Weddings are stressful. They are beautiful, memorable, emotional, gorgeous, worthy, celebratory, healthy, important, and one of the best days of your life. They are also STRESSFUL. Planning the perfect wedding takes much in the way of preparation. If you’re a wise follower of this blog, you probably already know this. If you have been married before and are planning your second, or planning one for a child or friend, you are sure to know this intimately.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for a large proportion of difficulties which might arrive in advance. Doing so can help streamline the experience everyone has as you marry the love of your life. Of course, you may not be able to fully plan for your auntie getting overly drunk in celebration, or your child dancing down the aisle and cracking everyone up. However, you can be sure that when it comes to the major things that matter, having your affairs in order can help you out big time.
Here are some of the most important things to plan for:
If you don’t have wedding insurance, or simply don’t know what it is, you should read the following with interest. Even though the date is often selected well in advance and people prepare for it, life happens to us all at the most inopportune moments. An illness in the family, some form of unfortunate accident or a venue being unable to host the event last minute can all result in a tragic loss of funds, especially when you’ve already booked and paid for most of the services, or at least dropped a deposit.
Using a service like wedinsure can help you avoid worrying about these circumstances too much. Even if they happen, you can be sure to recoup your non-refundable investments in time, allowing you to plan that next date without worry.
Your photographer needs to be good. For this reason, you should check out their portfolio in depth. If you’re saving money and opting for a student or interned photographer, you should check their portfolio tenfold. Check their references. Even hire a second one to cover the event from a different angle. If your wedding photos are missing, lost or damaged, you can be sure that the most important day of your life is commemorated in brilliant photographs you can show your grandchildren one day.
If you have a sizeable guest list, or are invited extended family you aren’t super familiar with; you must get a FULL inventory of their dietary and allergic requirements so you can instruct the kitchen well in advance. They will be able to cater for their requirements, but they will need to know, so they can set up separate workstations to prepare the food for those who need that extra special touch. Cross-contamination can result in a difficult experience at your feast, and this can significantly mar the event, not to mention injuring the person involved. Also, be sure to watch the kitchen in action, or have someone viewing them intermittently during the day. Check their testimonials and see if you can try a sample menu before you fully confirm the dates with them.
With these tips, you’re more than likely to have a covered, wonderful and gorgeous wedding celebration.