Wedding planning is no small feat. While it’s even more challenging if you’re hosting an affair with flair for over 100 guests, wedding planning is a big undertaking whether you’re inviting ten or 200 guests. You’ll need to think about your ceremony plans, venue, décor, music, lighting, food, drinks, and, of course, your wedding dress. While you’re not in the wedding planning business, working with brides for many years has provided us with helpful best practices. Get ready to take notes on Love Spell’s wedding planning tips and overall guide on how to plan a wedding.
Enlist Wedding Planning ProfessionalsIf you are counting on a larger, more lavish event, you may want to enlist the help of a wedding planner. If that’s not in your budget, recruit your maid of honor or closest bridesmaids to help with some of the work. Consider letting them off hen party duties and letting them help with the actual wedding. What may seem tedious to you might be fun to them. Just be sure to ask! You want to keep the planning process and the big day as stress-free as possible, but also don’t want your besties to feel taken advantage of. If they aren’t able to attend appointments with you or make phone calls, you may at least be able to get recommendations. Ask matrons in your bridal party or other wedded friends. If you went to a wedding and you loved the food, flowers, etc., check with the bride to make sure the service provided was as good as it looked. You know you liked it (step 1), but they’ll be able to tell you if everything went as smoothly as it appeared or was reasonably priced (step 2).
Read Reviews & Ensure Quality During Wedding PlanningYou would never buy a £300 blender or an expensive lipstick without reading reviews, so you should never book a pastry chef or a band without getting the 411 from past clients. And don’t just pay attention to the number. It’s possible someone has a complaint about something that doesn’t matter to you (dessert was served too early) or left a glowing review that’s not applicable to your party (the violist soloist was outstanding).
You would never buy a £300 blender or an expensive lipstick without reading reviews, so you should never book a pastry chef or a band without getting the 411 from past clients.