Have a practice session for your hairstyle with your hair consultant and take two photos of the style you have agreed upon. Keep one photo for your records to bring with you the "day of" the wedding and ask your beautician to keep the copy in his/her records. These fine professionals do so many clients, it is easy for them to forget the fine details of what you discussed and you do not have room for error on your wedding day. This same tip applies for makeup artists.
In order to maximize a limited budget, consider having the ceremony musicians stay on to play during cocktail hour; many have a minimum hourly commitment anyway and this works well with staying on into cocktail hour.
Although grooming at the table is in poor taste, it is perfectly acceptable for the bride to quickly dab on a little lipstick at the dinner table. Combing hair or putting your hands to your hair anywhere food is served is considered unacceptable for both men and women.
Besides offering activities for children to entertain them and keep them busy at your wedding, there are those weddings where the brides insist on no children whatsoever at the wedding. Etiquette states that you may not put this on your invitation. You may, however, place a note in with the invitation stating that the costs and event space prevent your asking all children under a certain age. You can also let your family and friends know so they may spread the word, too. Having stated this, you must make no exceptions. Outside of your own children or immediate siblings who may be children, inviting one child under your age limit could do irreparable damage and hurt feelings to others.
Honeymoon Travel Tip
Make photocopies of your passport, credit cards and travel documents. Leave a set of copies with family/friends at home; carry one set of copies in your luggage to help recover everything more quickly if your passport or credit cards are stolen.