Planning your dream wedding is an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience in equal measure, and one thing is for sure: the better prepared you are, the less chance of hiccups and mishaps occurring along the way.
So, with that being said, continue reading to learn four of the most important wedding arrangements to lock down as soon as you possibly can.
1. Book the Venue
First and foremost, even though your wedding will obviously become the wedding of the century, there will be many other couples looking for their ideal venue for the same date as you and your betrothed.wedding reception catering packages
This is why your absolute first priority should be to choose, book, and secure your first choice of wedding venue, not least because this will be the most expensive element of your wedding budget.
Key tips for choosing a wedding venue include:
- Ensure there is enough capacity for your guests
- Decide whether or not you want the wedding in the same place as the reception
- Choose the season, as this will determine how the official photographs will turn out
- Assess whether or not the venue and facilities are in keeping with your wedding theme
2. Choose the Dress
At some point, even those people who have never been particularly fussed about getting married will still have imagined themselves walking down the aisle in a beautiful dress or else waiting for their stunning bride, and this alone should be evidence of just how important the dress is.
This is why the wedding dress and the outfits for the bridesmaids, flower girls, groomsmen, and, of course, the groom should also be a priority, especially if you have in mind a certain designer, color theme, or differing quality to the norm.
3. Hire a Professional Caterer
You may well want to look into tailor-made wedding reception catering packages that can not only provide the food and drink you would like, but can also tie everything together to the theme and color scheme of your big day. A key advantage of hiring outside catering is that any allergies or other dietary requirements will be catered for in a thoughtful and safe way.
Other key benefits of letting a professional catering company handle the food and drink for your wedding day include the choice of virtually any menu or, indeed, menu combination, guaranteed high-quality ingredients, and also the provision of highly trained waiting staff.
4. Your Accommodation
The fourth and final crucial component of organizing your wedding day and evening is to ensure that, at the very least, you and your soon-to-be husband or wife have somewhere to stay, either actually at the venue or very close by.
In an ideal world, especially if you are planning on holding your wedding in an area closer to your family and, therefore, farther away from your friends, you should also offer alternative accommodation options for your loved ones to be able to book their own accommodation in plenty of time.