Hello folks! With restrictions on lockdown gradually easing and micro-weddings being allowed to take place, we thought we’d bring you the ultimate wedding planning blog post.
Today’s feature is packed full of quick-fire tips to make sure you nail your wedding day. We’ve got some serious ones, fun ones, random ones and more! So, without further ado, let’s get started…
1 First things first, don’t put too much pressure on yourself to plan the perfect day. The most important thing is that you are surrounded by your favourite people, having the best time with the love of your life!
2 Get your wedding venue booked before you do anything else! This means you can set the date, send out the invitations, start thinking about the style of your wedding and putting together the guest list etc. Booking your venue essentially allows you to get the ball rolling. Here at The Cornish Tent Company, we have a handful of late availability dates for weddings in 2021, but we are now also taking bookings for 2022/22 so do get in touch if you’d like to find out more.
3 Set your budget early on in the planning process and prioritise what means the most to you both as a couple and where you’d like to allocate your money, whether that’s on the venue, food, drink, music, photographer and so on.
4 Savour the planning process and don’t allow it to get too stressful. For instance, make a date night out of creating your wedding playlist, spend the evening drinking wine and listen to your favourite tunes.
5 Don’t have your stag or hen do too close to the big day – you’ll likely need recovery time!
6 We suggest having the bar close to the dancefloor. People will likely be back and forth to top up drinks and it’ll help to maintain the party vibes!
7 On that note – grooms, pack a spare white shirt just in case you take the dad dancing too seriously and spill your drink! We’ve seen it happen…
8 Create a stylish lounge area so that if people don’t fancy dancing, they can still enjoy a drink and watch other guests throwing shapes.
9 Take your time walking down the aisle – lots of brides rush down and regret it later on!
10 Make sure your speeches have been written down on a tidy piece of paper or even an iPad – it never looks good to have the groom, FOB and the best man to be holding a collection of scrappy notes.
11 On the topic of paper, always make copies of your paperwork for the big day. If you haven’t already, create a wedmin file to everything safe and secure so you don’t lose anything.
11 Make sure your suppliers are fed and watered. Ask your caterer to put aside a meal for your vendors to enjoy, they’ll hugely appreciate it.
12 Don’t let the time in between the ceremony and wedding breakfast drag on for too long, unless you have something to keep guests entertained! People can end up getting bored and peckish, so provide your friends and family with garden games or some background music to keep everyone happy.
13 Don’t ask one of your guests to be your ‘wedding photographer’. Not only will it put pressure on them, but you also won’t get the photographs you wanted. Investing in your photographer is hugely important – after all, it’s capturing memories of one of the happiest days of your life!
14 Make sure your caterer or bar staff have got some drinks pre-poured ready for guests to grab – this will help avoid half of your guest list waiting in a queue.
15 And lastly, we’ll end it with a cheesy one. The planning journey and the day itself will be over before you know it, so make sure you enjoy every second!