Planning your wedding can be stressful and you might not know where to start. Fortunately, there are a number of tips that you can use which will make the planning process easier. Knowing what to focus on and what to look for in planning can make the process smoother.
A lot of people assume that booking your venue is the first thing you need to do when planning your wedding. While it is important that you book the venue as early as possible, you first need to have a rough idea of the number of guests. This will ensure that your chosen venue has enough space for all of the guests.
Most venues will have a minimum and maximum guest limit that you should consider. If the venue you want does not, you should allow 25 to 30 square feet for each guest. This may seem high, but it will allow for tables, waiters, the entertainment and a dance floor.
When choosing a date for your wedding, you have to check other events that fall on the same day. Charity events and trade conferences will limit the hotel room availability in the area. There will also be more traffic on the day which can cause problems.
To ensure that you do not have any problems, you need to look at calendars for the area before you settle on a date. This is particularly important if your guests need to book hotel rooms to attend your wedding.
This is something you need to do whether you have an outdoor wedding or not. If you want to have a loft reception, you need to ensure that everyone will be warm enough. If you are going to have a summer tent wedding, you need to ensure that everyone is cool enough or people are going to leave early.
It is not only the temperature that you have to consider in terms of weather. Certain weather patterns increase the chances of other annoyances such as insect swarms. Certain areas and seasons will be more prone to swarms and you need to think about how you can alleviate this problem.
If you are inviting a fair number of people to your wedding, you need to prepare for rejection and not take it too personally. Generally, approximately 10% to 20% of your invited guests will not actually attend. Of course, this will vary depending on a number of factors including the location of the wedding and the timing.
If you are having an exotic location wedding, more people may not attend because of the cost of getting there. Weddings around certain holidays may also have a lower acceptance rate because people want to spend time with their families instead. There are many reasons why someone might not attend and you should not become angry with them.
There are many wedding planning tips that you can use to make the process smoother. Knowing your guest list and the blackout dates surrounding your venue are important.