8 Helpful Tips to Planning Your Wedding During the Holidays
Updated: Jun 4, 2019
When planning your wedding, there are things you want to know and things you should know. Some advice is so good that brides will say, "I'm so thankful you told me that!" Something could be missed, especially during the holiday season. Whether you are an upcoming bride or you have everything planned perfectly, check out our key planning tips below!
`1. Check the Weather in Advance!
No matter what day you decide to have your wedding on, the weather can always be unpredictable. Check the weather in advance and keep checking on it as your big day gets closer, especially if it is outdoors! Dress accordingly, or in other words, STAY WARM!
2. Time to Eat!
Trying to save a few extra dollars around the holidays? If you plan on having between 150-200 guests, then you probably don't want to spend a fortune just on food. On average the number two things people remember most about a wedding is the food next to entertainment. So how do you make sure that the guests are getting a good quality meal? A way to resolve this is to remember to balance the budget. You may put all your resources into the ceremony and because of that, you might be serving a poor quality meal. Make sure to do the proper research on caterers and review your budget before making some of those important decisions. You may also want to remember to keep your wedding crew in mind (all Photographers, DJs etc).
3. Scheduling Set-up Times!
Always remember that there should be plenty of time for setting up! If you are renting out a venue and bringing in outside help, make sure that the Photographer, DJ, etc. have plenty of time to set up their gear and test it out before its time for the guests to arrive. This can be done by giving them a set time in which they can arrive at the venue to set-up. This gives them plenty of time to fix anything that could possibly go wrong!
4. The Guests Come First!
You can start by getting the approximate number of guest invites before settling on a venue. This ensures that there's plenty of room for you, your guests, and the wedding crew. Try to allow around 20-30 square feet for each guest. Now that may seem like a lot, but it really isn't if you add the tables, busy caterers, up-lighting and speedy photographers etc. Remember, the more room a guest has, the happier they will be!
5. Efficiently Using Your Time!
When its finally getting down to the last few weeks until your wedding day, just take a look at that long list of things that still need to be done. Then, scratch a few things off to cut it down. Don't take out the important things that need to be done, but the things that don't NEED to be done, like creating really fancy seating chart for your guests. If you are still wanting to keep some DIY projects on your list, don't wait to do them at the last minute! Give yourself about a week to get these things done on time.
6. Save the Dates and Invitations!
When it comes to creating your save the dates and wedding invitations, what better time to order them than during the holidays? Many different companies run holiday specials that allow you to save money when ordering in bulk. With ordering it through a company, it also saves you time and energy that can be used to do something else to make your day perfect!
7. Cut the Cake!
The cake is one of the most important parts! Many couples go with the traditional three or four tier cake, allowing everyone to have a slice, while others go with cupcakes or cake pops for their guests. Whichever you and your significant other decide to do, don't wait until the last minute! It is always a good idea to do a cake testing in advance, so that you can give the baker enough time to create the cake or dessert of your dreams!
8. Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales!
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the perfect days to start purchasing things for your wedding! Anything from bridesmaid's dresses, party favors, to special deals on DJs and Photographers, these two days will help you to save a lot of money!