Little Tips for your Big Day

They say that in the ‘art of marriage,’ the little things are the big things. I wonder if that true for the art of a weddings? Sometimes couples get too caught up in the tiny details and miss the big picture. But there are a few little things I’ve picked up along the way – some little tips for your ceremony that may be helpful.

For men: keep the boutonnieres on the smaller side. A big boutonniere often won’t ‘stay put,’ they tend to fall to the side.

Speaking of flowers, also keep the bouquets small to medium – it makes them easier to carry and hold. Trust me, they can get heavy. If you want to splurge, make it on the flowers themselves not the size of the bouquet. And of course fresh flowers for centerpieces are fantastic, so go ahead and go big on that if you want!

The perfect size bouquet.

Men should consider buying a great suit rather than renting a tux. Unless your wedding is extremely formal, a suit is perfect. You’ll have it for other occasions as well and in that way it’s a good investment. For outdoor, less formal summer weddings, it’s ok to skip the jacket, and just go with suspenders, tie, and/or vest to give it some pazazz. Don’t forget the trendy cool socks.

Cool socks help complete the look.

Vows – if you are writing them yourself, try to keep them under 200 words, or less. Don’t write a book, it will feel like an eternity. Don’t write your entire love story, instead remember to write your promise. If you are choosing more standard vows, you don’t have to say the exact same vow to one another. Instead pick different ones that have the same tone and intent.

When doing a ritual – do it big! Pouring sand? Chose a large vase and fill it up! Using candles? Use lots of them.

Skip the aisle runner, especially outdoors. They can really trip you up sometimes. If you want to decorate the aisle, use petals instead.

Involve your bridal party to show them how much they mean to you by having them surround you in a circle while you exchange rings.

Hire a great photographer and ask everyone to put away their phones and cameras for the ceremony.

If you are giving out bubbles or petals, have your officiant remind everyone to get them ready before the pronouncement. Without a heads-up you won’t be walking down the aisle through them for a beautiful and photogenic moment.

Remind everyone to be sure to get the right effect.

Wedding planning can be overwhelming. The biggest tip of all is don’t sweat the small stuff and your wedding day will be a big success.

 

Thank you Lisa Rhinehart for the wonderful photos

  

 

 

 

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