Most little girls dream of their wedding from a young age. The dress, the venue and the catering, everything has to be just so. The reality is that no matter the size of the budget or the number of the guests, whether it is formal or informal, weddings are a stressful affair. Here are some tips on how to preserve your sanity while organizing for your big day.
Buying locally can save you tons of money and help your community’s economy, too. Choosing local vendors means you won’t be charged for the extra distance they have to travel, which is especially important when it comes to catering. Using a local florist also means that you will receive a fresh bouquet on your wedding day.
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.
Ask your friends, family, and co-workers to find out what skills they have that can help you with your wedding. For example, your best friend might have worked as a florist and a cake decorator, one cousin could be a DJ and the other a photographer, and maybe your Grandmother is willing and able to do all the catering!
Try searching Craigslist to find a local DJ or band for your wedding. Don’t pay any of your responders a penny until you meet with them personally, and always have your betrothed accompany you, for safety’s sake.
When you have decided on a florist, instead of giving them a specific type of flower to stick to, decide on a color scheme to fit the theme of your wedding. This will provide your florist with more flexibility, which will help to exude a more elegant feel to your wedding.
Do not use white flowers in your wedding. White flowers have a tendency to bruise, making them look unattractive and causing them to be virtually unusable. This means that your florist will have to get rid of a bunch of the blooms in order to find some that will look perfect on your special day. You will spend less money if you choose a different color.
Choose flowers for your wedding that are in season. If you choose colors that are out of season, you will pay more to have them in your bouquet. Ask the florist for a list of colors that are in season before choosing any arrangements and ask how much more out-of-season flowers will cost.
When deciding on the floral arrangements that will be used at your wedding, you will want to know that different color roses have different meanings, and certain colors naturally go well with others. You want your arrangements to be symbolic and also attractive. Your florist should be able to advise you on these decisions or you can decide on your own by researching floral arrangements online.
These ideas should help you to have the day you have always dreamed of. Do try to remember that at the end of the day, the most important thing about a wedding is the act of exchanging your vows with the person you love and every other little detail is that, merely a detail.