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Experts Choice: 10 Professional Wedding Planning Tips You Need to Know (Part 2)

19 November 2021

In case you’re contemplating whether there’s something you might have missed, look at our 10 professional wedding planning tips you need to know below.

  1. Unpopular Dates

The closer your date, the more bargaining power you may have. Since many people book their weddingsmore than 6 months ahead of time, filling for open dates two months before can save you money if a venue is looking to fill vacancies. Furthermore, Thursday, Friday and Sunday weddings canbe cheaper than Saturday weddings.

  1. Plan for Rejection

Know that generally speaking, around 10 to 20 per cent of individuals you invite will not attend. This depends upon your venue, the number of guests.

  1. Make a Uniform Kids Policy

To avoid hurting your guests’ feelings, it’s best to set a uniform decision. Either you allow kids or not. Just don’t be selective.

  1. Approach It Slowly and carefully

Set up a wedding plan and do things individually. Don’t try to do too much too quickly and end up with everything gathering momentum around you. Don’t lock in vendors before you’ve confirmed your date. Things change in a Covid world, but try to control the controllables.

  1. No Ring, No Bring

Still too many people? You may need to make a call on your “plus ones”. Perhaps a table of singles is the way to go.

  1. Guest Rooms

When you’ve picked a date, you might need to source accommodation options for out of town guests.Some places allow you to save spaces for visitors under a wedding block booking at a reduced rates. Ask around.

  1. Exact Driving Directions

Give clear instructions for venues. Don’t let people simply rely on Google maps and hope for the best

  1. Keep a Paper Trail

Don’t simply accept that all is good to go. For peace of mind back up your information and keep a check of you contacts and their second in charge.

  1. Schedule the Setup

Maybe a rehearsal would ease nerves? Chat with your celebrant to confirm. Find out when deliveries and bump in will happen..

  1. Wedding paperwork

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