If you are a member of the wedding party and have been asked to give a wedding speech or toast, you may be quite nervous and perhaps are even racking your brain for the right words to make your speech as special as the event. When it comes to giving the ideal speech or toast, it is important to avoid a few common fumbles that could make your toast a flop instead of a success. If you can avoid the flubs listed below, you will be sure to be successful in your efforts.
For soon-to-be spouses on a budget, a wedding can seem like an incredibly difficult and expensive thing to pull off. The traditional church wedding can cost thousands of dollars—depending on where you live, the average wedding costs anywhere from $27,000 to $65,000! These sums are astronomical when you consider the underlying commitment more important than all the bells and whistles, but many people grow up daydreaming about their wedding day, so it's also important not to skimp on the details if a fancy ceremony will make you happy.
When you're planning your wedding, nearly everything revolves around the date and location. You can't plan very much without knowing when and where the wedding will be, and it's tricky to settle on one until you have the other. The process of properly choosing your wedding location will probably involve booking a venue somewhere, but where should you hold the wedding?
On the morning of your wedding, the last thing you need to be doing is running around stores looking for sewing kits, superglue, or breath mints! Ideally, everything would be arranged so that the few days before your wedding are stress-free, but there's always bound to be a last-minute disaster. Some disasters are out of your control—the florist running late, for example—but others are easy to fix if you have the foresight to prepare.
When you're considering ways to change your name while honoring your maiden name, one of the best options to consider is adopting your new spouse's name and making your maiden name your new middle name.
When you're naturally introverted, wedding planning and preparation can be overwhelming. Everything from arranging flowers to tuxedo rentals requires you to stop in and visit stores in person, call, email, or interact. Even if you're keeping the ceremony small, there are bound to be people attending who don't know your personal boundaries like your close friends, and by the end of the day, you may find yourself exhausted.
In the week before your wedding, you'll have a lot to finalize. From double-checking bookings to making last-minute hairstyle choices, you may find yourself overwhelmed with things to do one week before the wedding. On the other hand, if you think you've taken care of everything good and early, the week before your wedding can be deceptively easy and leave you worrying about what you might have forgotten.
However perfect or disastrous the wedding, the big day is only a small part of your future lives together. Couples will have to navigate decades together, and the journey of a thousand miles starts with a few simple but important financial decisions.
Popping the question is one of the simplest parts of getting married: getting a yes takes just seconds. After that point, you have everything from wedding ring sets to flower delivery to arrange! Even when you've settled on a date, have planned all the details, and are ready for your upcoming wedding, last-minute disruptions can throw a wrench in your plans.
It's that time of year again. The time when we all look up, see the date on the calendar and think "oh no. Taxes are due how soon? Arrrrghhhh!"