IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A WEDDING
Planning a wedding is no small endeavor. There are so many things to plan for it can be easy to overlook some of the more important aspects. Instead of pouring over lengthy lists of information that may or may not be relevant to you, start here with these simple yet important things you should consider when planning a wedding.
An Accurate Estimate of Your Guest List
One mistake we see many couples make is trying to book the venue before they have an idea of how many guests will actually be attending. Since venues book months in advance, you may not be able to get an exact number by the time you make the reservation, but since venues have both maximum and minimum capacity requirements, your guest list estimate will narrow down your venue selection significantly. Many other plans will also require a guest list estimate which makes this one of the first and most important things to consider when planning a wedding.
Credit Card Rewards
Even when sticking to a budget, weddings can be very costly. With the extra expenses, why not take advantage of a credit card reward program? By paying for your purchases with a credit card, you could accumulate frequent flyer miles or take advantage of other rewards offers which could end up paying for the airfare or accommodations for your honeymoon! Deposits are generally due at the time of reservation so don’t delay on finding a credit card that fits your plans.
Provide Directions (Not Just an Address)
With the convenience of having digital maps directly on our phones, we sometimes overlook the fact that additional directions can be a huge help in locating unfamiliar places. If your wedding ceremony or reception is in a large venue will multiple event sites, knowing where to park, what entrance to use, ect. can save your guests time and trouble which means more guests showing up on time! If you don’t want doors opening and guests walking in during the middle of your vows, then make this important thing to consider when planning a wedding a priority.
Ample Set Up Time
Depending on the amount of decorating you have planned, setup times can vary greatly. Since some venues may have multiple events on the same day you could be limited in the amount of time you have to access your venue prior to the start of your wedding. Knowing how much time you have affects the decorations you choose, how much help you require, and even whether or not a particular venue will be a good fit.
Audio and Visual
For your guests in the back of the venue or seated on the fringes of the reception hall, it can be a struggle to hear speeches or get a clear view of the bride and groom. To make sure all your guests have a good experience at your wedding it’s important to test the acoustics of the venue and visibility from all areas to determine how many speakers you’ll need and how the room needs to be set up to accommodate all of your guests.
This will also affect price with rental costs as well as setup and delivery fees, so determining this ahead of time is important to consider at the start of your wedding planning in order to stay within your budget.
Enjoy the Process
Planning a wedding takes time and can seem overwhelming, but if you start with the basics and focus on the most important things to consider when planning your wedding, it will get the process started and everything else will begin to fall into place.
Your wedding is a celebration and it’s important to enjoy the planning process as it will make your wedding day even more fulfilling when it finally arrives. For a more comprehensive checklist that will cover you from day one and guide you through all the most critical aspects of planning your wedding, check out our updated blog here!
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