Weddings are the most memorable experiences that we will have in our lifetimes. Have you ever been a bride’s maid or groomsman for a wedding before for a family member or relative? And could you recall how fun and exciting it was to have shared those moments? Those moments create magic that will last a lifetime and will prepare you for your future weddings with ideas to invite the next crowd of people to share the love. Weddings are always fun, yet the planning can seem like a nightmare, so below is a guide on 10 top tricks to have a successful event.
Know Your Budget
The first step in a wedding is to figure out the budget and how much will be spent on this day. This of course is to many, thee best day ever, but a lot of money isn’t always necessary. Some people have big and small weddings, which will determine a lot of other factors that will play a part. So figure out the amount you are budgeting for and all of the other answers will fall into play.
Arrange Your Guest List
When you have your budget planned out, your guest list is the next important thing to know on the agenda. Your guest list will determine what venue will be needed to acquire for this glorious day. 25 to 30 square feet per guest has always been the recommended amount, allowing plenty of room for constant movement and greetings.
Always Have A Backup Plan
Emergencies happen all of the time and last minute changes always occur just when things are getting good. Many couples plan to get married on the beach, but in Florida you have to have a plan B in case of weather changes.
Take It One Step At A Time
Don’t plan too much at once and overwhelm yourself. This can create too much chaos and may result in an unhappy ending. Taking on one task at a time to prepare this special date can make life a lot easier.
Know Blackout Dates
There are a lot of events that occur each year in local cities and it is not suggested that you interfere with these dates to bring a bigger crowd to your function.
Stay Focused And Organized
Don’t lose track of all the ideas that are created through spur of the moment. Keep a notebook or use a notepad on your cell phone to add ideas and creativity to your wedding day that you want to remember during the planning process.
Come Up With A Meal Plan
Find the best meal plan suitable for you and your guests that they will surely enjoy.
Prioritize Your Guests
Make sure that your immediately family is placed first, followed by bridal parties and best friends. Next in line will be aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
Learn About Marriage Licenses
Find out your state’s license requirements to make sure everything is official and confirm with your county clerk’s office. Also, make sure you have extra copies in case you happen to lose your marriage license during the last couple of weeks before the big day.
Keep In Touch
Keep in touch with all of the people surrounding the planning process of the wedding. Whether it’s the vendors, photographers, or bartenders, make sure that no one is out the loop. Stay in contact to inform of any changes or emergency situations that might happen.
These 10 tips will help to relieve the stress of any wedding planning event. Knowing what to do is important and there are a lot of actions to consider on your wedding day that are necessary to know because this is usually a one-time event. Make the right choices by following this guide and you will be guaranteed to have the best wedding ever.
We know that planning an event can be stressful, allow us to help you to make it less so. Call us today at 954-922-3344 to speak to one of our qualified and talented event coordinators to help you plan your dream wedding.