Once you have your engagement out of the way, it’s only a matter of time before you tie the knot. While settling on a date, you’ll also need to get down to the whole business of organizing your wedding. Some folks prefer to leave everything to a wedding planner. But if you’re someone who likes to have full reign over the planning process, here are some easy tips to follow to help you throw a great wedding party.
Keep a notebook handy to jot down any ideas you and your partner may have regarding your wedding reception. Follow this method when you’re drawing up your budget too. Decide on things like wedding themes, a time of the year that you both like, a venue and finally, how much you’re willing to spend. Make a list of items and other expenditure so that you’ll be able to keep track of costs. Having all your ideas written down or typed will make things much easier in the long run, as you can always come back to consult it or make changes. You also won’t need to worry about forgetting anything.
The venue is probably the most important aspect of your wedding reception. The location you pick can make or break your party. When choosing a venue, consider things like budget, the weather, convenience, and of course, personal tastes. Be realistic too. If you love destination weddings but find that you’re a bit tight on finances, it makes sense to opt for a simpler venue. The location you choose should also be convenient so that your wedding guests can reach it without any trouble. Then again, it should also be big enough to accommodate everyone. If you want to get creative with your venue, consider places like the beach, a historic home or a large lawn. Or else, you could just stick to a traditional setting such as a hotel or banquet hall.
Once you’ve booked your venue, it’s time to deck it out in style. The décor you choose should complement your overall theme, so pay close attention to matching colour palettes and textures. If the venue is a hotel, it will be relatively easy to decorate. But if you’ve decided on an outdoor setting, you’ll need to spend more time putting everything together. Flower arrangements and foliage are usually the favoured items of décor at a wedding reception. You can ask a creative friend or relative to help you make some home-made arrangements, or else hire a professional florist to provide some wedding flowers gold coast. You’ll also need to come up with table settings and order a marquee, tables and chairs for an outdoor wedding.
To make sure everything goes smoothly on your big day, you will need hired help. Devote at least half your budget towards the cost of hiring professionals. These could include wedding photographers, caterers, musicians and bartenders.
The key to planning your own wedding is being smart in how you manage your budget and being well organized.