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Planning your dream wedding in Goa

The beaches of Goa,  the tropical climate and the mesmerizing nightlife life are a few reasons why it is the most visited by vacationers near and far.  Getting married here has its own sweet charm to it. Tying the knot and chilling by the beaches, a combination that is hard to resist!  Goa’s tourism calendar kick-starts from the month of September and carries on until May which is then followed by the monsoon season. Monsoon weddings are also popular during this time, more on this later. A majority of couples opt for a beach wedding, either by the sea-shore or in the nearby lawns venue that are a part of beach resorts. A Goan destination wedding would be a experience that will have you and loved ones trilled!

There are a cluster of hotels that rest around the coastline line with an array of starred resorts also being beach-touch properties. Accommodation in most resorts is available for 100-150 guests on double occupancy. There is also the option of choosing a variety of venues at these resorts ranging from beautiful lawns, to indoor banquets to clubs. There is always the beach which is the most sort after location for the wedding ceremony.  Beach resorts are the mostly in demand for destination celebrations and there are a variety of these options available. It is recommended to book at least six to eight months in advance to avail competitive rates and discounts and also to block the inventory. The coastline has a range of resorts from three starred to five starred properties available at a number of price points to suit your needs.

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Goa is most expensive during the months of November and December as these months are flooded by vacationers and the weather is a pleasant 25 degrees. It starts getting warmer in the months of April and May, being the peak of the summer season. Monsoons arrive by June and the state has a different charm to it during this time. Uncrowded streets, lush greenery and plenty of peace and quiet as it pours for days at a time, some would argue that it is the best time to visit. Many couples take this setting to their advantage deciding to tie the knot during this season. Being the off-season the tariffs for accommodations and travel are at its lowest and the rains create a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere during this time.  Tourists begin to pour in from September, accommodation tariffs see a marginal climb and peaks by the end of November and the December.

Hiring a wedding planner that is based in Goa is always recommended for outstation couples looking to host a destination wedding here. Being a destination wedding location a number of agencies provide a complete range of services to make the wedding planning experience stress-free and convenient. One notable team of planners are Infinity Events, they have been specializing in beach and destination weddings for over a decade. Based in Goa, they are well versed with a variety of venues and offer complete guidance in scouting hotels, budgeting, hiring vendors and in planning the details of the entire event. Explore a variety of wedding concepts with their team to create customized celebrations and bring your ideas to life!

Budgeting for a wedding here would leave many surprised as the costs are economical and value for money. Having a wedding planner on board will help put everything together a lot more quicker and work a lot more efficiently. Given their industry connections these professionals are highly efficient in souring vendors at various price points and keeping your preferences in mind. Budgeting for a wedding in Goa is also dependent on the time of year that it has been planned. Services cost a lot more in December as compared to June as December is the peak of the season. Accommodation is also available at a variety of options, prices generally reflect on the type of property and the amenities that it has to offer. On the whole, room tariffs are lower at resorts that are away from the beaches. Beach resorts usually offer tariffs that are more-or-less the same as their competitors in the area.

The coastal belt of the south of Goa is best suited for destination weddings. The beaches at this coastline are a lot less crowded and cleaner. Tourist crowds are drawn towards the northern coast which is the hub for tourism. A vast majority of destination weddings  are therefore hosted in these areas. Mobor, Colva, Utorda, Cavelossim, Varca and Benaulim are some of the most sort atfter locations to host a destination wedding celebration.

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The ideals location for the wedding ceremony are often on the beach or adjacent to it on the lawns of the hotel properties. The reception party can also be hosted at an indoor venue of the hotel or even at its lawns. Pre-wedding parties and functions such as the Mehandhi can be hosted pool side and after-parties can be hosted at the hotels club.

Entertaining guests does not require a lot of effort especially if you are at a beach venue. The beach is where a majority will spend their time at. Beach resorts have water sports activities such as jet-skies, boat rides etc. There are plenty of beach beds available where guests can simply unwind and relax and sip on a chilled glass of beer. The hotels on the southern coast also have large size swimming pools along with a pool-side bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.  Beach resorts also have a fully equipped gym and also a children’s activity centre that guests can avail all throughout the day. Guests can indulge in the spa and salon getting pampered with relaxing massages and rejuvenate.

Overall, Goa is an excellent location to host a destination wedding celebration. It is undoubtedly one of the country’s most favourite location mainly due to its natural beauty, way of life, its tropical weather and excellent night life.  There is so much to explore and plenty to indulge in. A three nights, four day event is the most popular timeline for destination celebration.  Guests check in on day 1 where the Mehendhi and the Sangeet celebration is held. The following day is the wedding ceremony and the day after is the wedding reception followed by the check-out on the fourth morning.

 

 

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Decadence at its best

Decadence at its best

Eggs, flour, butter and a dash of baking soda are all you need to create the most delicious desert known to mankind. Cake! Decadent, flavourful, rich and creamy, cakes are pretty hard to resist. Cover it in a beautifully-glossy layer of icing and you have something truly marvelous.

From deep, dark chocolate cakes to playful ribbon cakes and to hazelnut and angel food, wedding cakes come in aa wide variety of flavours. Pair them with the right frosting and you will have a match made in heaven. Literally! Popular choices are sponge cake with lemon frosting to keep things light, champagne with vanilla bean and chocolate to keep things elegant and a rum and fruit cake with royal icing if you are looking at the traditional. Other innovative flavours to choose from are caramelized vanilla cake with salted caramel buttercream, almond cake filled with ganache or raspberry buttercream, ginger spice with vanilla bean icing, red velvet with cream cheese, Italian meringue with hazelnut, pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling, … the list is endless.

Ask your cake shop to pick a few options for you depending on your theme and the style you are looking for and then arrange for a tasting.

Wedding cakes also come in a variety of shapes and sizes. While the three-tier round shape (which symbolises the cyclical nature of life) is the most common one, the square is considered the most trendy. And you do not have to stick to the traditional three-tier concept either. Instead why not opt for a two-tier or even a single mini cake? Or how about multiple tiers of cupcakes that your guests can conveniently enjoy or even cake pops?

And if the groom is particularly insistent about including his preferences, why not go in for a groom’s cake. It can be fun and themed and something that can be cut and served during the rehearsal dinner.

Yet another way to personalize your wedding cake to make it truly unique is its décor. From the colour to the style to the elements used, everything can be personalized to suit your tastes and wedding setting. Remember, the simpler the cake, the cheaper it will be so keep this in mind when discussing how elaborate the cake should look. Communicate with the chef and ask him/her if they could draw up an image of the cake. Depending on the season, the theme and the venue, choose from fresh flowers to sugar paste décor, to pulled sugar.

And don’t forget to individualize your cake topper. While most couples opt for a bridal couple made out of sugar paste or other material, going the monogram way is quite hip and all the rage. A fresh flower cluster on the top or a cascade of gum paste flowers is also very fresh and appealing. Using other items like intertwined hearts, or some vintage piece from your parents’ wedding is also a good idea. Many modern brides, however, opt for no wedding topper at all, choosing instead to keep things simple with clean lines and smooth finishes.

Whatever you decide to do, your wedding day is definitely one when you can have your cake and eat it too. So go on, dig in and relish.

 

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timeline for a traditional wedding

The timeline for a traditional wedding

Traditional weeding have never gone absolute, there is a certain charm to it, if you are planning to have a celebration that is traditional here is a brief timeline you can use

So you are dome with the ceremony and are ready to leave for the reception venue, you have your photographer shooting away and your guests make their way out to head over the reception venue. Cocktail hour marks the beginning of the reception once your guests get there.  You will have the waitstaff serve out the drinks and pass out the appretiserz that will get the guests chatting and in the mood. The users would also get everyone to their tables and wait for the bride and groom to make their entrance. The newlyweds in the mean time would form a receiving line at the entrance of the venue along with their parents to welcome everyone walking in.

After an hour of cocktail serving, it is time for the newly weds to make their grand entrance. You will have the coordinator having everyone seated and the couple is announced to the floor.  The couples of the parents are also introduced and the bride and groom make their way to the first dance.

The first dance is followed by the raising of the toast where the couple would thank everyone for being a part of the wedding. A member of the family in some cases would also say a small blessing for the couple. The best man and the maid of honor also raise the toast to the couple after which  the parents of the bride will then thank the guests for attending the party as well and invite everyone to the dinner spread.

As you enjoy your meal you will have the DJ or the band at the venue place some light music in the background as you mingle with each other. If it is a sit down meal you will have the wait staff do the rounds serving you and if the spread is a buffet you will have the DJ or the bandleader call your table to join the line.

It is time for the bride and groom to hit the floor and guests follow suite as well. You have the tossing od the bouquet, the giveaway centerpieces and also the garter toss during this time.  You will have the band play soft tunes during this time to get everyone on the floor.

We then proceed to the cake cutting just before an hour to the conclusion of the reception. The waitstaff would go around setting up the tables for the coffee along with desert.  The cutting of the cake also unofficially indicates that it is okay for the guest to leave anytime soon but keep in  mind to not have this too early as you would see folks making an early exit.

On cutting of the cake, the DJ will raise the tempo of the music and you will have many take to the floor before they windup for the day.  The last dance also takes place here as the couple makes their way for a last twirl soon after the coordinator will usher everyone to the outside where you can say your goodbyes to the couple and the family as you blow bubbles, light a few sparklers and toss petals at the couple.

 

 

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The relationship between brides and blooms

The relationship between brides and blooms

Just like the dress and the cake, flowers are an essential part of any wedding, no matter the budget, venue, style or religion. Besides spreading their sweet fragrance, fresh flower arrangements lend a touch of colour, elegance and class to any event.

Depending on your personality and of course your budget (fresh flowers can prove to be a truly expensive affair), you can choose from a wide variety of blossoms. Sweet-smelling roses, cala lilies and orchids are by far the most loved flowersfor bouquets, corsages, and buttonholes, not just because of their meaning (roses as we all know signify love, joy, beauty; cala lilies and orchids signify elegance) but also because of their shelf-life. Tulips signify undying love, while lilies signify purity. Even the fillers used in bridal bouquets and other wedding day arrangements have deep meaning. Forget-me-nots stand for true love, baby’s breath and freesias represent innocence, and asters are a symbol of love, daintiness, contentment and unpredictability.

If you are particularly superstitious, keep away from yellow carnations and chrysanthemum as they stand for disappointment and rejection and jilted love, respectively. In the same manner, marigolds stand for grief and jealousy, while peonies represent shame. Most modern brides, however, do not really conform to these beliefs and go ahead and use peonies and mums in their floral arrangements. After all peonies, just like theranunculus (aka buttercups), are bright and gorgeous; and chrysanthemums (besides being really economical and long-lasting) are obtainable in almost every colour you can imagine from soft clouds of white to rich yellows and stunning pinks and purples.

Whatever you opt for, you can then tie in the rest of the décor using all or some of these blooms. From your table centerpieces to the flower girl’s pomanders and even the bridal party corsages, you can use these flourishes everywhere. What’s best is that since most flowers are available in almost every colour, you can choose something according to your colour scheme as well.

But before you even venture to do any of this, ask your local florist (you can of course enquire with more than one) for a quotation. Even if he/she cannot give you an exact amount, they should be able to get a ballpark figure. As said earlier, fresh blossoms, whether they are in season or not, can be awfully pricey. However, do not despair. If you do not feel that you can meet your florists’ tab, why not go in for some artificial arrangements. Some of these look just as real and will end up costing you less than half.

Another way to cut down on costs drastically if to craft your bouquet and a few floral arrangements yourself. If you’ve never done it before, just log on to you tube or any other service and see how it’s done. Then go out and buy a bunch of flowers, floral tape, floral wire, floral foam, etc and try wiring them together. It isn’t as difficult as it seems and if you do end up being successful, you will feel really proud to be holding one of your own creations up for everyone to see.

So whether you choose to go small (with just the bouquets) or big and extensive (with fresh flowers on every table, nook and corner), there is no doubt that fresh, fragrant buds and blooms will liven up your day like no other.

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How to make your wedding day an unforgettable one

How to make your wedding day an unforgettable one

It is every bride’s dream to have an unforgettable wedding…. a perfect day… without any hitches whatsoever. And if you think this is too much to ask for, just think about all the planning and hard work that has gone into the making of just one day.

From the venue to the dress to the petals scattered along the aisle, each and every detail of the day must be memorable….not just for the bride and the groom, but for the family and friends in attendance as well.

One way to do this is by having the most extravagant weddings of them all, by splurging on the food and drinks and having the best that money can offer. But not everyone is as economically blessed. And even if they are, most couples nowadays want to shoulder all the wedding expenses themselves (they shoulder this responsibility so that the parents are not financially burdened) which is a great way to start this new and very important journey together. Many couples also feel that is important to invest in a future together (by putting down a deposit on a house, or planning a nice getaway after the wedding), rather than blowing it all up on just one day of their lives.

In such cases, what is a poor bride (pun unintended) to do? Well, for starters, why not think up some unique and innovative ways to spice up the traditional.

Everyone writes their own vows, but maybe you could sing them. Or find a unique spot at the venue to exchange them. Just ensure that the words are heartfelt and more importantly “make them yours”.

Get disposable cameras and distribute them among the guests. This way the guests can capture added moments of the wedding that your photographer may be. Ask them to capture their own personal moments as well. So even though you were not there to witness it on the day of the event, you can always look back and smile.

Everyone has a smartphone with the latest camera technology that can click killer images. Create a social media page on facebook or Instagram with your own personalized hashtag for your guests to RSVP, check in and share their memories and pictures of the day.

Another way to add a really personal touch is to display photographs of the bride and groom during their courting days. Maybe you took a ski trip together, or even a picture of the two of you at your favourite coffee shop. Short captions explaining the moment in the picture and where it was clicked will delight the guests to no end.

If a lot of your guests are from out of town, why not find a way to thank them for coming all the way. Give them some carefully-chosen favours that they can use to unwind before the long trip home. You could include things like scented soaps, relaxing bath salts, or even some aromatic oils from your favourite spa.

At the end of the day, it is important that everyone has a great time. So even if you ensure just this, your wedding will not be something your family and friends will forget in a hurry.

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Pointers for wedding ceremony

A few pointers to help you with the wedding ceremony

The is a certain amount of prep required for the ceremony as there is a lot more to that ‘I do’. We put together a few yeses and no’s so that you can avoid any minor hic-ups

Getting to know that officiant ahead of time would have your ceremony have the personal touch and aunthencity. Giving the officiant a brief about yourself and your fiancé will also help him prepare a ceremony meant just for the two of you rather than a otherwise casual one. You could meet informally over a cup of coffee or even take-up his offer for premarital counseling.

Put thought in the location of the ceremony. Planning the ceremony in the close vicinity of the reception area will reduce travel time and logistics. The time saved can be used to get better photographs and even mingle with your guests instead of being in a hurry to get from one place to another.

Getting done with the pre-wedding to-do’s has a good chance to put you behind schedule thus you may not want your guests to be kept waiting. If you have the ceremony space for a limited time , you will have to request for an extension of at least 15 to 30 minutes just to be safe.

Outdoor venues require plenty of floral deco, in the process of providing you with an estimate the florist or decorator may simple go overboard with it. Decorating the aisles and alters are most important since its gets the most attention  than the other areas.

Having your guests comfortable is something you should focus on more than anything else as they would be able to relax and enjoy your ceremony which could set the tone of the day. You could add soft cushions to the pews and also check with the type of chairs that will be used well in advance. The space to between guests and chairs should have enough of room as well. Is the ceremony is at a warmer time of the day, have mini-bottles of water around, similarly if in cooler time of the year ensure that you have a small area that they could use just incase it gets too chilly.

Prepare the program well in advance as it would give you the time you need to make changes and trim it if you feel like it is getting lengthier.  Some couples today don’t plan a program and simply have a large board at the entrance with the info of the ceremony. The readings need to be planned in advance as well. Take the time to decide the right person for each role, you might not want to push someone to take it up in case they are not too comfortable in doing so. Having your traditions included in the ceremony to degree is recommended as you do not want your guests to feel like they are not included.

Lastly, if you are have an outdoor ceremony it is advisable to have an indoor alternative or a make shift set-up just in case the weather decides to turn bad.

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De-stressing for the bride and groom

De-stressing for the bride and groom

 

Wedding jitters getting you antsy? Here’s how you can de-stress before your big day.

Get a nice relaxing massage: Just hearing the word “massage” conjures up images of a cool, refreshing spa in the middle of the woods, as an experienced massage therapist uses slow smooth strokes to help you relax while you just lounge about drinking herbal tea. Yes, the thought itself is enough to make you relax, but why not go out and get a real massage instead. If the woods are a long shot, just hop on over to the nearest five-star that offers spa services and let their attendants indulge you.

Retail therapy: If you are stressed, overworked, having a bad day with nothing going your way, or just in need of a pick me up, simply head to the nearest shopping centre or mall or whatever’s nearest and the most convenient for some retail therapy. Just find something that you’ve always wanted, but never had time to go looking for, or pick up that pair of shoes or earrings on an impulse. Nothing can improve your mood faster than that smart bargain or a luxury buy.

Fine dine: From simple, healthy, home cooking to a nice extravagant dinner at your favourite restaurant, good food has been known to boost your mood like nothing else. Plus it gives you a chance to just put up your feet, sit down and relax for a while. Open a bottle of wine while you are at it. And don’t forget that decadent desert.

Get a good night’s rest: This is the most important tip of all. Sleep deprivation increases the production of a stress hormone called cortisol. So it is imperative to get a good night’s rest if you want to look your glowing best. Not just in the days leading up to your wedding, but during the weeks and months leading up to it as well. It’s called a beauty rest for a reason, so just listen you the experts and get seven to nine hours sleep every night.

No one said that organising a wedding wasn’t a lot (and I mean lohhhttt) of work. That’s why (especially if you have the money) it’s best to leave it in the hands of a good and capable wedding planner. Peace of mind, after all, is the best de-stressor of all. With your wedding planner doing all the hard work, you can just sit back, relax and focus on enjoying your big day and reveling in all the attention and compliments you receive.

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Hiring Vendors

So you have set the date and booked the venue at a beach in Goa… Congratulations. Now gear up to deal with the vendors and professionals based in Goa that will bring your wedding to life.
Here are a few pointers to ensure that you are getting the right guys shortlisted for the cause.
Meeting and discussing how they can be a part of your special day can be a bit awkward at first, but you can ensure that your meetings are productive by asking the right questions and getting a better understanding of what each one can provide for you.

Photographers and videographers
A potential photographer/videographer should speak of his experience and skill set and whether he specializes in wedding photography and is a photographer on a full time basis. Remember that wedding photography is completely different from table-top photography in terms of lighting and perspective angles so your potential photographer s experience in wedding photography over other types of shoots would be a big plus.
Ask him if he has done any wedding shoots at the venue of your choosing. Have a look at the work he has done there to give you a close idea of what you can expect of him. If he hasn’t worked at the location before, ask him whether he would he be willing to go and have a look at the venue in advance.
Enquire as to who will be his replacement just in-case there is a last minute emergency? If you talking to a sales person, ask them to schedule a meeting with the actual photographer who will be covering the occasion for you.
Discuss the post production dates of when you will receive the finished product and whether they would be edited. Enquire about the deposits and any added costs in advance so that you can budget for it and no additional cost need be incurred.

Bridal wear and party wear gowns
Your designer will need sufficient time if you are looking for a made-to-measure outfit. Some even take as long as six months to deliver, so have this task on the top of your list of things to get done. Once you narrow in on a particular designer, review their work on social platforms where you will be able to see feedback of work done for brides in the past and even reach them, if required, to know more about their experience with the designer.
Your designer will also need to know the fabric, pattern, design and silhouettes you have in mind so that she can advise you on what will fit you right. Don’t forget to enquire on costs well in advance so that you can budget for the bridesmaids dresses as well.

Choice of Music
The DJs choice of music is the most important aspect when hiring one. Referencing on whether he has been a successful entertainer in the past will also help. If you find him bad-mouthing old clients, that would be a sign of un-professionalism.
Most DJs are accustomed to club music so find out how good he is at switching over to the right tunes at the reception and ceremony venues.

All things Floral
Florists work with various budgets, all depending on what your plans are for the floral decor. Being able to communicate effectively with the florist is important as it will determine what the florist can deliver. The number of tables or the number of guests, the type of flowers and how much are important elements you must discuss.

With numerous wedding vendors available in Goa it is necessary that you make the right choices that are inline to your vision of your big day. A wedding planner can be hired which will makes things a whole lot easier especially when you are based outside Goa. One planner we hired was WW Events located at Porvorim who we highly recommend.  Visit this link for more information or refer to the map below.

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Planning a Big Fat Wedding? Here is the low-down

Is your guest list longer that you expected? Here are the pros and cons of a bug wedding

The size of the wedding has an impact on everything that needs to be planned for a wedding. Budgets always is key when it comes to planning one but the reception venue or even the caterers scalability  maximizes. Then again what is defined as a large wedding? Would a 150 guest list be big or 400 plus one?  Although the idea of large guest list has it own advantages and disadvantages you cannot discount the fact that the crowd whether big or small are there to see you celebrate the biggest step of your life. We have listed a few mentions for your reference

  • The best part of a big wedding is that you get to see everyone together on your big day, which does not happen very often with friends and family spread far and wide. A wedding is a happy occasion and celebrating it with friends and family that you have known for years sharing the happiness on your day.
  • There are plenty of outdoor venues with several spaces you can utilize when looking at a larger guest list. You can still have the banquet area indoors and even have enough space for an after party.
  • Since you have a large crowd you can choose a wide variety of food from the menu and also have mini-stations serving specialty dishes and even small mini-bars across the venue
  • You get to have a larger spread for desert which your guests would enjoy
  • If you are reserving rooms for your out of town guests you can negotiate with the hotel to drop in the honeymoon suite at a lower cost
  • You will be throwing an amazing party when plenty of folks on the dance floor enjoying themselves
  • You get to widen the choice of deco for the wedding as you will not be limited to a small and cramped venue. This would mean that you could have a beautiful looking venue in the perfect setting

 

Disadvantages

  • The cost of larger wedding quickly multiplies, you would also have to keep some room for additional expenses which also would increase the overall cost
  • Finding the right venue that not only has the infrastructure to support large crowds but also the staff the manage them might be difficult to find in your area
  • Spending quality time with your guest will be limited as you will have to split your time meeting everyone in a short period
  • Crowded tables could lead to discomforts of guests and the serving staff
  • Larger crowds would mean special requests by your guests such as transportation to and from the venue, special dietary items and also having children at the wedding
  • Guests travelling to your city for the wedding will require to make accommodation provisions hence might lower your gift cheque due to financial reasons
  • You would need to work harder to prepare for a larger guest list as you may require additional vendors to support such a large crowd
  • Larger wedding limit customization due to the time and work associated with it

 

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Mistakes you can avoid

Mistakes you can avoid while you plan your wedding

Just getting started with planning your wedding, here are a few mistakes you can avoid

Go about planning a wedding can be a daunting task, sometime more than often we tend to make little mistakes in a rush to put everything together.  These wedding planning tips will help you put everything together minimizing the room for error.

The guest list first and the venue later

Wedding venues fill fast during the wedding season and having one booked should be a priority. Whether indoor or outdoor, having a ballpark figure on the head count of your guests for the big day will give you to a better idea whether the crowd would be comfortable at the particular venue.  You do not want your guests to be cramped up in a tight space or in a tight make shit seating at the same time you wouldn’t want to have lots of unused space that you will be paying for

Picking your Bridal Party too early

Do away with the obligations and choose the people you would want to stand beside you on your big day. There always exists these social pressures to pick people buy eventually people understand that it is your day and you would like to choose people close to you. So take all the time you need to ask rather than regret once you have

The Plus One Policy

People do not like the sometime attend weddings all by themselves, especially if they are in a relationship.  Your single groomsmen and bridesmaids should also be give the option to have their dates at the wedding.

Posting your Invites

Inviting your guests giving them sufficient amount of time to plan or arrangements to travel would give everyone the room they need to get to the wedding. If you posting you invites, take it to the post office and have it weighed in before you drop it in the mail.  If you are unsure of the physical address you could drop them a e-mail or a text message mentioning the same.

Dealing with Vendor Contracts

Take the time to read through in detail as wedding are an expensive affair and if you are not aware of the details within them you can be stranded or even lose your advance. If you feel that you cant do it as a lawyer friend or even your parents to have a look.

Going overboard with Pinterest

Well, Pinterest looks great and yes you have created this exiting wall of pins that you look forward to replicating for your wedding. You have to keep in mind that a few are practical enough to pull-off and many are simply unrealistic. Going overboard with DIY’s might lead to disappoints at the end.

Flower Spending

You will have to perform a balancing act here as your florist will love to give you the best of everthing there is, but you will have to check for the details such as the seasonality of the flowers and the alternatives to it  and even visiting the venue a couple of times with the florist before she provides you a estimate for her services

Bar Drinks

All a few couples may not afford an open bar that lasts all night, having alternatives just in case you cant is a good option to have.  Having access to a cash bar would mean that your guests can get a drink if they need too.

Forgetting about the thank-you’s

You might have to resume work once you get back from your honeymoon or get caught with other commitments so starting out early on the thank-you would mean that you can simply drop them in the mail after the wedding.

 

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