A wedding can be the most important day in a woman’s life. It is filled with pomp and circumstance and all eyes are usually on the bride. But we just found a story about a young woman who decided to make her wedding reception about more than just a celebration of her marriage. Instead, she honored a very special group of men. You are going to love this story when you watch this video.
On the day of a woman’s wedding, typically it is all about her. And that is the way it should be. It is a rite of passage in which a woman and man are brought together as one, dedicating themselves to the other in front of their creator, family, friends, and state. This is common around the world.
However, for one blushing bride, celebrating her marriage to her true love was not enough. As you watch this video, you can how she stops the reception to honor police officers everywhere.
It is truly something special to see.
Since June looms large on our calendars, we thought it might be a good time to offer some tips for those of you still in the planning stages of your big day. We decided to get some advice from professional wedding planners that will make your special day go smoothly, and to help you shake off the unexpected problems that will certainly pop up, like water off a duck’s back.
First, the guests come first! It may be your special day, but your friends and family will remember it for as long as you do, and they may not be able to laugh off the rubber chicken and bizarre music choices. One thing you’ll want to make sure of is that there is enough room for your guests and servers to move, what with all the tables and a dance floor. Decide on how many guests you’ll invite early on. This will help ensure that the venue you pick is big enough to accommodate everyone. A good rule of thumb is 25 square feet per guest. It sounds like a lot, but once you factor in furnishings, event staff, and dancing, that number will make much more sense.
Make sure your wedding date does not coincide with big events. The last thing you want is for your minister to be late because of a combination World Series game and national college marching band conference. These kinds of community events can also drive up the costs of hotels and event spaces, so just double check the social calendar before you settle on any date.
Even thrifty weddings can run up the tab, so double check your credit scores to make sure you don’t come up short. This is also good for the marriage that follows, because you both need to put your cards on the table for each other, so to speak. Also, by working within a budget, you will not start your life together with too much debt.
Another thing to keep in mind when deciding on how many people to invite, that also relates to budget, is that you can expect to spend a hundred dollars feeding and providing drinks for each guest. That means for every ten people you invite, you just spent another thousand dollars. Ouch!
That brings us to an unfortunate truism of weddings: You WILL make someone mad. Whether it is by not inviting your aunt Clara, or by having someone be offended by the song selection, there is no way to avoid this. Grin and bear it. It may be your day, but it is a special event for everyone else too. A sense of humor will get you through this and make the memories that much sweeter.
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