If you would like to create the perfect wedding on a budget, there are several areas you have to focus on at the same time. If you would rather not spend money on a wedding planner, you will have to up your project management skills and make sure that you are able to choose the right services and backup options. Things tend to go wrong at the worst possible time, and you need to be prepared.
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Invitations and Decor
It is crucial that you proofread all your stationery, including your wedding invitations and your name cards, as well as the decorative banners. If you are trying to save money and are ordering online, you have to get a proof and ask friends and family members to check whether or not you missed anything. This will give you a peace of mind that you will not upset your guests or make your wedding day memorable for all the wrong reasons.
You have chosen the venue and the restaurant, but if most of your wedding guests are coming from out of town, you will need to ensure that there is enough parking for everyone. Check with the restaurant or hotel, and find out whether you need a special permit, or you will be in trouble when all the people turn up and are fighting over parking.
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You will need to get a written confirmation of all the bookings you have made and save them in a separate folder. This will help you make the most out of your wedding. Check regularly with the venue, the caterer, and other service providers, so you can be sure that you are going to have a smooth event. Just in case, have a Plan B for everything and make a list of last minute services you can use.
If you don’t choose the right band and entertainer that matches the taste and preferences of your guests, you will certainly have a dull wedding with people leaving early. You need to know that artists are generally confused and are not the most reliable. Always book through an agency, or through a website such as Benny Smyth Wedding DJ so you can get a printable confirmation and you know that you are in the books.
If some of your guests are living hours away, it might be a nice courtesy to offer to book their accommodation. You can get this as a part of your wedding package, and you will also get people to commit early to coming to your big day. Whether you are getting a room at the hotel you are getting married, or nearby, ask about their needs and preferences, special requirements first.
Planning a perfect wedding is hard work. You need to make sure that you are able to manage multiple projects at the same time. Follow up all your bookings, print and file them, and create a schedule for the day, so you don’t end up disappointed.