We all know that weddings aren’t cheap. In fact, it can cost anywhere from $90 to well over $300 per guest, depending on where you live!
Every bride hopes and deserves to have a great wedding. After all, it’s a celebration of love and the start of a new life!
However, with so much money and planning going into the big day, it’s easy to get caught up in the stress and lose sight of what’s important.
Read on for five tips to have a great wedding without getting caught up in all the details.
1. Spend Your Money on What Matters
If you’re looking for ways to keep your budget tight without sacrificing quality, consider prioritizing some elements over others.
For example, a mindblowing menu and an open bar will keep just about everybody happy. What’s less crucial to the experience? Expensive, ornate table toppers.
2. Hire Professionals You Trust
Everyone you contract for your wedding, from the DJ to the caterer, is a piece of the puzzle. If your wedding day team has strong time management and respects the importance of their role, your wedding day will run smoothly.
However, one bad contracted worker can throw off the timing of the rest of the day. Make sure to ask people questions about how they’d handle certain situations before hiring them. For example, these tips for wedding day photographers can give you guidance on what to ask and what standards to set before signing any contracts.
3. Decide on Ground Rules in Advance
No matter how laid back you are, you need to decide on wedding day ground rules in advance. Think about whether or not you’re comfortable with people taking photos on their electronic devices, for example, or whether people can request songs. If you don’t, you’re going to be frazzled when people start doing things you wish they wouldn’t.
4. Add a Little Something for Everyone to Your Playlist
One of the most memorable and joyous moments of a great wedding is the hour or two spent on the dancefloor. If you want to get people out there and moving, try to make a playlist that appeals to everyone.
That doesn’t mean every song has to appeal to every guest. That’s probably impossible.
Instead, try to play at least one song for each group or demographic that’s coming so that everyone will be tempted to get up and boogie at some point during the night! Another good rule of thumb is to avoid songs that may be overtly offensive to some of your guests.
5. Keep the Ceremony Short and Sweet
If you want to avoid fidgeting guests and fussy children, try to keep your ceremony short and sweet. Of course, you shouldn’t sacrifice any elements that are important to you and your beloved to make this happen. Just trim down the time as much as you can and are comfortable with so you and your guests can get to the bar and start mingling as soon as possible.
Low Stress Creates a Great Wedding
The biggest key to a great wedding is to avoiding stress as much as possible. Laugh off the little bumps in the road and remember that your guests aren’t noticing them as much as you might think. Keep your mind on your beloved!
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