Wedding planning can be extremely stressful. It always seems as though something goes wrong along the way. However, there are some things you can do to resolve some of the most common problems, which will ensure your event goes as smoothly as possible.
Lack of RSVPs
You carefully calculate how many people you can invite to your wedding and expect them to give you the courtesy of a response regarding whether they will be in attendance. However, it never fails there are individuals who either don’t respond at all or put it off until the last minute. To reduce these instances, make the process easy by including self-addressed stamped envelopes, or even using an RSVP email address. If you simply must know, don’t be afraid to call those who haven’t responded yet.
Choosing Who to Invite
It’s difficult to decide who to invite to your wedding without offending anyone. It becomes even more complicated when you have to decide who to allow to bring a guest. Inviting kids is another issue many couples encounter. The bottom line is your wedding day is about you. Therefore, the final decision for your guest list lies with you and no one else.
Do You Need to Feed Vendors?
This can vary greatly depending on the vendors you choose. If you’re wondering whether you will need to pay for a plate for your DJ, photographer and other vendors who are helping with your special day, don’t be afraid to ask. Your vendor contract may even address this issue. Check with your caterer as well. Some of them offer special vendor meals that are cheaper and smaller but ensure your vendors are fed.
Another major issue couples encounter is deciding which foods they will provide to their guests. While the ultimate choice is yours, just like the guest list, it can become overwhelming to consider food allergies and other dietary restrictions so your guests enjoy their meals. The way the meal is served, such as family style, buffet and sit-down service, can also be a factor. If you know guests have restrictions, don’t be afraid to ask them and then talk to your caterer about the best way to meet those restrictions.