I was married on June 7. It didn’t quite go according to plan…because it rained. While we had a church wedding, we planned to have our reception outside. I had rented tents, tables, and chairs. Oh Virginia weather…why must you always rain on important days?!?!
My wedding was amazing and I loved it. I do wish we had been able to have our wedding reception outside instead of in the church social hall. It’s always so crowded in there. If I had to do it over again, I would have definitely found a place with more space and that would have allowed us to dance.
I invited Hellen McAdams on to share with you a checklist of things you need for your wedding. Here’s what she has to say-
Late summer weddings are becoming more popular. Many times couples choose the late summer because the weather tends to settle down. That, and it’s easier to get time off from work.
If you are planning a late summer wedding, here’s a checklist of the things you need to do:
1. Pick The Right Wedding Dress
If you are planning an outdoor wedding, you’ll want to make sure you pick the right dress. This will greatly depend on your personality. Some brides don’t want a long train that will get dirty on the ground. Others have no problem trashing their dress. Whether you are getting married on a beach or in a church, you’ll need to get the right dress if you do!
You can find more choices here for wedding dresses—and even a little guidance in the process. Some brides go into the process with their dream dress already in mind, others have trouble finding the one. We’re here to provide some tips and tricks for narrowing down your wedding dress selections.
2. Checklist For The Wedding Ceremony
Here’s a checklist of the things you need to line up for your wedding ceremony:
Reservations for the church and reception
Gifts for parents and Bridal party
Decorations for the wedding and the reception
3. Honeymoon Tips
Once you have the wedding figured out, you want to get your honeymoon ironed out as well. Don’t skip the honeymoon, if at all possible. This is the best time for you and your spouse to bond. I recommend that you do not plan every single minute of your honeymoon, but leave time for you both to relax.
4. Gift Registry
People will want to bless you and your spouse with gifts. It is very helpful to your guest if you sign up for a gift registry. If you want to know how to find out what is the ultimate honeymoon gift, you might check HoneyFund.com. It’s an online gift registry service that makes it easy to give and receive the perfect wedding gift.
Hopefully, these tips will help take the stress out of planning a wedding! Good luck!
Keelie is a mother of three amazing boys and married to her high school sweetheart, Austin. She spends her days running R5 Website Management, taking care of the home, and investing in her children. In her spare time, she loves to encourage married couples to grow deeper in their relationship and find joy in their marriage.