(BPT) - There's so much to love about an outdoor wedding. Whether it's set on the beach, at a winery or even in the backyard of a family member, pledging your eternal commitment to your partner in beautiful natural surroundings makes the day extra memorable.
Public speaking can scare people who don't do it regularly. It gets even more daunting when you're asked to do it on a day you know that someone you're close to -- along with all their well-dressed friends and family members -- will remember forever.
When it comes to planning a wedding, one of the first details you might want to secure is where the ceremony and reception will be held. As many venues book far out in advance, you might need to secure the venue as soon as possible. To help you find the perfect spot for your wedding, consider these details:
While a bride's wedding gown may get most of the attention, her veil is also important. Use these tips to help choose the right veil. Veil should complement your look: When selecting a veil, make sure you pick on that complements your look and not one that competes with it. Select a veil that fits the overall style of your dress, one that completes your desired wedding-day look.
Making your bridesmaids gifts for being in your wedding is a nice, personal touch, and it doesn't have to be too complicated. Check out some of these DIY gift ideas from MarthaStewartWeddings.com. Handmade jewelry: This is a nice, sentimental keepsake. You can take a class on how to make jewelry to create the gifts for your loved ones, you can buy a DIY kit from a craft store.
While it's easy to remember to take care of the major details of your wedding, like the dress and the cake, it can be a lot harder to remember the minor details. Make sure not to forget about these often-overlooked details on your wedding day. Feed the vendors: When putting in your final order to the caterers, don't forget to include all of your vendors, including the photographer, videographer and wedding planners.
The overall success of your big day is greatly impacted by the happiness of your wedding guests. You can't always prevent that one uncle from getting a little too drunk or control how many people want to jump in to make a "quick" impromptu toast. You also can't make everyone happy all of the time. But with a little awareness, there are some things you can try to avoid ahead of time to minimize any unhappy guests at your wedding.
For guests at your wedding an important detail for the couple to provide is a wedding registry. While some couples might feel guilty registering for gifts - especially if they feel like they already have most of the necessities - it can be a helpful tool for guests who just don't know what to get the newlyweds. When registering for gifts, don't forget these essentials:
At your wedding reception, your guests will likely spend most of their time at the table. Because of this, it's important to decorate the tables in a way that both looks amazing and also make your guests feel comfortable. Use these tips to help you decorate: