Planning for the big day where you say ‘I do’ according to many couples is no walk in the park. Many of these couples claim that it is overwhelming and stressful and that it leads to many arguments between the couple and also between the two families. Thus, many newly engaged couples may attempt to prepare themselves for such an unpleasant situation. However, this does not always have to be so. There is no rule claiming that one has to undergo a stressful and overwhelming planning process in order to execute a successful reception. Instead, the following article will attempt to provide these newly engaged couples some tips to ensure that they not only less stressed when planning but to also make sure that they have fun.
Create a Realistic Budget
It is an accepted custom for the couple to create a budget prior to making any big decisions. But, many couples fail to take realistic facts and figures into consideration when making this budget instead; they merely determine a ballpark figure that they wish to spend on a certain aspect of the wedding. Thus, prior to making the budget one should do their research where they should contact vendors to discover how much things would ordinarily cost. Thereafter, one can determine how much they are willing to spend and whether their families would be contributing or not. Once, all these information is gathered the couple can easily create a realistic budget.
The next step would the search for that perfect collection of vendors. The people who determine the success of your reception is ultimately the vendors. Therefore, when picking vendors one should not select for the first florist or event videographer they meet. Instead, they should meet a variety of vendors and determine which vendors can work according to your budget.Furthermore, one should also make sure that you can work harmoniously with the vendors because if you find it difficult to work with a vendor who ignores your wishes and instructions then you would not be happy at the end of the day. Thus, make sure that you make the time to talk with each and every vendor including the caterers, individual who is doing wedding cinematography etc to make sure that your ideas complement each other.
Learn How to Say No
Another thing that the couples have to be mastery at is saying no to certain suggestions and requests made by the respective families. However, this does not mean that you should ignore their advice. Instead, make sure you take into account all the advice and suggestions they give before making a decision because at the end of the day it is your big day and not theirs. But, be prepared to make some concessions because they are your family or they would be your family.
With the help of the aforementioned tips one would now realize how hassle free planning can be if they do it properly from the beginning.