With one-third of engagements happening between Thanksgiving and New Years Day and 10 percent of all proposals happening on Valentines Day, many newly engaged couples may be thinking, Now what?!
Host of My Fair Wedding and Celebrity Event Planner David Tutera offers couples five tips to help make planning their dream day a piece of cake.
The first mistake people often make is that they think small – meaning, as soon as the ring goes on, they slip away and start buying all the little things they think they want or need and that could really ruin a budget, Tutera says. Dont focus so much on the little trinkets of your theme – take care of the big details first and then leave the small stuff for later.
Mind your Ps – Poise, posture, polish and politeness. A brides posture reflects her mood. Stand tall. Sit up straight. Practice good wedding etiquette – starting with the receiving line; stop by each table at the reception, be prompt with thank-you cards.
You, but better. Dont forget to budget for beauty. Book hair and makeup trials and make style choices that enhance your dress and flatter your face. Think about your everyday look, the one your groom fell in love with, and take it to the next level for your big day.
Get the perfect shots. Make a shot list for your photographer to be sure that person captures those once-in-a-lifetime moments on your wedding day.
Head-to-toe fashion. The right shoes, the right jewelry and the right headpieces can elevate the style of a simple dress and really work together to tell your wedding story. Draw inspiration from your gown. Jewels, shoes and other embellishments can be an easy way to change up your look between ceremony and reception.