In todayâ€™s economy, there are a lot of tips given to couples on how to have an inexpensive wedding. But not all couples are strapped for cash, and neither are their families. These people need advice too; just because you have money doesnâ€™t mean you know how to throw a good wedding. If you have money, you can probably afford to hire a wedding planner, but if you donâ€™t want to go that route, then here are some tips for you on how to “show off”.
First, purchase a great wedding ring. This is one time when women should let their men go to the store on their own (after a pre-purchase trip of course) to shop for the ring, making sure the men know their finger size and what they like. Men tend to spend more money on things they donâ€™t know a lot about, especially if they have the money to spend. It wouldnâ€™t hurt your case to walk by a jewelry store here and there while in a mall, admiring certain styles of rings.
Second, purchase a great wedding dress and make sure it makes you look amazing. You want to feel like Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, and though youâ€™ll be seen in any wedding gown you wear, imagine how youâ€™ll capture everyoneâ€™s eyes in a dress or a gown adored with Swarovski crystals. Oh yeah, make sure to buy your gown from a famous designer; after all, youâ€™re out to impress.
Three, Donâ€™t get just one limousine; get at few. You may need more, but you need at least three to show the entire community just whose getting married. You need one for your wedding party, one for your family, and one for your spouseâ€™s family. If you have a large wedding party, you might need another limo; bigger family, more limos.
Four, Go all out for decorations in the church. Of course you want real flowers an elaborate ice sculpture and a mixture of colorful satin and lace touches. Thatâ€™s just not enough, though. You need a customized, painted runner made of cloth. You need scented candles alit during the ceremony along the aisles. You want plants, and you want symmetry. You also want to hire someone else to put them all up; you have better things to do with your time.
Five, Donâ€™t hire a singer; hire a choir. Everything sounds better with more than one voice, even if that voice is Mariah Carey. Whether theyâ€™re singing with an organ or a chamber orchestra, having at least 8 voices singing will impress everyone. Get them to sing the wedding procession in its original German for an extra touch that not even a princess would be allowed to have (because the wedding march most people know is from a secular classical piece, A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream by Mendelssohn, rather than a liturgical piece).
Six, Release the doves. Itâ€™s not a lavish ceremony without having some birds flying off the first time you step outside as man and wife. You may never see them again, but who cares; youâ€™re rich!
These will get you through the first part of the wedding; stay tuned for part two, the reception.