Being engaged is a fun, romantic and exciting time, especially when you start to arrange the wedding. But not everyone is good at wedding organisation or, especially if they have never done it before. There is a lot to manage, including arranging wedding gifts and everything else to go along with it and it may become overwhelming at times, so here are some tips to help you.
- When choosing dates for the wedding, consult your calendar to ensure you don’t choose a date that is a public holiday, or when there is a large charity event on in your local area. These things will mean hotels and venues get booked up well ahead of time – and some of your potential guests may not make the wedding if they are involved.
- If you are planning a marquee reception, don’t choose the hottest or coldest months for the wedding. You and your guests need to feel comfortable, not sweaty or shivering.
- If you are on a strict budget, you can save by cutting the guest list. Most of the reception costs go on wining and dining guests. You can also invite single friends without adding in a partner whom you may not have met. But make sure they can sit with someone they know.
- Before you sign the contract with the venue is the best time to ask for more time. They will be eager to get the contract signed so may agree. Once it is a done deal, this is not so likely. You also need to ask if there are any restrictions in place.