It’s summer time and weddings are breaking out all over. Here is a guide to help you prepare for the wedding ceremony.
June and July are the most favored months of the year for weddings and there are many things that have to be arranged. Of course you have already done the initial planning. You have your budget ready,set the date, made the invitation list, ordered the invitations, and ordered the ring. but you still have to arrange for the wedding ceremony.
You must make arrangements for a place to hold the ceremony and you will have many choices. It can be a church, synagogue, hall, park, lakeside, back yard, or any other place of your choice. Some places must be reserved far in advance of the ceremony, others are more readily available, such as parks, lakeside, and so on.
Retain someone to preform the wedding. It can be a rabbi, minister, priest, or justice of the peace. Make sure they will be available on the date you need them.
Unless you have a garden of flowers available you will need to find a reasonably priced florist to provide the flowers. You can choose the flowers yourself.
Large weddings include bridesmaids and ushers in addition to the maid of honor, best man, ring bearer,and flower girl. Choose attendants from your relatives and close friends.
If the groom, best man and ushers plan to wear tuxedos, you will need to rent them. Each attendant will need to go for a fitting.
Choose a wedding gown for the bride, and gowns for the bridesmaids. She can choose white or any color she prefers. Coordinate the bride’s gown and the other gowns. Allow enough time for alterations if needed.
Choose a photographer based on cost and ability. View his previous work to see if it suits you. Be sure the photographer knows exactly what you want and knows everyone involved in the wedding.
Have a rehearsal a few days before the ceremony and be sure everyone involved attends. You might want to have a simple meal after the rehearsal, the traditional rehearsal dinner.
Good luck with your summer wedding. We have three weddings to attend in July. If anyone has any good ideas for memorial weddings gifts please let me know. I am running out of ideas for all the showers, graduations, birthdays, new babies, and weddings. I have depleted my best ideas, not to mention my money.