Cleaning anything. Washing your car on the weekend? Cleaning the oven? Bleaching the shower? Take off that rock. That’s especially important if your ring has a colored gemstone rather than a diamond, as the chemicals can erode the finish and polish on the gem.
Sometimes, last-minute planning can work in your favor. The closer your date, the more bargaining power you have. Since most people book their wedding venues at least six months in advance, calling for open dates two months prior to your desired time can save you up to 25 percent. And, Friday and Sunday weddings should cost about 30 percent less than Saturday weddings.
A smart casual dress code is suitable if you’re holding a relatively informal wedding. But what is smart casual? The Oxford Dictionary defines smart casual as ‘neat, conventional, yet relatively informal in style,’ so this option provides guests with a very wide scope of clothing choices because it’s all about being smart, without being overly dressy – or overly casual.