Today, each bride and groom must choose for themselves what is best for their special day. They may decide to have a traditional reception or perhaps they want to set some new trends. All weddings, though, have a common theme; it’s a time for great rejoicing for everyone, as family and friends come together to witness their public commitment to each other.
The reception is the largest part of your budget and therefore requires the professional touch of an experienced event planner and a reputable caterer. For most couples, the reception location can be one of the most challenging decisions to make. A lot of thought and planning has to go into this decision. More brides are planning ahead and avoiding any last minute disappointments. By selecting and reserving your wedding reception location early, you will avoid losing out on the venue of your choice. Then you will be able to focus your time on choosing a caterer followed by the photographer.
Weddings with outdoor venues have become more popular, and can be planned for most times of the year. And remember, that for you, the bride, the sheer number of decisions that need to be made can sometimes be overwhelming. That is why picking a caterer should be the next step after the venue has been reserved. Catering and planning your wedding go hand in hand. One of the most overlooked items is beverage service. Be sure to use a professional beverage service. It will save money and ensure a safe time will be had by all in attendance.
As the bride, you are in charge of planning your reception. Always insist on meeting with the caterer. If you have chosen an event planner to handle the details of your reception, you and they will meet with the caterer to get your input and thoughts on how you visualize your day. Sample the food if possible. If you do not have an event planner, just remember, an experienced caterer will be very helpful making your day a great one.
It is a good idea to limit the number of appointments you schedule in one day. Allow enough time to process the information you have gathered so you can make informed decisions. This will make for a more pleasant experience during the planning stages.
Lastly, remember that having a professional event planner throughout the planning stages and on location the day of your wedding will help to relieve any stress that could take away from enjoying your special day. Your event planner will coordinate with all the wedding professionals you have contracted with to ensure a carefree, magical day full of amazing memories.