Wedding Event Planning
Weddings are beautiful and inspirational. Unfortunately, that is the end result, and along the way there tends to be a lot of stress, confusion and anxiety. This article will give you some great advice on planning your fabulous day and how to handle everything that comes your way.
If finances are tight, consider a themed wedding. Many couples do not have the money to spend on an open bar. You can make that a non-issue by holding a themed event that hides the fact that you are not offering a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. For example, if you choose an Italian themed reception, you can offer red and white wine with the meal.
Make sure your maid of honor is someone with whom you are really close. Your wedding day is something you will remember for the rest of your life, and you want to make sure your most loved family member or friend is part of that. If you cannot pick who you want your maid of honor to be, just have more bridesmaids.
Think long and hard about where you want your wedding to take place. If you think of the perfect spot to host the wedding, make sure nothing out of the ordinary could force you to relocate at the last minute. Also make sure you don’t choose somewhere far away from necessary amenities.
Watch out for rain. If you want to have an outdoor wedding, make sure you have a backup plan in the event that it rains. Even if you think that the likelihood of bad weather is very small, you never know what can happen; be prepared and have an alternate site ready to go for you and your guests.
Coming up with a seating plan for your wedding reception can be complicated. You will obviously want to avoid seating people together who might have issues with each other; however, you will also want to avoid seating people together if they are simply unlikely to have an interesting time. A good guideline to follow is to seat based on relationship similarities and age. You want your family members together. You will also probably want young singles seated together, and young couples together.
Use a mock cake for your wedding cake display. This can save you quite a bit of money when the number of guests continues to grow. The only part of that cake that is actually cake is the layer that the bride and groom cut. The guests will be served a sheet cake that will be cut in the kitchen and then served.
Try to negotiate as much as possible with the vendors that you are using for your wedding. If you do not act persistent, they will not reduce their cost themselves. Try to give your vendors a rich incentive to beat out the competition and earn your business for your wedding.
Ultimately, your wedding is your own. Don’t let anyone else make plans or decisions for you that you are not comfortable with. Now that you have some great advice and tips in mind for planning your big day, you can sit back and have the confidence to plan this wedding your way.