated? What does the cake represent? These are all questions you should ask yourself when selecting a wedding cake. Perhaps the cake is decorated in a way that expresses the couple’s faith, or maybe the cake’s colors have significance. Regardless of what kind of cake you choose and how you choose to decorate it, remember that the cake is just one of many things in a wedding that sends a message.
Wedding cakes are often stacked high and contain many layers, but there are a few additional things to remember about them. As mentioned above, the bride and groom would want to pick out a cake that expresses themselves but, in doing so, they should be considerate of their guests. Some wedding guests may have food allergies, so it’s important to ask guests about these sorts of things ahead of time. Weddings should be inclusive environments, and that means there should be a wedding cake that everyone can eat. Considering these sorts of things will create a happier experience for everyone who attends the wedding.
Paying for a Wedding
The typical wedding costs around $18,000. That’s not small change. Weddings are wondrous occasions, but they carry a steep price tag. In Western culture, it was traditionally the bride’s family that was expected to pay for the wedding. However as times have changed, we increasingly see the bride and groom being expected to pay for their own wedding.
Once arrangements are made to determine who will pay for what, the parties will need to determinehow muchmoney to spend on the wedding. It is sometimes the case that what the bride and groom want and what is financially feasible are at odds with one another. When this happens, you need to step back and think about what is most important for the wedding. Is it the venue? The attire? Perhaps, the reception is more important than either the venue or the attire. The happy couple will need to think these questions through long before the day of the wedding arrives.
Every boy and girl dreams of having a spectacular wedding. With careful planning and attention to detail, dreams can become reality. Consider the things mentioned in this article, but don’t stop there. Think about every part of the wedding well in advance, and that will surely lead to a success story.