Get Rid Of Wedding Nerves With These Tips

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  1. Many brides wish they could go back in time and give themselves some advice about planning their weddings. If you are in the throes of wedding planning, this helpful article will share some useful tips to keep you from making the same mistakes others have. Read on to learn some great pointers for wedding planning.
  2. If you are going to have an open bar at the wedding, make sure that there is someone to monitor the people who are drinking so that no one goes overboard. Also, everyone who purchases alcohol should have to show identification to be served. This can limit any accidents at the wedding.
  3. To make your wedding more personal, include a theme that encompasses you, your future spouse, and the things that are most important to your relationship. Pick a theme that relates to who you are as a couple!
  4. If you have a lower budget for your wedding, don't include flowers in your decorations. For centerpieces you can use branches you find on a walk in the forest, and surround the containers you put them in with stones from a nearby river or creek. Make a bouquet out of local plants and flowers for a locavore touch!
  5. Typically, you will have a set way that you want everything to go for your wedding. If something does not go according to plan, try not to stress out. Adjust to the situation so that you can make the most of what you have and avoid any stress on the day of your wedding.
  6. If you are charging to photograph a wedding, make sure that all expectations are set before the big day. Find out what the couple are expecting to get at the end and what the cost will be. If you're offering your services for free, then it's just as important to find out what end product you're being expected to deliver, and what it will cost you.
  7. When picking out your bridesmaids dresses for your wedding, let your bridesmaids have some say in the decision. You want to make sure that they are comfortable in what they wear on your big day! Plus, having them help to make the decision can take some of the pressure off of you.
  8. If you're having trouble coming up with a gift for your wedding guests, think of something useful. My parents had matchbooks printed with their wedding date, which was great when they got married as no one knew smoking was bad yet. Today I might have a candle with a tag engraved the wedding date instead as it's far more healthy for them to burn that!
  9. Remember to serve non-alcoholic drinks at your wedding reception. When people are planning their wedding reception, they just assume all of their guests will want to drink alcohol, which is not always the case. Also, there may be children or teenagers at your wedding, who obviously, cannot drink alcoholic beverages.
  10. One of the most awkward moments at a wedding can be the bouquet toss. If women don't want to get involved they shouldn't be pressured to, so let the DJ know not to say anything to upset the guests. Take a poll before the wedding to see if anyone is really interested in participating and if not, skip it!
  11. When picking a DJ for your wedding, make sure you choose someone with a great reputation. A bad DJ can ruin your reception, so ask any candidates for their references along with their fees. If a candidate has no references, mark him off the list immediately! If his references are all family, that's another reason to give him the boot.
  12. Tell your DJ the songs that you do not want to be played. Was there a song that you loved once but you no longer do? Whatever music you hate, you don't want to hear it at your wedding!
  13. Tell your DJ the songs that you do not want to be played. If you hate a specific song or a genre, such as heavy metal or country, you don't want that played at your wedding reception. Whatever the case may be, be sure the DJ does not play it, and avoid becoming upset at your wedding.
  14. If you are going to have a DJ at your wedding, ask to see them in action before the big day. You do not want to be stuck with an inexperienced or unskilled DJ whose lack of musical abilities could ruin the whole atmosphere of your wedding reception. Ask to watch them work at another event first.
  15. Ask for wedding help in lieu of gifts. If you have a friend who can DJ, enlist his services instead of hiring a professional. If you have an aunt who takes beautiful pictures, have her snap your photographs. Asking for help instead of gifts will save everyone money, and who doesn't want to do that!
  16. Always do your homework on a band or DJ you are thinking of hiring for your wedding. Ask for contacts and references before you hire them. Once a decision has been made, you need to ensure the person signs a written contract for confirmation. This will help make certain the music portion of the event goes well.
  17. Ask for wedding help in lieu of gifts. If you have a friend who can DJ, enlist his services instead of hiring a professional. If you have an aunt who takes beautiful pictures, have her snap your photographs. Asking for help instead of gifts will save everyone money, and who doesn't want to do that!
  18. When it comes to weddings, there's plenty that can go wrong. Luckily, there are also plenty of things you can do to make sure things go right. The advice in this article will help you avoid problems and will assure that you have an amazing wedding you'll fondly remember for the rest of your life.
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