10 TIPS AND TRICKS EVERY BRIDE SHOULD KNOW
When you plan your wedding it is important that you surround yourself with people who know you well, who know your tastes, and if you hire a wedding planner service, open your ears well, and let yourself be guided, they know the sector perfectly.
There are many things you would have overlooked if not these tips and tricks that are important to keep in mind. You are going to need help because it is an important day where every detail counts. Having everything under control is difficult to achieve with our busy schedules.
Make a rough estimate of the guests you want to attend your wedding before hiring the banquet. This will ensure there is enough room for them to be comfortable. this proportion ranges from 25 to 30 m2 per guest.
It may be excessive, but you have to have the tables and chairs, that the banquet staff can give a good service, the orchestra, and the dance floor.
Anticipate and look for a date that does not coincide with any holiday, a fair in your city or another chosen city, a convention, a talk, this would seriously affect the availability of the place for the banquet and if you have guests who are going to stay, it could be Complicated room availability.
3. BEWARE OF MOTHER NATURE
Pay attention to the weather and another possible future discomfort of conditioning the place you choose. It is necessary to avoid by all means that your guests are too hot if, for example, you hire the banquet outdoors in summer.
Keep in mind that mosquitoes or other insects can be annoying, especially if someone drops a fly on their plate or leaves your wedding with mosquito bites, it may seem silly but not to your guests.
As a detail, give each guest a mosquito repellent that is funny but will be very effective. If you hire a tent, be sure to put it up, there are many integrated services today.
If you hire a wedding in winter, make sure you have good air conditioning, and that guests don’t spend dead hours waiting in cold places.
If you want a beach wedding, take into account the weather conditions and inclement weather, saltpeter, sand, wind.
4. PLAN YOUR WEDDING WITH AN ORDER
There are going to be many ideas that you have, that they tell you, that you see, that they sell you, it is good that you open your ears but stop, organize your wedding with the order.
Today there are online wedding managers, with a multitude of provider listings, for example, @bodasnet.
You can also create a web page, where in addition to creating wedding lists, it will be accessible so that all your guests help you with the process by interacting more directly.
5. DON’T DELAY THE DATE TOO MUCH
Normally, most couples set dates one year in advance. Setting a last-minute date can work in your favor. If you fix your wedding in two months you can save a good percentage of money. The closer the day is set, the more negotiation capacity you have with your suppliers.
6. PREPARE FOR REJECTION
Be aware, as a rule approximately 25% of your guests will not attend your wedding. The reasons may be various, they live too far away, economic issues, they coincide with their vacations, they cannot for reasons of work, family, etc.
Be sure to make a maximum of one month before the wedding to make calls or mailings to confirm their attendance.
It will be crucial that they confirm you to know for sure the exact number of diners and above all to be able to accommodate those guests who live far from the venue.
However, it could happen that everyone attended your wedding because it is the most anticipated wedding of the year that no one would miss !!
7. THE BUDGET GOES UP A LOT
Get the accounts right as your wedding budget must be balanced. Do not hire any supplier without first choosing the date and having it confirmed. Allocate your budget to all those things that you consider most important.
Make a list and prioritize if that is the case, in the dress, details for guests, the menu of the banquet, the music, the flowers, the photographer, classify them by categories from 1 to 3. Being 1 the most important and 3 the less.
Don’t add too many costly details that ultimately don’t play a role like your dress or the banquet menu. Less is always more.
The aesthetic is important, but the content and quality more.
8. THE PURCHASE OF YOUR DRESS
Be smart and choose the person or people who know you best, it is good that they give their opinion and want to advise you, but that they do not make you doubt about the things that are important to you.
You know your tastes well and especially your body. You know what is going to make you feel comfortable. Do not go alone either because you are going to need approval and especially the support of someone you trust.
If you hire a wedding planner service, get them involved and let them advise you, it will certainly be the most objective opinion of all.
If you get excited, a good sign, that will be your dress.
9. IT IS THE COUNTDOWN. 7 DAYS LEFT
It is important that arrived the week before the wedding, the bride and groom should rest. A week of relaxation begins as you have to arrive on the big day fresh and without dark circles. It is recommended to do all kinds of beauty treatments during that week.
Teeth whitening, facials, massages, spa, on the other hand, it is recommended that providers have the schedule in hand, that is, all the details and events that will take place hour after hour on the wedding day, with the participation of friends, family and hired staff.
Make sure that the relatives’ speeches are prepared and rehearsed, in their case as tradition dictates, the father of the groom and the father of the bride are the protagonists.
Nowadays it is not necessary to strictly follow these rules, the roles can be reversed and above all what it is about is that the family member who does not perform well speaking in public does not suffer.
10. YOUR WEDDING DAY HAS ARRIVED
Make sure that the guests are well informed of the ceremony location, i.e. exact location, times, and transportation. Don’t take calls that day, let yourself be pampered, it’s your day.
Of course, entrust this work to someone you trust, who will keep a list of all the suppliers involved in case problems arise and should be contacted.