Most little girls dream of their wedding from a young age. Today I can reveal that I am about to step on that journey – you may hove noticed that some of my posts recently have featured wedding photography, well the secret is out – I am getting married!
So I am officially in the wedding planning stages – As you girls will know, the dress, the venue and the catering, everything has to be just so. The reality is that no matter the size of my budget or the number of the guests, whether it is formal or informal, weddings are a stressful affair and I know I am in for a long ride, and no doubt some of you will share those concerns. So here are some tips on how to preserve your sanity while organizing for your own big day.
For an outdoor wedding, try to place your guests away from staring into the sun. The sun should be on your guests’ backs so that they are not blinded while trying to watch you take your vows. You can also try planning your wedding where the sun will benefit you, by providing a beautiful sunset behind where you and the groom will be standing.
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If you watch your wedding photographer (assuming you hired a professional) then you will see they will also keep the sun behind their subjects, so that they are not squinting. If you look at the website of Devon Wedding Photographer Paul Keppel ( http://www.paulkeppel.co.uk ) you will see some clear examples of the sun behind the subject ( he will use flash to compensate for this ).
Never forget that your wedding is YOUR day, so YOU need to choose the items you want for it. Decorations, cake, food, dress, shoes, it’s all up to you. Don’t let your friends or family get bossy and try to turn it into their dream wedding or you’ll regret that mistake for the rest of your life.
You don’t have to have a white or ivory wedding dress if you don’t want to, so spice up your wedding day with some color! You can choose a pastel color that highlights your hair or eyes, or have bursts of a bright color like red highlighting the details on your dress.
Choose your reception venue with the guests in mind. If your family is mostly elderly then you aren’t likely to choose a location with a lot of stairs, or a big dance floor. If you have anyone in your family who is handicapped then you should ensure that the venue knows they’re coming and will make everything accessible to them.
If you are planning a tropical destination wedding or honeymoon on the beach, opt for inexpensive sandals with a thin rattan or jelly sole. These shoes can be easily embellished to match your bridal gown or beach attire by adding on ribbons, vintage brooches, silk or fresh flowers, or even clusters of crystals.
These ideas should help you to have the day you have always dreamed of. Do try to remember that at the end of the day, the most important thing about a wedding is the act of exchanging your vows with the person you love and every other little detail is that, merely a detail.
This is sooooo exciting – can’t wait to get things really moving – more soon!