Your wedding is a day that should never be forgotten. It’s a day that only comes once in someone’s life, and can be so utterly life changing. Of course, whatever the day is like, you’ll probably still remember it. But, your guests might not. And, there’s no point in going to the effort at all if people don’t appreciate it. So, to help you out, this post will go through some of the important things to remember when planning your wedding.
The location of your wedding should be somewhere that you always want to be special to you. Choosing the place that your parents got married or the church in your hometown are both great ideas. But, ultimately, it should be somewhere that you feel comfortable. You also have to be practical. You have to choose somewhere that’s appropriate for the amount of guests you want to have. This isn’t just for the ceremony, either. You need somewhere that can host your guests for the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations, as well.
The food at a wedding can be make or break when it comes to pleasing you and your guests. A lot of people want to have a high-class wedding, and in turn, high-class food. For some of your guests, though, this could be very difficult to sit through. Most people prefer simple food, without too much embellishment. You should provide people with some choice. Of course, this can be hard when catering for so many people. So, one of the best ideas is to have a wedding buffet. Having it filled with food that people eat on a daily basis, as well as fancy treats will go a long way with your guests. Nobody has to endure a meal they hate, and you don’t have to worry that people don’t think it’s good enough.
- Invitations And Cards
Long before the big day, you’ll want to send out invitations to your guests. This gives people a chance to prepare themselves for the wedding. A lot of people decide to design their own wedding invitations. But, this usually results in something fairly generic. By using a company to design it for you, you guarantee that your invites will be visually pleasing. You still have the chance to add a personal touch, but it’s handled by a professional. In some places, it’s traditional for the newlyweds to thank their guests for coming to their wedding. This is usually done with a card and a small gift. These cards should also be beautifully designed and personal, but they should also be handwritten inside.
When you send out your invitations, you have a chance to make people dance to your tune a bit. A lot of weddings have dress codes. Obviously, you can’t expect people to buy whole-new outfits for your event. Instead, asking people to include a single color into their outfit can be a great way to get some color in the mix without asking too much. At this point, you can decide exactly how unique you want your wedding to be. Some people scrap formalwear altogether and opt for a more relaxed approach. Having your guests wear pyjamas, or fancy dress can be a great way to ease to mood.
Of course, you’re going to remember your big day. So, why are photos important? Well, you may have kids in the future. You may meet new friends. Anyone that comes into your life are candidates for a big show of photographs. So, it’s worth having some beautiful professional shots. Wedding photography has become a highly competitive market, with prices hitting rock bottom. They will have all of their own gear, and won’t get in the way during the proceedings. It’s always wise to see a photographer’s old work. Their skill and practice can make a big difference to the end product.
- The Big Day
On the big day itself, you want everything to go incredibly smoothly. Have your family members on hand to deal with little complications, so that you can enjoy the day. As it’s your big day, you should be doing the least work when it comes to it. But, you’ll still need a lot of energy. The days running up to the wedding and the wedding itself will be filled with hours of socialising, drinking, and catching up. You’ll need lots of stamina to get through all of this. The day will also be very emotional, so it’s worth being prepared for tears, as well.
Hopefully, this will inspire you to create the perfect wedding for you and your loved one. Of course, this doesn’t cover everything. You still have a lot of work to do. But, now you have the first few stepping stones on the journey.