April has ended and May has begun, bringing with it the sweet sound of wedding bells. While some brides are at the end of the planning journey and getting married quite soon, others are searching through a wide range of magazines and websites trying to find everything they need to make their dream weddings come true without piling on the extra stress and expense that turns a dream into a nightmare. Thankfully, many articles have been written discussing how brides can turn this potential disaster into the day of their dreams.
As any wedding planner, bride-to-be, or wife knows, there is much to be organized in a wedding, but the presentation of the reception and food is a vital consideration. Whilst the wedding is ultimately about the bride and the groom, unhappy guests are a quick way to drag the mood down. Here are some ways to avoid problems:
Imagine a beautiful wedding by the beach. Now think about having the reception out on the beach or set up in a tent right next to it. This may sound lovely, but the guests and the new couple will not be so pleased when their food has been seasoned with sand. An easy fix to this is to have the wedding on the beach and move the reception somewhere nearby that is indoors. Another idea is to ask someone to help with planning, either with the food and reception itself or with another area of the wedding so the bride can focus more on this area.
Ask For Advice
There is no shame in asking for help, even from a friend or family member, if there is not enough money to hire a professional. This allows someone to pay a lot of attention to smaller details that might have gone unnoticed. For example, with wine glasses, martini glasses, and gin glasses to choose from, it’s important to have the right glassware for each drink. It’s also nice to keep the theme from the wedding in the decorations, tablecloths, and tableware. Decisions must also be made regarding when and how to serve the food, whether it entails a buffet, food stations, a dessert buffet, or traditional dining.
Having a rehearsal dinner can help settle all the jittery nerves before the actual event occurs, and it can be much more relaxed than the real reception might be while still giving the couple an idea of anything that might need immediate attention should a seating arrangement not work out, for example. Moreover, there is no need for things to go perfectly during a rehearsal. While couples may decide to run one a few days before the wedding to see how everything looks and tastes with the rest of the party and close family members, they can include having the toasts (and roasts) and spend time getting to know members of the other family.
Weddings have become an event to both desire and dread for many brides out there, and anything that can lower the anxiety and stress for these women can help ensure that dream wedding stays a dream wedding.