The Ultimate Guide for Planning Your Own Wedding

The Ultimate Guide for Planning Your Own Wedding

Planning a wedding can overwhelm even the most resolute couple. Making critical decisions on your guest list, wedding catering services, seating arrangements, the venue, and so on can be daunting, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan a wedding for yourself. Whether you’re on a budget and want value for money, or you just need to have some level of control on things, these DIY tips and tricks can come in handy when planning your dream wedding.

Wedding Planner – to hire or not hire one?

It really depends on how much confidence you have in your co-ordination skills and, of course, your budget. While wedding planners may appear like an extra expense you don’t really need, they can save you a pretty penny in the long run. They keep sight of the bigger picture, rein in on the budget and coordinate the wedding day logistics, so you can enjoy quality time with your partner. Needless to say, they take a lot of pressure off you. Long story short – you’re probably better off with one than without one.

If you go DIY, tackle these two things first…

If you’re bent to ongoing DIY, you’ll need a place to get started. Experienced wedding planners will always point out two things you need to keep a check on for a successful wedding – your budget and guest list. By adjusting the guest list, you immediately shape your budget and get a clearer picture of the kind of wedding you’ll get. You can then settle on what suits you best.

Family members can be a great source of help.

Planning your wedding doesn’t have to be a nightmare. In fact, getting together with family members can actually turn your DIY project into a fun activity, especially if you make the most out of their talents, be it embroidery, baking, inscription, or floral design. There is a caveat, though – if your helpers are too emotionally invested in your wedding, they may lack the objectivity that’s necessary to handle the process smoothly. That means you have to walk a fine line between getting things done without hurting people’s feelings along the way.

Cut back on wastefulness.

Weddings, though all-important, can be amazingly wasteful events. On days like these, bouquets and other forms of décor often end up in the trash, something that can be avoided with a little forward-thinking. There are several ways to mitigate this, including purchasing items like vases and artwork from thrift stores or turning to reusable items like flatware and cocktail napkins. You can also gift your guests with floral arrangements to prevent them from going to unnecessary waste.

Be prepared for challenges.

One of the reasons wedding planners are so important is that they take care of the smallest details that would otherwise be forgotten. Simple logistics like who stitches the wedding dress if it gets torn, who puts out the place cards, or who ensures leftover food is delivered where it needs to go are some of the thankless tasks planners have to take care of. It’s always best to have a drawn up list of tasks and people to action for such minute responsibilities if you want things to go like clockwork. This said it’s not an absolute guarantee that there won’t be a glitch or two.

How Cacao Catering can help

At Cacao Catering, we’ve got a wedding catering package for all styles and budgets. Whether you’re looking to save on costs or you simply like exploring the different options that DIYs offer, you will find our wedding catering services flexible enough to fit into your plans.

Talk to one of our wedding planners and discover the endless possibilities of our catering services offer.

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