You’re bound to be nervous on your wedding day, but there will be some guests who will be a little nervous too; particularly if it’s a big occasion.
It’s important to remember that some guests won’t know many people at the wedding, if any at all and if you’ve planned a big wedding then the whole thing can feel a little overwhelming for them.
That’s why it’s important to make the event as easy as possible for all your guests; after all, you don’t want them turning up at the wrong venue at the wrong time.
You can resolve these problems with a wedding programme, which includes a wedding order of service. The opening of the wedding programme should list the names of the couple, the venue, date, time and locations and list the names of the bridal party as well as anyone else heavily involved in the ceremony. This will make it easier for guests to identify the important players at your big day.
The wedding order of service will help the guests follow the events of the day. Include information on hymns, vows, readings and always add notes in where guests are required to become involved.
You should also include information about the reception venue, including times and maps to get there.
Having all of this information to hand will help to make your guests feel at ease and you are all much more likely to enjoy the day.
The costs of weddings vary hugely. Some couples spend their life savings on their big day whereas others like to stick to a very tight budget. But no matter how much money you have available to spend, you have to learn to stick to a budget and not get tempted into spending more money than you have.
Most couples will have to spend at least £20,000 on their wedding and prices are going up all of the time so it’s important to create a realistic and obtainable budget before you start planning.
Never budget for more than you can afford because costs can soon spiral out of control. You must start off being realistic and use brochures as a guide to work out costs.
You need to know how many guests you are likely to have so that you know how much of everything you will need to order. If you guess, you will end up with an inaccurate budget, so try to work out exactly how many people will be at the wedding so that you can budget for your wedding stationery and your catering.
Be as specific and detailed as possible when you are calculating a budget and you will find that you can stick to your budget a lot easier when it comes to planning the big day.
If you’re planning a wedding, you might have got a few ideas from the royal wedding. But unfortunately most couples won’t have a budget that will stretch as far as Kate and Williams, so when it comes to decorations, you could be working with a very tight budget.
When you are planning your reception, one of the first things you will organise will be the wedding table plan. This can be a difficult task, so it’s important that you sit down and take your time over it. Don’t rush the wedding table plan as you need to ensure that all of your guests will be comfortable with who they are sitting with.
Once this is done, you can start thinking about the table decorations. When it comes to table decorations there are plenty of options and you can create different atmospheres and moods depending on which one you choose.
For example, for a romantic feel, candles are the best choice or for more of a party atmosphere, you could choose balloons. These might not be what Kate and William choose, but with the right table decorations, you can make your wedding reception truly special.