With your spring wedding around the corner, you are just about ready to bloom. Enjoy your time as a budding bride with these fun, budget-friendly tricks of the wedding trade.
Find your flowers
Your wedding falls in one lucky season. As nature reemerges, your ideal bouquet may be more affordable now than in other seasons. Traditional and exotic options are at their bests. Get command of your many in-season choices now.
First, visit a local botanical garden to gain a feel for your unique floral quotient. Your florist will help you coordinate your wedding’s flower style within your budget and schedule. Finalize your bouquets and floral accents at least 30 days ahead of time.
Tend to your teeth
Your wedding day will pass, but its photos will pass through generations. You want a smile people remember for all the right reasons, so visit a dentist before the big day.
A routine cleaning is an absolute must, as well as cavity fillings if necessary. If your dental insurance allows, consider replacing silver fillings with the many low-cost natural color fillings available today. Undergo professional teeth whitening two weeks before the wedding. Any sooner may dull your teeth with coffee, tea and wine consumption.
Start the party early
You chose your wedding party for their loyalty in good times and bad. Now cash in on what sets them apart from others. They will be more than happy to assist you well before the big day.
Dispatch your maid of honor to assign small roles to all party members. Allow them to liaison with your florist, caterers, venue staff and guest list to double-check orders, deliveries and attendance. Add them as backup contacts for loved ones and businesses.
Take a prenuptial honeymoon
With the influx of loving people and daily wedding tasks, your groom may become more of an event planning business partner than the man you fell in love with. It is okay to honeymoon before the wedding!
Pre-wedding jitters are normal for both partners. De-stress with a night or weekend getaway at a local hotel, bed and breakfast or spa resort. Turn off your cell phones, unplug all devices and avoid wedding talk.
Work with the weather
Spring brides courageously opt to deal with the most unpredictable weather all year-round. Plan for rain or shine.
Practice with your hairdresser for options in all-weather scenarios. Include beautiful barrettes and clips in your styling arsenal. If you set your heart on an outdoor wedding, have a Plan B rain venue and instruct guests ahead of time. Explore online retailers for custom-made rain bonnets, and set up umbrella stations throughout your venues.
Your springtime wedding sets the stage for a blissful summer of honeymooning. You can cover your bases, bond with your besties and reconnect with your groom along the way.