Have you always dreamed about having a celebrity wedding or the wedding that your friends will be talking about for years to come? I am going to tell you how to have that wedding that everyone will envy even your mother-in-law!
Get a theme and get one fast. Find one that represents you and your finance. It is important to have a theme because if you are not careful you could end up with a wedding with several different themes. It is easy just to start planning without really thinking about how you want it all to come together. Start with your hobbies or interests. Are you into country, contemporary or historical classical? Your colors can also be your theme. However make sure to choose colors that complement each other and complement your style, three colors max! Also make sure to be accurate with your colors, for example brick red or pale pink to keep the consistency of the color theme throughout the celebration. When you are choosing themes or colors make sure to choose season appropriate colors / themes. Your theme should pull your whole wedding together from food, decorations, to ambience.
Ok, now that you have your theme it is time to make your wedding venue look like a million dollars. Use simple gestures and touches to play into your theme. Add props, decorations and colors to make your guests feel like they just walked into a whole new magical world. This does not mean fairy dust and feathers just the world that you have created to celebrate this thrilling time in your life. Also make sure to discuss decoration ideas with your venue site and be aware of any rules or restrictions with decorating.
Assigned seating is great not only for your guests but for you as well. A lot of times the families of the bride and groom are meeting for the first time and weddings are the perfect time to celebrate together. It is important to keep your couples together and seat single attendants at the same table so they do not feel intimidated or left out. Seat guests by their personalities and age, for example you do not want to sit your fiancés 92 year old grandmother next to your college girlfriends. You could "seat" yourself for disaster. Having assigned seating takes a little time with planning on your part but the day of you will be happy you did!
Your entertainment should equally represent you and your fiancé's personality. You should interview several different entertainment vendors to find the right one for you. It is also important that your DJ understands and represents your wedding theme. Check out the suggested vendor questions at PremierWeddingPlanning.com to make sure that you ask and are informed about every detail of your entertainment.
Nobody wants to be the first on the dance floor so you should make a point to get the party started. It is your wedding so you should have all eyes on you. Trust me you will not be alone long, everyone will follow in your footsteps to the dance floor. Keep the adrenaline high all night long, play a variety of songs, old and new, fast and slow, ones that you know that not only you love, but that everyone will enjoy. Work with your DJ prior to the wedding and sketch out a play list, make sure you know what is going to be played and when, to a certain extent. You also have to trust your DJ; They are professionals at getting the party hopping not stopping!
Good Food … Good Party
Food can make or break a party; This does not mean however that it has to break your bank account. If you are planning on having a large guest list and are working with a limited budget, plan on serving hors d'oeuvres with a variety and build up the presentation with flowers, props and inexpensive decorations. Make less look like more. Discuss your budget with you caterer, he or she may have some great ideas for affordable menu options without making your food presentation seem cheap. You can also make less look like more by having different food stations. Maybe you want the cheese and fruit over by the wine bar and the desserts over by the dance floor. This is not only fun but it presents a well thought-out themed wedding. If you chose to have plated dinners make sure it corresponds with the formality of your wedding. Also allow choices, for example salmon and steak, or a vegetarian dish and chicken. Decorated dinners are very elegant though can be very expensive.
Connect With Your Guests
Make your wedding unique and an event that your guests will remember forever. Adventure out of the traditional vows and toasts add flavor to your wedding. Some ideas include; Naming your assigned tables to reflect your guests that are listed there or name theme places you and your fiancé have traveled, your favorite foods, hobbies, or songs. Display pictures throughout the dessert on the gift table, cake table and even on the assigned tables. You can even include pictures of you and the appointed seated guest at their tables. Guests love photo slide shows and these are easy to do and provide entertainment for all ..
Planning a wedding can be very stressful and most brides do not realize all the little details that are involved in the actual planning. Get the help of a wedding planning professional and take advantage of vendor discounts, creative planning, and a load off your shoulders! Your only job should be being the bride, allow someone else to wear the stress and you will thank me. If you want to do most of the planning yourself then hire a wedding coordinator for the Day of Coordination only and your wedding will be blissful! If you are interested in speaking with a wedding planner check out PremierWeddingPlanning.com/Contact_Us.htm and ask for a quote.