It’s not unusual for brides-to-be to worry over every last detail of their wedding prep. That’s only natural; it’s your big day, after all, and you want everything to be just right for your guests.
The reality is that there are certain things your guests really will care about—like the food and the music. If you don’t get these elements right, people might remember your ceremony for all the wrong reasons.
At the same time, there are things that your guest frankly won’t care about, at least not as much as you might think. We’re not suggesting that these things are irrelevant, but they do represent some areas where you might try to save a few bucks rather than going all-out, or worrying yourself to death.
Here are some examples.
1. The invitations. We’re not suggesting you can’t spend some time looking for pretty wedding invitations that reflect your personality. With that said, remember that invitations typically get tossed in the garbage pretty quickly; your guests aren’t likely to linger over them or think about them too deeply.
2. The programs. As with the invitations, the programs won’t really linger with your guests for long. In fact, some DIY options—like simple chalk board signs—can be far more effective and affordable.
3. Your guestbook. You could spend a lot of time looking at different guest books, but here again, a simple DIY options can actually be a lot more memorable, and save you time and money.
4. Linens. You need linens, and ideally, you’ll want them to fit with your chosen color scheme—but beyond that, they’re strictly utilitarian. Go for something simple and save money—or, better yet, see if your venue or your catering company has linens they can provide.
5. Your first dance. First dances are often a little shaky or awkward—and frankly, that’s fine. It’s not about the performance, but just about you and your new spouse being together. Don’t spend too much time being anxious about your dance.
6. The bouquet toss. This is one wedding tradition that’s slowly being abandoned. You can still do it, but only if you really want to. The important thing is just to have fun with it, not make it an item of stress.
Again: Have fun planning your wedding but save the bulk of your emotional investment for the things that matter most, like your food, your music, and your wedding dress. And for help planning a wonderful, memorable wedding event, reach out to Mosteller Events today!