Wedding Do’s and Don’ts

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By RichardLederman

This list will help you plan your big day! It’s worth a look!

Start by creating a list and then start to cross things off it. It is essential to stay organized. Many sites offer great planning tools.

Pin it!

Make a Pinterest board of all the ideas and photos you have. These photos can be shared with the photographer, or anyone else who needs to create or recreate what they like.

Get your friends together.

A group of people with a common occupation or characteristic. There are a lot of things to do. Just when you think “this isn’t so bad”, another thing pops up. You don’t have to do everything yourself. Spend your day planning and organizing. Your team can help you! People are always willing to help. You will feel exhausted and stressed if you try to do everything yourself. Many things can be done by others, such as decor, research vendors, stamp application, etc.

Open bar dude!! !

We all know that weddings can be expensive. You shouldn’t forget about the free drinks… at most for a portion of the evening. You have many options to make it affordable. Some venues allow you to bring your own alcohol, while others let you buy kegs and provide wine. Your guests already give you nice gifts, and many can’t afford to spend $50+ on drinks. The bottom line is that you want your guests dancing and having a great time at your event, so booze won’t hurt.

Thank everyone and be thankful!

Many people give their time in some way. Make sure you thank them personally on your wedding day. It will be more meaningful to them if they thank you over the microphone at the reception than the one you send later.

Queen Bee or Queen Beotch

Your bridesmaids will be there for you in many different ways. They should be open to doing whatever you ask them. But remember that they are also doing a lot of things for you. Think about how you would feel if your bridesmaids were there for you: buying gifts, running with and alongside you everywhere, dressing as you like, and digging into their pockets. Keep your cool and thank them for everything.

Are we ready to go home? !

Okay… ceremony at 2:20, photos till 4, hit a few bars, and dinner at 6. Sound good? It doesn’t sound good, I hope! Your guests will go crazy! People make the biggest mistakes when they allow their guests to take a break after the ceremony. What are your guests going do with all that downtime? They are there for celebration and fun, not to nap. Keep the party going. People who are bored will not wait for too long and most likely will leave and go home. While you can have photo booths and other fun activities during social time, it is not enough time for people to sit down and enjoy their dinner.

Aruba, Jamaica I would love to meet you.

Wow, that sounds amazing! It may be the destination wedding you have always wanted, but not everyone can make it. Some people might not be able or able to leave work. Others may not have the finances to travel so far. You should consider filming your destination wedding and holding a reception in your local area for guests who were not invited or those who couldn’t attend.

It’s possible, if you put your mind to it.

DIY is very popular these days. But is it the best option for you? You can make your cake, alter your dress, and design your invites. It’s great to save money, but it’s also important to consider how much time it will take. Some things can’t wait that long. A long to-do list that is not completed by the wedding date is one of the worst things that you can do. You may not be able to do some of the things you want, and you might end up paying more than you should. It is possible that you run out of time, or spend more money than what you paid for a professional to do it.

1… 2… 3…4… Money out the Door!

It can be difficult to create your guest list. If I invite them, then we should invite Uncle Bob. Your fiance and you should create a master listing. Then, sit down together to determine your cut-off points. You can limit the number of people you invite by asking yourself how important they are to your life and your family. Invite them if they are important to your life or have had a significant impact on it. If they have not, then you will know what to do and what not to do. Ask yourself: “Who has to be invited?”