Wedding Planning Tips
We know wedding planning can be overwhelming — from flowers, decor and venues to choosing the perfect rings or wedding favors, there is A LOT to think about. Although it seems like a daunting task, it can be done if you stick with your intuition and apply your own tastes and personal touches to The Big Day. To help you along, we’re sharing a few of our top tips to help you create the perfect wedding of your dreams.
Choosing the venue is one of the most important decisions you'll make early on. The location affects almost everything else, from how many people you invite to what kind of flowers go on the table. Knowing how many guests you're expecting to invite is essential before you visit possible venues.
Also, it crucial to know how much your total budget is, as well as approximately what your design will cost to execute so you can make informed decisions when considering a venue.
Finally, ask yourselves what feels authentic to you as a couple, and choose a space and a design that's a representation of who you are and the guest experience you want to provide. The bottom line is to explore your options, check out the top contenders, and ultimately select a place that fits your guest count, style, and budget.
Just like finding the perfect venue, you want your vision to be sync with your florist as well. Whether it’s designing a cascading trellis dripping with flowers for the ceremony or creating the perfect centerpiece for your reception, start the process by asking your florist for recommendations.
It's important that you find someone who is able to deliver on your wedding décor choices and on your budget. Although floral samples will vary depending on your florist, we recommend asking them to include a mock reception table set-up, centerpiece, and bouquet so you can get a real preview of what your wedding and reception will look like.
Are you envisioning a simple band or one with embellishments? Do you think you and your partner’s rings should match?
You're going to wear this band every day, so the goal is to choose something that you love and will seamlessly become a part of your life. Narrowing down your ring options may seem overwhelming, but don’t panic. Pay a visit to the wedding ring experts at Zales. From simple bands in traditional metals to diamond eternity bands, Zales will help you find the perfect band that symbolizes your unending love.
Discuss with your partner the vibe that you want your wedding to have and start looking for inspiration to make your vision a reality.
Do you love the idea of an outdoor wedding? Consider bringing the indoors outside by adding comfy lounge chairs, couches and love seats to your reception space. Depending on the season, be inspired by your surroundings and decorate with natural backgrounds of trees and other lush greenery. Fill the space with suspended lighting and twinkly candles to make your outdoor space feel more intimate. Most importantly, design a wedding space that you love, and your guests will love it to!
Wedding favors should be a fun, extra wedding detail to show your guests how much you love and appreciate them for celebrating your special day with you. For inspiration, think about some of your favorite treats or personal hobbies. Check out My Wedding Favors for a wide variety of unique and exclusive favors designed to capture your personality, style, theme and color palette. This way you will be able to send your guests home with something they'll really love.