There is so much planning to do when you are getting married. Sure, it is easy to remember to set up the big stuff, like the church, reception venue, and picking out the right dress. Do not forget about the smaller things which can add so much to your day, creating memories to last a lifetime!
Of course the reception will offer plenty of uses for your color theme. Tablecloths, napkins and centerpieces are available in a host of colors. The reception might also be the place to introduce secondary colors. After all, a group of green-clad bridesmaids, sitting at a table with a green tablecloth, definitely needs another color to break up all that green. Maybe soft yellow placemats or napkins will be a nice complement.
Organizing games at a wedding reception is a great way to get people involved and make them feel they are truly a part of the celebration. It’s also a way to fill time, if the wedding planners know this isn’t a “dancing” group or if you want to loosen people up for a long night of celebrating. Whether a small or large wedding, reception games work for just about any group.
Seating is also important. Unless you want guests sitting on the ground, you will need to provide chairs of some sort. Always have extra chairs because you want your guests to sit somewhere and you are never sure how many will show up. 10% extra over the expected number is usually enough. If you don’t like the look of walking down the aisle to empty chairs, the unused chairs can be folded up and put away before the ceremony. It is a good idea to have some of the men in the wedding party favors check the site out on the day of the ceremony and forewarn you of any difficulties.
If this is your first wedding and the costs just keep adding up, you should recycle some items. For example, can the bride wear her mother’s wedding gown with a few alterations? Can the engagement ring be a family heirloom instead of buying new? In most cases these items will have more meaning than a new item, you will be glad you chose to recycle.
Shop around before he is on a florist. Even if you do the first interview you, keep shopping until you have some love quotes. Someone might offer a better deal or have better ideas than the first. Weddings are a competitive economy and providers are often adjust the price or give you a better deal if you compare the prices and shop around to know.
Personalized hangers make a nice keepsake for after the day. More details may be added to the wood part of your hanger, including the bride and grooms name and the date. You may also have them painted with a theme to fit your wedding and your colors. How special this will be!