Nothing means more to you than your special day going as planned. Planning a wedding is amongst the dreams of many. However, as exciting as wedding planning may be, it can become overwhelming. Many decisions go into making a wedding magical. First, you have to be a pick a date. Then, of course, the wedding’s venue is another factor. Maybe, if you’re a Marylander, you’ll choose to walk down a beautiful golf course.
A destination wedding may suit you as well. Then, there’s the guest list along with catering options and other facets. Still, there are some wedding don’ts that will never get old. Keep reading for some pitfalls that aren’t hard to avoid.
Get Help Planning Your Wedding
Trying to plan an event solo, is nearly impossible. While you and your partner may be creative and have years of expertise, help is always needed. Just because your baking or cooking skills are phenomenal, doesn’t mean that you solely want to be responsible for catering an entire wedding, even if it is small. D.I.Y. projects save money but are time-consuming. If the details aren’t perfect, it could cause a lot of stress. Consult a wedding planner and caterer.
Don’t Compare Your Wedding to Others
Drawing inspiration from other weddings can guide the details that go into your wedding. However, outdoing others can turn into an obsession. There is nothing wrong with opting for a less fancy wedding because it fits your budget. Small, quaint weddings are charming as well. No special event is the same. Every couple has unique needs, wants, and desires.
Pick an Accessible Wedding Venue
While a destination wedding may be right up your alley, it is vital to remember that one, not everyone can afford a destination wedding and two, some locations are remote. While a beach wedding may sound simple, elders may have trouble walking on the sand. A ceremony near a volcano may seem exciting, but it may not be the safest. Still, your wedding is all about you and your future spouse. You may opt for a destination wedding with a few select guests and then plan a separate party for those who could not attend at a later date.
Time the Reception Right After the Wedding
After a beautiful service, your guests will want to eat and dance, and typically right away. If you can help it, time the reception directly after your wedding. If possible, hold the wedding and after-party in the same building. If not, make sure that the venue isn’t too far away. You want to make sure that your guests can get there. Also, people tend to be impatient and do not want to wait a long time to eat, dance, drink, and be merry.
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