A lot goes into to planning a wedding, especially these days. What used to be a small family celebration focusing on the bride and groom and their bright future has become a small-scale production in the ultimate in party planning. Weddings are still a celebration, but have grown to become a celebration of style and presentation as well as the couples’ new life together.
Invitations: The first thing a couple does after getting engaged is choose a wedding date. The first wedding party supplies a couple usually chooses are the wedding party invitations. Wedding party supplies set the mood and tone for the wedding, and this begins with the invitations. For some, it may begin early, with ‘Save the Date’ notices that can be sent out in advance for weddings that may require travel or are scheduled near holidays. Wedding party supplies such as invitations and ‘Save the Date’ cards can be purchased at many stationary supply stores. Couples should take their time when choosing these wedding party supplies, because invitations are usually non-returnable and will guide the rest of the wedding planning.
Bridal Party Attire: Thankfully, there are a few wedding party supplies that the bride and groom do not have to purchase. These include the wedding party attire. Upon agreeing to participate in a wedding, the wedding party assumes responsibility for their own attire. This does not make choosing dresses or suits any easier. In fact, with more opinions to consider, this can be a very difficult decision in wedding party supplies. Be sure to have all members of the party shop together for clothing. This is especially important for the ladies’ dresses. Consider all body types and skin colorings in the wedding party, and consider individuals’ financial restrictions as well.
The Cake: One of the most exciting wedding party supplies to plan and purchase is the wedding cake. When considering a cake, consult with a professional who can help decide the size of the cake depending on the size of the wedding. The cake should also fit the theme or tone of the wedding. Choosing a flavor is fairly simple, as it is up to the couples’ taste. However, keep in mind, traditional flavors are more likely to be well received by the wedding guests.
Flowers: Every young girl dreams of walking down the aisle with a bouquet of red roses. Choosing flowers for the wedding may as simple as realizing that dream. Or, choosing flowers can be one of the great difficulties of choosing wedding party supplies. Prices of flowers fluctuate based on the season and availability, so allowing for flexibility in design will most certainly deliver the best outcome financially. Also, the flowers should again match the tone of the wedding. A formal wedding requires formal flowers, and the opposite is true for and informal wedding. Colors are another consideration when choosing these wedding party supplies. The flowers should coordinate with the wedding party attire and possibly the wedding venue.
Choosing wedding party supplies is one of the great joys and pains of planning a wedding, but all is worth it when the wedding pictures and memories of the day are beautiful.