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Four Things to Make Your Wedding a Smashing Success

The engagement has come and gone and it is now time to start wedding planning. There are so many things to consider when planning your dream wedding. Most women dream of their wedding day and want everything to be absolutely perfect. As daunting as it may sound, it can be done. There are many factors involved in wedding planning, but here are four things that will absolutely ensure your wedding will be a success.

Hire a Planner

Although some people prefer to plan their entire wedding themselves, hiring a planner will save you some sweat and tears when it comes to all the minor details. Most planners offer several types of services, ranging from full-service planning to day-of planning. Each package can be customized to meet your individual needs. They will consult with you to discuss your details like budget, venue, food, wedding attire, and music. After the consult, they will keep in contact with you as your vision for your wedding comes together. If it is in your budget, hiring a wedding planner is the way to go because they will ensure that your day is perfect and you won’t have to lift a finger. Who has time to stress over minor details? This allows you to be stress-free and focus on looking and feeling your best for your big day.

Secure a Great Venue

Your wedding venue will be the first thing your guests see upon arrival at your wedding. They will see the venue before they see the lady of the day. So it’s important that your venue is one that is comfortable, roomy, and can accommodate all your needs. There are endless choices of venues. You want to ensure the venue you choose fits you. Some choose a traditional church venue while others choose a golf club, lake or beach area to exchange their vows. Whichever you choose, be sure it will be one your guests will remember. Depending upon the size of your wedding, some venues can be converted or flipped into an entire different area for your reception, or some choose to have the reception elsewhere. Make sure you choose a place that can accommodate your wedding party and any little extras you may want like being able to access the venue earlier in the day. Most importantly, you want the place to be beautiful. Your guests will remember a beautiful individual and a beautiful venue to match.

Have Great Food and Drinks

Let’s face it, everyone loves great food. This is a large part of a wedding and at times the most memorable part if the food is awesome. You want to make sure there is enough food catered for all guests and that they have a variety to choose from. You can choose a traditional sit down dinner or a buffet-style meal. Some caterers also offer food stations or a mixture of all these options as well an open bar if you want to serve drinks. Overall you want to make sure there is a variety of food (including some vegan options), drinks (alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic), and plenty of room for everyone to sit comfortably as they share your great day with you. As an added touch, some caterers provide ice machines to supply your guests with a tasty treat at your wedding. Some companies, like Budget Restaurant Supply, have a variety of ice machines to choose from. There are several different types, and all caterers don't have them so you can ask about it when booking your wedding. If they do not, there are ice vendors that can provide the service. Besides, who doesn't like an ice cold drink with a great meal, right? In addition to your first dance, cake cutting, and all the sweet words your friends and family will have for you and spouse, your guests will remember a great party with great food.

Hire a Skilled Photographer

Last but not least, you want to hire a top-of-the-line photographer for your wedding. This is a day that you want to cherish and remember so you want to capture every sweet moment there is. You want to make sure the photographer is experienced, professional, and within your budget. You also want to ensure he or she is punctual and familiar with the rules and regulations of your venue. Some photographers offer digital services that will allow you to purchase your photos as well as have them on a disk for future printing. If there is a cocktail hour, that is the perfect time for you and your beautiful wedding party to get some memorable photos and some photographers will even come before the ceremony to shoot some pre-wedding photos of the couple before they walk down the aisle. How sweet is that? A great photographer is an absolute must to ensure every single detail of your beautiful day is remembered. It is something you will have to look back on for years to come.

Although you will worry and be anxious about your big day, doing these four things will help give you the peace of mind needed to have the best wedding ever. As your day gets closer, you will see your vision come together with these four steps to wedding success. Then, you can focus on the most important part of the day -marrying the man or woman of your dreams.


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Comment by Amie Winston on September 24, 2016 at 8:16am

Great article! Thanks for the advice. 

For me, venue is the most important part of the wedding. This is where that magical moment happens so it should also be "magical". It is not only for you and your husband but also for your guests. It's a memory of a lifetime. Knowing today, people are addicted to selfies. It's the best thing they can enjoy a magnificent background on their photos. If you are living in Florida, you can choose from many excellent Miami wedding venues for your motif. Whether it's grand or simple, what's important is it's perfect for your dream wedding.

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