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All of Your Wedding Questions Answered

If you’re planning a wedding, chances are you have some questions! You’re not alone. No one ever knows exactly what to do when it comes to planning their wedding. If you’re planning a wedding, chances are you have some questions! You’re not alone. No one ever knows exactly what to do when it comes to planning their wedding. Unlock answers to your wedding q&a with our expert insights. From handling common wedding questions to nailing your wedding budget, we’ve got you covered.

I don’t want to invite kids to my wedding. How do I let guests know?
While not allowing kids at a wedding can be a touchy subject, the best way to be direct is to write it on your invitations. Be clear about who’s invited and who’s not by saying something like, “Due to [cost constraints and/or safety concerns], we are unable to accommodate children at our event.”

How early is too early to start wedding planning, trying on dresses, etc?
It is never too early to get ahead of the game! Especially when it comes to purchasing your dress, and booking vendors. Sometimes starting early allows time to make payments. Also, things can take time to arrive like wedding dresses. It can take wedding dresses up to seven months to arrive after being ordered, and wedding vendors usually book out far in advance.

What should I consider when selecting a wedding venue?
Choosing the right wedding venue is crucial for your big day. Consider the style you envision, whether it’s a charming country barn, romantic wedding chapel, or even a destination wedding! Also think about the location and accessibility for your guests and wedding party. Lastly, make sure it fits within your wedding budget.

Should I hire a videographer? Is it worth it?
We love the idea of a videographer! If it is within budget, we always recommend having one. Having a video of your special day can be something you and your soon-to-be husband can cherish for years in the future. When it comes to budget, videographers can range in price and quality, so make sure to do your research!

We want to save as much money as possible on our wedding. How do we keep it small and plan a cost-effective wedding budget?
The average cost of a wedding can quickly skyrocket if there is no financial planning. Sitting down and outlining important priorities is always a good place to start. Having a list of non-negotiable items for a wedding can help you form a budget, and can also help you stick to it once you dive deeper into planning.

Should we have a first look?
If you are more traditional, a first look might not be the option for you as you might like to wait until the ceremony to see each other. Many wedding planners do say that they have never heard a bride say that they regret doing a first look. If you’re on the fence about it, find ways to make your first look different and special!

What are some wedding entertainment options beyond DJs for a memorable experience?
Beyond wedding DJs, live bands add a dynamic and personalized performance. You can also consider hiring a string quartet, solo pianist, or harpist for a classic ambiance. Once you have a vision for the look and feel of your wedding day, your choice of wedding entertainment should match that.

How do we create a wedding registry that suits our preferences and needs?
Creating a wedding registry is exciting and practical. Start by assessing your needs and lifestyle as a couple. Think about items that will either enhance your home or experiences you’d like to enjoy as a couple. Choose a variety of price points to accommodate all guests. Online platforms make it easy to manage your registry and update as needed.

Do we have to _______?
Usually the answer is no. There is so much pressure to have a picture perfect wedding that it is hard to remember that you can call the shots when it comes to your own wedding. Once again, the day is and should be about you and your fiance.

If you live near southwest Missouri, the team of experts at Normans Bridal are here to help. Not only will our experienced consultants help you find a dress that’s beautiful and flattering, but they can also help you assemble an entire wedding look from the dress to jewelry and hair accessories. Stop by our downtown Springfield store when you’re ready to start shopping, and give us a call at 417-866-9800 if you have any questions. Be sure to visit our website to view our wide selection of wedding, bridesmaid and prom dresses. In addition, follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see the latest arrivals and events.