Start planning your wedding as early as possible. By doing this you will have plenty of time to shop around for the best deals on flowers, dresses, venues, music, photographers, cakes, entertainment, invitations and catering.
When you have made an appointment to sample wedding cakes and determine what you will have at your wedding, first consider the number of guests you will need to feed at the reception. Then have your wedding cake designer walk you through the options for styling your wedding cake and be sure to taste all your options before making a decision.
Start planning your wedding as soon as possible. This will allow you to shop around for things like catering, cake bakeries, wedding dresses and venues without the added stress of time constraints. If you are purchasing your wedding dress, you could save money by purchasing a "like new" wedding dress. There are many stores that will offer wedding dresses that have only been worn once. These dresses will be cheaper than purchasing a brand new dress and could look as great as a brand new dress. Wedding dresses are marked up by fifty percent or more. You should see if you can get a discount on the one you love, or maybe one that has a flaw that they've put away in the back.
To ensure that you make it down the aisle with ease, be sure to try on your wedding shoes and wear them for one to two hours - at least twice - before the big day. This is especially important if you are unaccustomed to wearing heels, or if your feet are prone to swelling. It will also help you to decide if you need to add strap or heel cushions to your shoes to prevent blisters.
The flowers you choose for your bridal bouquet are extremely special. They are the flowers that you will hold as you walk down the isle. Take care that you choose a bouquet that you will love and that complement the rest of the wedding flowers you have chosen. Shop around! Make sure you call plenty of florists when you are pricing flowers for your big day. Wedding flowers can be one of the costliest parts of your planning process. You may want to look into creating your own arrangements and buying your flowers from a wholesale outlet. There are many flower arranging tips online that can help.
When ordering wedding invitations, make sure that you always order a few more then you are expecting to mail out. When you will be writing the invitations you might realize that you should have had someone on the list but did not. Since it costs quite a bit to have them printed, it is good to just have them handy.Make your own wedding invitations or have a relative or friend do it. More than likely you have a budding artist in you circle of acquaintances that would love to try their hand as some hand made paper invitations.
Consider which precious metal to choose for your engagement ring purchase. After setting and stone, the type of metal you choose makes your ring one of a kind. You should pay attention to any jewelry that your sweetie wears to fully understand her preference. Some women like white metals, while others appreciate yellows. If you have some fine jewelry or heirloom jewelry whose value you want to protect through insurance, it is wise to take excellent pictures of these pieces and to have an appraisal done by a professional.