Planning a wedding is one of the most wonderfully stressful events a person can go through. Unlike a birthday or anniversary where you can learn from your party planning mistakes from year to year, a wedding is a one-time-only event. Therefore, you want it to be perfect from start to finish. All you can do to prepare is to learn from other couples’ wedding mistakes. These are the three things that brides and grooms always forget to do before their wedding day.
Designate a Master of Ceremonies
Whether you’re having the ceremony at a different venue than the reception or everything at the same location, you have to plan for that slightly awkward period between the ceremony and the reception. There are going to be a lot of people who will want to do a speech, and it can get a little chaotic if everyone is trying to speak at once, or if you have too many speeches in a row. We suggest you assign a groomsman or bridesmaid the title of Master of Ceremonies – someone who can keep the event moving smoothly from ceremony to pre-reception cocktails to the actual reception. The Master of Ceremonies will also be in charge of keeping the speeches coming at appropriate times throughout the day and evening.
Make a playlist
Many couples think ahead and book a band or orchestra for their wedding, but they only plan for after the reception when it’s time for the couple’s first dance (if you’re doing that) or for everyone to get up and dance. Even though you’ll be eating and drinking and laughing and chatting with your guests, having some background music is a big part of setting the mood and creating a romantic ambiance. Work with your wedding band to play quiet romantic background music as soon as the ceremony is over, or, if the budget doesn’t allow for that, you need to take some time before your wedding day to make a playlist. It should be long enough to take you from the ceremony to when the wedding band begins to play.
Help setting up and breaking down
Many couples will take on some of the setup or the decorating themselves, either to save money or to make it more personal. If you’re having the party at an unconventional location, you may not have an entire staff to help you set up. One of the biggest mistakes that couples make when DIYing is to underestimate the time that it takes. Handwriting a hundred place cards and hanging romantic string lights takes a lot longer than one might imagine. Do yourself a favor and enlist the help of some of your guests to help you set everything up.
WEDDING RENTALS IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION AND BEYOND
We know how stressful it can be to plan a wedding. Our wedding specialists are standing by to help you find all the equipment you need, from the wedding tent to the tables and chairs to the decorations. When you rent your wedding equipment from us, you can get everything you need in one place, saving time and money. Plus, our wedding specialists will deliver and pickup to any location in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. For an additional fee, you can also enlist our help to set up and break down. That way, you have more time to plan your playlist and prepare yourself for the most romantic day of your life.
Talk to a wedding specialist about your needs and we’ll take some of the stress out of planning your wedding.