We are writing today’s post for a specific group of brides. We’d like to discuss some of the important aspects of planning a wedding for a large group. Planning a big wedding can be very difficult but when successful, it’s extremely rewarding!
Booking Your Venue
First, Make sure the venue is the perfect size. How many guests will be in the venue at one time? If you are having an open house reception, don’t make the mistake of thinking every guest you invited will be in the facility at one time.
Guests come and go so it makes it difficult to determine. Ask the venue owner for his/her expertise on guest count. Make sure the venue is big enough to accommodate your guests at the busiest time of night but small enough that it doesn’t feel empty during the slower times.
Is there plenty of room in the venue for entertainment? You might find a venue that has the capacity to hold all of your guests but make sure there is plenty of room for music and dancing.
Hiring a Caterer
Feeding your guests can be one of the most challenging aspects of your wedding. There is a lot that you have to get right so we recommend making a list of each of your questions and desires and taking them to a few professionals. As usual, our suggestion is that you meet with more than one professional to make sure you find the best match for your wedding.
When scheduling your wedding events keep in mind that the more guests there are the longer it will take for them to get from one place to the next. Make sure you give your guests enough time to arrive at each location.
Make sure you have something for your guests to drink and snack on while they are waiting for the events to start.
As large weddings are generally more stressful, try to find ways to avoid the stress. If you have the money it’s worth hiring professionals to help with your wedding. This takes much of the stress away.
Realize that no matter what happens, you are going to be married to the love of your life. Weather your wedding goes perfect or not this should be the best day of your life!