5 Wedding Tips For Your Upcoming Big Day

Congratulations on your engagement! This is a momentous occasion. And while there is plenty of excitement, there is also a lot of work to do to plan the perfect wedding. With so many options, it can seem almost impossible to make the best choice. But fear not. You have come to the best place to get some tips for planning your wedding! Whether you are planning an extravaganza or you are hoping for more intimate nuptials, the below information will help you chart your path to the perfect wedding day for you and your special someone.

Guest and Couple Experience

Think about what type of experience you want to have for your wedding. Your wedding should reflect who you and your fiancé are as a couple. Make sure you plan this day with that in mind. It is too easy to get lost in the idea of what a wedding should be, rather than what would best demonstrate your love for one another to the people you love the most. More than anything, your guests will remember how they felt at your wedding. If you want to have a large 300-person wedding, go for it! But if you would prefer a more relaxed affair at your home, that works too! Your wedding is to celebrate your love. Let your love shine through.

Choose Food Wisely

Food is easily the most important aspect of a wedding reception. You want to make sure there are plenty of options for your guests. What is your favorite food? Make sure to incorporate that into some of the dishes and explore food selections that will give you and your guests both hearty and light options. Also, take into consideration that some guests will have food allergies such as shellfish or nuts.


Selecting a venue can be the most difficult part of wedding planning. Before you choose a venue, you will need to decide on the approximate number of guests. This will prevent you from booking a space that is too small or too large for your wedding.

Also, take into consideration the season of your wedding. Some venues have more space options in warmer months. They are able to utilize their facility’s outdoor spaces. However, if you have your heart set on an outdoor wedding, make sure to come up with a plan for bad weather. Even during the summer months it can rain or be gloomy. If you would prefer to move your wedding inside if this happens, you will want to ensure your venue can accommodate last-minute changes.

Go for the Best Photographer You Can Afford

Pictures are the only thing that will remain of your once-in-a-lifetime wedding. You will want to ensure all the perfect moments are captured and preserved for many years to come. And while you can find a photographer inexpensively on discount sites, finding an experienced wedding photographer can mean the difference between photos you love and photos that are just okay.

You might also consider getting a videographer in addition to regular photography. They can capture the entire day digitally and perhaps even include words of wisdom or well wishes from the guests.

Bridal Party Gifts

It is traditional to give bridal party members small gifts as a token of appreciation and friendship. Often, these gifts are a piece of jewelry or item that can be used on or for your wedding day. A great idea for bridesmaids could be jewelry sets to be worn with their dresses. Little pearl earrings offset with small lab-created diamonds could be a perfect and budget-friendly option. For groomsmen, finding a nice flask or cigar case with cigars inside could work well.

You are well on your way to planning the wedding of your dreams with all of the tips you have learned! Just remember to keep you and your intended in mind with every decision you make. Doing so will help you to focus on what is most important for your wedding, which includes showing and professing your love to the world. Here’s to wishing you all the happiness in the world as you embark on your marriage!

Author's Bio: 

Katie earned a BA in English from WWU and loves to write. She also adores hiking in redwood forests and photography. She feels happiest around a campfire surrounded by friends and family.