Weddings are a social gathering that will never diminish in today’s or our future’s society. That said, there are always different types of people from different cultures with different beliefs at every wedding. This article discusses ways to feel comfortable around different types of people at weddings and how to socially interact with them.
Even if you have hired a wedding planner, having a close friend inspect all the details of your big day will help to avoid unforeseen problems. From a food allergy to seating arrangements, the littlest things can sometimes cause the biggest scene so make sure to have a trusted adviser examine every aspect of your wedding long before you finalize anything!
Getting married in an off-season will lower your wedding costs. Traditional wedding season is from May to September. Venues are usually more expensive then. If you can’t plan your wedding at any other time, book your venue as soon as possible to get a great deal.
If you want to minimize the stress that you have on the days leading up to your wedding, hire a wedding planner. This person will be able to make sure that everything runs smoothly and that time management is taken care of. Hiring a wedding planner can be expensive but it can make a huge difference to your stress levels, as well as to the overall quality of the wedding day.
When thinking of what to give your guests as a wedding favor gift, consider who you’re inviting. If half your family are recovering alcoholics, then a bottle of wine is probably not a good idea. If they’re diabetics, then candy won’t work, either. Choose something they’re likely to keep as a memento and not throw out when they get home.
Vintage or antique place settings are a perfect addition to a retro or period-inspired rehearsal dinner or reception, but they are also extremely expensive. Instead of spending days trying to track down a complete set, consider private rental companies that, for a modest sum, rent out entire place settings, silverware, and serving utensils.
If you’re planning on having a cash bar at your wedding, consider giving your guests tickets for free drinks. You can place them with the guests’ name cards and then let them know what they’re for when they arrive to the reception. Also, hire a company to run the bar that will keep the drink price low.
If you are going to be a guest at an upcoming wedding, be sure to arrive to the ceremony on time. Nothing interrupts a wedding more than a person showing up late and attracting attention to themselves. Try to give yourself an extra 15 minutes, just in case there is traffic getting there.
As we have come to find, weddings invite an array of people from an array of backgrounds. Not everybody there will have the same point of view. However, there are ways to get along with everybody and be the “Switzerland” of the group. Just apply the aforementioned advice from this article and you will be a professional, adaptive wedding guest!