02 Dec Wedding Planning Tips for the Modern Bride
Start with the Bachelorette Party!
The first thing to remember is that the boys shouldn’t get to have all the fun, so why not go all out with your bachelorette party and hire an exotic male dancer in Baltimore, MD for the ultimate girls’ night. Let’s face it; your closest friends have supported you through the bad relationships, the break-ups, and patiently listened as you gushed about your future husband. Show your appreciation and give them a night to remember.
In the coming months, you will be focused on settling in with your new husband and caught up in the high of being a newlywed. You might not have the same amount of time to dedicate to your friends, which is all the more reason to have one last unforgettable night as a single lady.
Sometimes Smaller is Better
Don’t be afraid to downsize. For years, Americans were obsessed with being bigger and better. It was the age of Hummers, McMansions and lavish, expensive weddings. Luckily, this excess has been put in check and there is no longer the same pressure to put together a wedding that includes a guest list that numbers into the hundreds.
Small, intimate weddings are the new norm. Why should you have to pay for an open bar and meal for your cousin’s new girlfriend? In 20 years when you look back on your big day, you won’t even remember everyone who was there if your guest list gets out of control. Keep things simple. Focus on creating a memorable night for you and your closest friends and family. An added benefit is that you will have more money to spend on the honeymoon!
Beyond the Wedding Hall
Be creative when it comes to choosing a wedding venue. Outdoor weddings are beautiful, but the logistics can be a nightmare. Tents, tables, chairs, even heaters – it can be a lot to organize and haul out to your special location. On the other hand, booking a traditional venue like a local hall, or country club can be expensive. Try to think of different ways to repurpose existing spaces.
One of the most innovative takes I have seen on the typical wedding venue is a couple that held their wedding and reception at an antique furniture store. The warehouse space presented enough room for people to spread out and socialize. With a little shuffling, the couple was able to use the store’s furniture to arrange seating and all the interesting pieces were perfect fodder for conversation and provided great photo opportunities.
In some ways, the best part about being a modern bride is that you don’t have to be too concerned with following certain rules. The wedding has become less about catering to the families and more about doing exactly what you want. So don’t feel the need to meet others’ expectations. Be creative with your venue and don’t feel the need to invite every old college friends and distant relative. And finally, celebrate your impending nuptials with an epic night of fun with your best girlfriends when you book one of the sexiest, most entertaining male dancers in the Baltimore, Maryland area.