Wedding planning is so hectic and crazy, that you need to get as many preparation questions answered clearly as possible. Here're 8 answers to the wedding planning questions you might feel a little bit awkward to ask.
When it comes to planning weddings, there’re a few things that sound quite obvious, but in fact, you might have no idea how to organize them.
Whether those are small details that won’t really matter that much (like should the bride be wearing your veil flipped back or over her face), or the issues that determine the entire ceremony, you need to get those figured out.
Thus, here’re a few wedding planning tips and answers to the most awkward wedding organization questions you may be a little bit ashamed to ask.
Wedding planning Q&A
Do flowers really cost that much? Yep, if you want to get your venue adorned with roses and peonies, you might have to pay a ton of money to your florist. However, you may stick to the less expensive options for your venue décor. While keeping a few fancier signature flowers in your bouquets, it’s totally possible to keep the rest of the flowery arrangements less expensive, especially if you choose cheaper locally-grown flowers that are currently in season. Repurposing flower decorations and transferring them from the ceremony venue to the reception will cut the flower costs almost in half.
Did he change his mind? Your happy groom might not look that happy during the wedding planning process. But that’s just because most men aren’t that excited about the napkins, flower arrangements and tiny beads on your dress then you are. Give your other half some slack and you’ll see his true emotions once you see his face expression during your walk down the aisle.
Can the bride take her shoes off during the reception? It’s obvious that the bride is going to get quite tired of veering her pretty, but really uncomfortable heels by the end of the evening. The guests might feel that too. Thus, you might secretly slip your shoes off when you’re sitting at the table and your marvelous white dress conceals your bear feet. But, you might just want to have a backup pair of shoes with a smaller heel or a fancy-looking pair of white flats to be able to enjoy the entire reception without constantly thinking about your poor sore toes. That would be especially handy for the dancing part.
Where am I supposed to stand at the altar? Normally, the bride stands on the left (when facing the altar) and the groom stands on the right. But, if you’re a bride, you’ll have nothing to worry about, as your groom will (hopefully!!!) stand on his designated spot once you get there.
Is hiring a wedding/event planner worth the money you need to pay for his/her services? You might think that wedding planners are a must-have for exclusive and expensive weddings that take a lot of time and resources to organize. In the reality, as these pros have been in the wedding organization business for a long time, they may actually help a couple stick to their budget and offer them quite attractive bundle deals average people might not have any access to. Add the stress-free wedding organization experience a highly qualified planner is able to ensure, and you’ll definitely understand the true value of his/her services. If you’re convinced you need a planner to help you organize your dream wedding, you may find one on HireRush.com.
Where does the engagement ring go? Unless you’re Jewish, you’re not supposed to keep your stunning engagement ring on the ring finger of your left hand during the ceremony, as your actual wedding band should be worn closest to your heart. Thus, you may either leave your engagement ring on your right hand and put it on your left ring finger after the ceremony or just leave it at home.
What’s the cheapest way to feed the guests during the reception? Wedding food takes a good part of the wedding budget. But, if you plant it thoroughly, you won’t waste too much money on the food a great portion of which gets thrown away. First of all, order the cake the size of which allows to feed each guest a piece (plus a couple of spare pieces). Secondly, have the caterers provide reception arrival appetizers, a wedding dinner with two well-made main dish options and a few desserts instead of a self-serving buffet table, which often turns into a huge waste of expensive food. Lastly, don’t set up an unlimited bar – a few drinks per night will do.
What do I do when something goes wrong? Don’t rush to fix things and don’t get disappointed with sudden surprises. Improvise, go with the flow and enjoy the moment as it is.
Elena Sheplyakova, independent writer, blogger for HireRush.com, concentrates her attention on small business issues, online marketing, home improvement and organization, healthy foods, family living, useful life hacks and beauty tips.