Your wedding day can be one of the happiest days of your life. Gathering all of your closest friends and family together to witness your lifelong commitment to the person you love….what could be sweeter? But planning and executing a perfect day can be very stressful since there are so many little details that can go wrong – everything from the invitations to your wedding gown. In New Jersey there are many wonderful options available for every component that makes up a dream wedding. Here are a few tips to help you keep you grounded as you plan and implement your wedding vision.
Trust the DJ
One of the biggest mistakes to avoid is losing faith in the folks you’ve hired to help you. Many couples will try to micromanage their DJ with too many song requests but, by doing this, they can actually impede the flow of the reception. The DJ is an expert in gauging the mood of a crowd and deciding when to play specific songs. So trust them to do their jobs by providing a small list of a few favorite songs and limiting the do-not-play list to a small number of tunes that you don’t care for.
No Cash Bar
The decision of whether or not to serve alcohol at your wedding is personal choice. Whether you offer a full open bar, cocktails, beer and wine, or no alcohol, the choice should be made by taking a number of factors into account, including budget, along with your friends’ and families’ preferences. However, a wedding is not the right place for a cash bar and be sure to ask your bartenders to refrain from leaving a tip jar. Gratuities should be handled by you privately with your servers.
Many brides who choose high-heeled shoes for their event end up wishing they had worn flats instead. Brides are typically on their feet anywhere from 8 to 12 hours on their big day. Therefore, whatever shoe you choose be sure you have tested them out. Wear them around the house a bit and keep them on your feet for a while. Remember, you will need to determine your heel height before having your gown altered at the hemline. You can’t go from a 4-inch heel to a flat shoe without your gown dragging on the ground. So commit to your shoe!
Whatever you choose for your big day, no matter what your budget, remember that your wedding is first and foremost a celebration of love, and a heart-warming gathering for your friends and family. The people are what really matter. All the rest is just decoration.