Without a doubt, your wedding will be a day to remember. But because it can be quite stressful to plan, hiring a wedding planner may be the best idea. That way you can let someone else stress about all the small details, like caterer negotiations and wedding invitation typography. Meanwhile, you can focus on the fun parts of wedding planning, like searching for the perfect dress.
In order to have an overall successful experience on the most important day of your life, here are some wedding planning secrets your wedding planner won’t tell you.
You can’t please everyone
No matter what you do, someone will have a problem. Whether it is your mother in law abhorring the fact you are getting a grooms cake, or your father is upset you are not doing a father daughter dance, or your bridesmaids are unhappy with their dresses, it is important to remember the wedding is about you and your soon to be spouse. So do not fret over every little detail, and do what makes you happy.
Buy wholesale flowers
If you do not envision your special day to be chocked full of flowers, consider buying wholesale. They will be cheaper, and you will be able to even recycle them from your marriage site to your banquet hall to save on costs. Many brides don’t realize just how expensive floral arrangements really are, which is why wholesale flowers offer a great solution.
Pick your wedding venue as soon as you can
When it comes to wedding receptions, the earlier you can plan the better. Normally it is a good idea to book your wedding venues at least a year to nine months ahead of time. Considering that most couples set wedding plans for seven to 12 months in the future, you will have plenty of time.
Pinterest isn’t always realistic
We have all seen the gorgeous wedding receptions photographed and put on Pinterest. And, yes, while they may be good for inspiration, it is unrealistic to expect your event venues to look identical to the picture. Instead, bring the picture to your wedding planner and they will help you make it as realistic as possible.
Cash Bars are a turnoff
You will want your guests to feel welcomed at your wedding, and a cash bar will do just the opposite. You do not want to skimp on your bar at your reception, or cocktail hour in between the ceremony and dinner. Even though spending for cocktail hour has increased to 76% from 69% within past years, it is one thing you should dedicate a good budget to.
So just follow these simple tips to make your wedding day one for the books!