Wedding planning can be exciting and stressful when you’re newly engaged. It can seem like there are so many decisions to be made and it can be hard to prioritize your time and budget. Thinking through different wedding factors can help you to plan your big day more easily. Here are a few factors that will influence your wedding plans.
First of all, the location of your wedding will influence your wedding planning significantly. The location of your wedding ceremony and reception will determine which guests will be able to attend or not. If you’re from out of state and your wedding is being held in Utah, all of your family, neighbors, and friends from back home might not be able to attend. That will affect your guest list and the number of people that you plan on for your reception.
The location of your different wedding events will also help you to schedule your day based on how much time you’ll need to travel from place to place. For example, if you’re having your ceremony at one location and your luncheon and reception at another location, you’ll need to coordinate timing and how to get your guests to your second location at the right time. Make sure to include these details on the wedding invitation for those invited.
The season that your wedding is held in will also affect some elements of your wedding. You may have to plan for the weather. For example, if you’re getting married in the summer and are planning on having an outdoor reception, you might want to have some tents available in the event of inclement weather. You’ll also want to have refreshments, shade, and fans to keep your guests from getting too hot. Even though a summer wedding can seem ideal, there are some benefits to having a winter wedding. Winter weddings are more affordable than getting married in the peak summer season. Make sure you get married during the season that will work best for you and your fiance but keep these weather factors in mind!
The number of guests that you plan on inviting to your wedding will also affect your planning significantly. Even though you might want to invite every single person that you know to celebrate your big day, that will mean an increased expense for you and your family. You’ll need to rent a venue big enough to fit all of your guests with sufficient tables and chairs.
You’ll also need sufficient food and drinks. Traditionally, a meal is served at your wedding luncheon for family and close friends that have been in attendance at your wedding ceremony. For this reason, you don’t have to serve a full-on meal at your wedding reception, but you can do so if you choose to. Instead, most people serve snacks, treats, and desserts with plenty of water or drinks at their reception.
So, as you’re planning for your wedding, remember these factors that will influence your decisions. Remember to factor in the location of your wedding, the season you’ll get married in, and the number of guests that will be invited. This will help you to plan for your wedding successfully while still making your wedding vision come true.
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