Saturday, 28 February 2015

Wedding Planning Tips | Wedding Planning Ideas | Expert Tips

When planning your wedding, there are some things that are nice to know, like that mermaid silhouette are all the rage or that purple is making a comeback. Check out our indispensable planning secrets.

1. Guests Come First: Get a grip on the estimated number of guests you will invite before settle on a venue. This will ensure there's sufficient space for your guests. As a rule of thumb, allow for 25 to 30 square feet per guest. 

2. Listen to Mother Nature: Listen to the weather and other potential annoyances. Guests have been known to skip out early from hotter-than-hot summer tent weddings and improperly heated winter loft receptions.

3. Lighten Your List: The easiest way to reduce your wedding budget? Cut your guest list. Remember, half of your wedding expenses go to wining and dining your guests.

4. Don't be Afraid To Ask Your Wedding Vendor: Your wedding vendors should be your go-to, most trusted experts during the wedding planning process. When working with them, you should feel free to really explore what it is you want.

5. Take It One Step at a Time: Put together a wedding planning schedule and do things one-by-one in a logical order, so you don't take on too much too fast and end up with everything snowballing around you.

6. Learn About Marriage Licenses: You can check your state's license requirements online, but confirm with a call to the county clerk's office to see when they're open.

7. Help Guests Pay Attention: Make sure your guests can see and hear. If people are seated farther than 15 rows back from your ceremony altar consider renting a MIC and a riser.