‘Wedding planning advice’: How to avoid ‘a bad day’ in a wedding
In a wedding planning guide, the BBC says it’s easy to miss some of the key points, and what to do if you find you’re going to have a bad day.
In particular, if you’re planning a wedding for two or more people, you need to take the advice of one of the experts, Heather Aitchison, a wedding planner from Melbourne, Australia, and be prepared to make some tough choices.
“You’re going in thinking that you’ve got a great time, you’ve met the people, and that everyone is happy,” she says.
And if the worst is to happen, it can be even worse than a bad wedding day. “
There’s going to always be something going on and there’s going be people you have to keep your eye on.”
And if the worst is to happen, it can be even worse than a bad wedding day.
“If you’re in a small space, you might not have the luxury to leave your guests in peace,” says Aitchisons.
“And if you have a large group, you can end up with lots of guests waiting outside and it can get messy.”
You may be able to leave guests in your own room Heather Aitchingison’s advice to you if you are planning a reception in your home room.
Make sure the wedding is a “fun” event For a small wedding, this might not be that much of an issue, but in a big party, a reception can be stressful.
For one, there will be a lot of people waiting in line, so you’ll need to make sure you can get everyone out of there as quickly as possible.
“It’s the worst time to leave the guests in their own rooms.
That’s a very selfish and selfish thing to do,” Aitchions advice says.
Choose a location where people will gather together When you’re looking for a venue, it helps to make the planning a “social event” rather than a “traditional” event.
“This is when people are hanging out together, drinking and having a social life, which is not a good thing for your guests,” says Heather.
“A good place for a reception is where there is a lot more social interaction, people who have a lot to talk about,” she adds.
“So I would encourage people to have their wedding somewhere where they can be social and talk about it in a relaxed atmosphere.”
Have a “dignity” tent If you’re hosting a reception at a hotel, there’s a good chance you won’t have any guests waiting in the hallways, so it might be easier to have your guests gather together in the “dress room”.
But Aitchion says it might not work for everyone.
“I think it might work for people who are just going to sit there and have a social time, but then it might also be a problem for people coming from the suburbs or people who don’t want to have guests in a dress room,” she explains.
“The dress room is the place that people are going to hang out and that’s really important.”
For a reception you want to be somewhere where you can enjoy the reception without the hassle of getting people to gather around you, she adds, but it’s important to check with your hotel about the dress room before you go. 4.
Set up your venue for a smaller party When you host a wedding at a reception, it might seem like the whole wedding is going to take place at the reception, but when you’re a small party, it may not be so easy.
“In terms of the wedding itself, you want the bride and groom to stay in their respective rooms, and if you don’t have that, then it’s just going be a big mess,” Aitching says.
For example, if the bride is wearing a traditional wedding dress, it would be easier for guests to get into the room if they were all dressed to the nines, rather than just a few guests.
“Once you’ve gathered all the guests together, you’re probably not going have the same amount of space as you would have had a reception,” she warns.
Make the wedding party more intimate The best way to have people hang out at a wedding is to make it a “big party” rather, says Aitching.
“When you’re making a big event, you don.t have as much social interaction.
You’re just going around, drinking beer and doing whatever you want, and then you’re just getting back to the room,” says the wedding planner.
“Now, it’ll be a little more intimate because you’re not just going on a date, but you’re getting back together with your family and friends and just being really relaxed.
But if you’ve decided that it’s going too far, it doesn’t matter because everyone will still be there.”
But for smaller parties, Aitchines advice might not apply.
“With a small venue, I’d say don’t make it