8 Things Every Bride Wants
It is every woman’s dream to have a spectacular wedding. But planning a wedding is a lot of work, and you will encounter things you hadn’t planned for. It is important to be fully prepared so that you know what is ahead of you. Here are 10 things every bride wants that will help you to plan the biggest day of your life.
A Gorgeous Wedding Gown
When you’re shopping for your wedding gown, many people will tell you “You’ll know it’s the one when you try it on.” Don’t believe this because every time you put on a wedding dress, you’ll wait for the “this is it” feeling. Everyone is different, you may get the feeling or you may not. You may fall in love with the first wedding dress you see or the 10th. Don’t think too much about your wedding gown and simply enjoy the experience.
While every bride looks stunning on her wedding day, remember that there’s a style for everyone. Find out which style looks good on you so you can dazzle on your wedding day. Your wedding gown isn’t just a dress, it is the most important piece of clothing you will ever buy. Choose it carefully and you won’t have a single regret.
An Experienced Wedding Planner
Preparing for a wedding can be an overwhelming experience. You have to invite guests, choose the bridal party, pick a venue, hire a caterer, plan the ceremony – the things to do are unending. With the help of a wedding planner, you can eradicate most of the stress that comes with planning a wedding. But how do you know the wedding planner you choose will rise to the occasion? Here are some tips to help you pick a great wedding planner.
Consider the Service You Need
Full service wedding planners can handle every wedding detail while some planners offer partial services. A full service wedding planner helps wedding couples to save both time and money.
Interview Wedding Planners before Settling On One
Wedding planners are very different. Some are professionally trained while some aren’t. Choose someone who is trained and experienced. A good wedding planner will provide recommendations from satisfied clients.
Prioritize the Budget
A skilled wedding planner understands budget constraints and is able to work with a set budget. They give money-saving suggestions and provide top-notch service. They also offer great prices because they have contracts with caterers and vendors.
Every bride wants great bridesmaids, period. But while a wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of a bride’s life, this isn’t always the case. Conflicts arise between brides and bridesmaids and ruin the big day. Sure, bridesmaids can cause drama, but they can also support a bride as she transitions. If you want to have a great wedding, choose bridesmaids who want to be in your wedding, let them pick what they want to wear, and don’t make your wedding a financial burden for them. Remember that they are there to help you so refrain from treating them like employees.
A Stunning Venue
A wedding venue sets the tone for a wedding. But choosing a venue can be an uphill climb. Whether you want a beach wedding or a countryside ceremony, start looking for a venue from the time you decide to get married. Make a budget, select a location (indoors or outdoors), and check its availability and capacity. Find out about facility extras as some venues offer chairs, tables, linens, and much more. Some venues have restrictions so be sure to ask if there are any.
A Brilliant Photographer
A skilled photographer is able to take beautiful, emotional pictures that give newlyweds lasting memories of their special day. Unlike other wedding vendors, a photographer can’t make you taste or smell his wares. You will only know if you chose the right one after your wedding day. This means you should carefully scrutinize the artistic style, professional skills, and personal demeanor of a photographer.
A professional wedding photographer takes natural, unposed images without interrupting the flow of the day. While many wedding photographers have embraced this trend, there are still a few that will move you and make you pose in order to capture perfect images. Interview photographers beforehand and go through their previous work. You’ll be sure to choose the best.
Top-Notch Catering Service
Wedding food and drinks cost a pretty penny. It goes without saying that you must carefully select your caterer. Don’t be so quick to sign a contract, ask as many questions as you want. The caterer must be able to make excellent food, provide first-rate service, and fulfill all your requests.
Ask about their availability, their experience, the quality of food they serve, and if they can work with your wedding budget. Go for a tasting session to fully comprehend the caterer’s style, quality, and presentation. The session will also give you a chance to see how your ideas can be merged into their current menus.
A Good DJ
A DJ is a big part of the wedding reception. They ensure that the events flow smoothly and the music they play creates the right atmosphere. Popular wedding DJs are usually booked in advance so if you want one you have to act quickly. The most important thing to look for in a wedding DJ is experience. Wedding receptions go a certain way and experienced DJs understand this. A DJ can also come to your rescue when things go wrong. He will keep guests entertained until the problem is fixed.
Wedding vendors can make or break a wedding. While only two of you will walk down the aisle, the people who help make your day great are many. But choosing the right vendors can be tricky. Talk to a few friends and get recommendations. Plan a meeting with each vendor and note how they conduct themselves from the word go. For example, a DJ who invites you to check him out at a wedding may invite strangers to your wedding.
Every bride wants to have an unforgettable wedding day. But it’s impossible to have a great wedding if things go wrong. Know what brides want and avoid the mistakes others made.
May 13, 2016