Congratulations, you’re getting married! You’ve found the perfect partner and now it’s time to plan a fabulous wedding. A day you will remember for the rest of your life, hopefully for how wonderful it was rather than how much of a disaster.
Planning helps to avoid most wedding day fiascos and elevate your event from the mundane to the sublime. Consider these five elements to ensure that your wedding meets your expectations:
1. Choose an unforgettable venue
Choose a venue that fits your theme or ideal setting. It needs to accommodate all of the guests that you invite and be easy for people to access. If you have guests that need accommodation because they are travelling on the day, maybe a venue that incorporates accommodation is perfect.
If you want to eradicate the need for guests to travel between the ceremony and reception, a venue that includes both is perfect for you. Guests can relax more with no additional travel expenses.
2. Decorate with unique décor
You want the wedding to portray a bit of your own personalities. The décor sets the mood for your wedding and is an important element to get right. Think carefully about the things that you can utilise to create the perfect atmosphere. The colour theme, flowers, table decorations and lighting all contribute to how your ceremony and reception is enjoyed. Don’t forget to keep the decorating consistent with a theme!
3. Scrumptious food
Create a menu that will match your theme whilst appealing to a wide range of palates. Make sure that it tastes fantastic and isn’t just something just to serve people as a token. Decide whether in-house or off-site catering works best for your venue and keep in mind:
- The time of day;
- Weather – if hot or cold foods are a better fit;
- The number of guests.
Wedding food can be delicious. Find a creative caterer you can work closely with to make your cuisine memorable.
4. Toe-tapping entertainment
Provide entertainment for your guests. This can be anything that fits with your overall theme. Entertainers fill the quiet times between speeches and food courses and make your wedding a lot more fun. An acoustic guitarist, a four-piece ensemble or a traditional wedding singer are just a few of the possibilities to keep your guests having fun and hopefully get them up boogying.
5. Professional event management
Many of you will feel overwhelmed by all of the details you need to take care of for the perfect wedding, and it can be more stressful than exciting. It’s always worth considering using a professional wedding planner. This is their business and they can help you create your dream wedding with a lot less stress.
An event manager will talk to you about all aspects of the wedding, provide options and then take care of the details. They will also ensure that everything runs to plan on your actual wedding day so that you enjoy yourself rather than stress out because of problems, which will be priceless on your big day.
And don’t forget to always book ahead as the best venues and wedding vendors are usually solidly booked for months in advance and you don’t want to miss out and have to settle for your second or third choice!