Although wedding planning advice can be invaluable, conflicting ideas from well meaning friends and family can leave you confused. Today you get to receive expert advice from Dazzling Events to help you know exactly what goes into the whole wedding planning process. Read through the list and you may pick up an idea or two you never considered.
Never Have a Guess list
Guessing the number of guests will do you no good, have a definite number of guests before settling for a venue. This will help you have enough space for your wedding party. You should allow 20 to 25 square feet per guest. This includes the space needed to set up the tables, the band and the dance floor.
Beware of the Blackout dates
Planning early is always the best route to take. In case your wedding falls on the same day as a festival or any local event that could affect traffic and hotel availability, you need to consider possible inconveniences. Take note that Friday and Sunday weddings cost much less than Saturday weddings, therefore take advantage of these days.
Listen to Mother Nature
Be sure to check the weather forecast to check the possible weather conditions on your wedding day. This will help you prepare for any unforeseen climatic changes. For wet weather you might want to consider an indoor wedding as opposed to a garden wedding.
Lighten up your Guest List
The easiest way to cut down your wedding budget is by reducing the number of guests. Always remember that a huge chunk of a wedding budget goes into wining and dining expenses.
Always speak your mind
It is your wedding and therefore you determine what you want. Communicate to vendors openly to let them know what kind of wedding you would want. The job of the vendor is to let you know what they can and cannot do. At Dazzling Events, we help you plan the wedding of your dreams by incorporating your ideas to suit your event.
Prepare for Anything but Attendee Perfection
Normally not all guests you invite make it to your wedding due to different reasons. Gate crashers might also surprise you if it is not a card only event so you need to be prepared for a slight change in the number of guests invited.
Prioritize your people
While preparing your guest list, you need to prioritize the closest people to you. Put your guest list in levels.
- Immediate family and best friends on top of the list
- Aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends
- Parents’ friends, neighbors and colleagues
In case you need to make some cuts to your list, start from the bottom until you reach the ideal number.