Free wedding ideas; Planning the perfect unique wedding
Tips on planning a perfectly unique wedding.
The first step to planning your perfect and unique wedding is in the brainstorming. Before you even begin any research on how to plan a wedding, take some time to reflect on what you are dreaming your wedding day to be. Once you have decided on your wedding day viewpoint, then it’s time to move on to the next step.
Step number two is all about research. The Internet is a great resource in our day and age in finding information. Look for information and articles on wedding planning and how to budget for your wedding. You can subscribe to www.bridalguide.com to receive the email newsletter. This newsletter offers very good ideas and information.
Once you’ve done your research, you are ready to begin projecting your budget. Before you make any plans or decisions, you need to know how much money you can spend. However, working on the budget goes hand in hand with planning the steps from the day after your engagement to the wedding day.
Through your studies on the Internet, you can gather information and compile a listing of what steps come first, such as announcing your engagement in the local paper, to planning the rehearsal dinner.
If you want your wedding day to be unique, use the following ideas to make it a special day. For wedding invitations, “plantable” paper is an option and can be utilized with the invitation printed on a transparency and attached to the paper. The internet is a great resource for locating such paper.
In following with the theme of being unique, here are some more ideas. You can opt for a morning wedding; which is not as common as an afternoon or evening wedding. This gives you time to celebrate and then get out of town early and move on to your honeymoon.
For the guestbook, use a large scrapbook with 20 white pages inside plastic page protectors. On each page glue either a small heart or a small flower seeded paper to the corners of the page. This adds dimension to the large blank page. In the middle of the page, you can write a small message or poem to your guests that you are so happy they have come to share in your special day and you would love for them to share a special message or well-wishes with you.
You should advise your hostess to take the pages out of the plastic protectors and to have your guests sign a small note to you in the guestbook. It would be nice to look back at the guestbook and read some notes, rather than just see a list of names of who attended.
To be practical and save on the budget (and to allow for special ideas such as a dove release or a harpist), you can do your own silk flower arrangements and utilize a florist for the bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages. You should visit the local craft store and purchase supplies: silk flowers, urns, foam, green flower tape, stem wire etc. to make the arrangements. You can also purchase plaster pillars for the church or ceremony site and have a candle and flower arrangement as a beautiful addition to the pillars.
At the entrance to the aisle, you can place an eight foot archway (good for use indoors and outdoors) and arrange it with tulle, silk flower swags and ribbons. White lights are sometimes included in the box.
Another idea is to hire a harpist to perform his or her repertoire during the prelude, the lighting of the candles, the processional, the unity candle / communion and at the recessional.
Following the ceremony, a dove release is another option if you don’t want to have the usual bubbles handed out to your guests after you are introduced as husband and wife. A dove release can create a beautiful ending to your ceremony.
Planning a wedding should be a great experience for you, not just a stress-filled time of trying to get everything done. By outlining what you’d like to see at your wedding and doing a budget and then researching ideas, you’ll be off to a great start to making your wedding day a day for your dreams to come true.