Tips for Planning the Perfect Wedding
You have probably thought of nothing else for the last year or so. In truth, you have been planning for this day since you were a little girl, and now that it is about to become a reality, are you prepared for everything it entails? Probably not, despite all the lists and conversations with friends and family.
No matter how much you think you are ready for it, when it comes to your own wedding you just can’t overthink it. There are just so many details to work out, negotiations to make with everyone from catering companies to dressmakers. But we are here to tell you that we can help, with a few great ideas. Whether you are looking for 30 wedding send off ideas for the perfect exit or simply an idea on how to dress a wedding reception tent for rain, we have got you covered.
Start with Your Guests
If you plan your wedding so that your guests come first, you will always come out smiling. It can be hard to think this way, since you will have a million different people tugging you in a million different directions. And, you think, this is my big day. Don’t I count here? So yes, you do but if you put the guests first the rest will come much easier.
Keep the numbers down to what you can both afford to feed and shelter and what you are comfortable having on this day. Don’t let anyone bully you into bigger numbers if that isn’t what you want. And remember, that anyone you don’t invite to the actual wedding, if you want the ceremony to be small, can still come dance at the shindig later.
Respect Mother Nature
Unless you live somewhere like SoCal, where rain days are rare, you should always have a Plan B or even sometimes a Plan C for weather on your wedding day. Rain is a big possibility if you live in the Pacific Northwest and sudden storms are more common on either of the coasts.
If you live in an area that is really hot in the summer, and your wedding is in the summer, then make sure your guests will have shade to ensure no guest drops from heat exhaustion. Always believe that nature can be capricious and respect that you have to plan around it, not the other way around.
The Pinterest Wedding
Sure, we all love those wonderful pictures of cute painted mason jars and golden decorations on Pinterest, but do we really have time for this? If you are indeed a crafty person who loves to do this kind of thing, by all means throw a pre-wedding craft day and invite all your besties to help you decorate thirty mason jars with matching placemats for your Country Wedding.
But if this isn’t your thing, then let someone else get creative or move on to another idea. You don’t need the extra pressure right now, so avoid that social media page like the plague unless you are ready to move on that theme. Better yet, if you have a friend or relative that is crafty, why not ask them to take this on and have the best of both worlds? It can be their wedding gift, it lets you off the hook and if you pay them for their time and materials everyone comes out smelling sweet.