Zeina Evans is a wedding planner at Ever After Events, a Bellingham business. Other services provided by Ever After Events include event and floral design, and event rentals and staffing.
(2) This is your day, not anyone else’s. Choose what you want and like for your wedding. Often, the couple will allow other people’s wants and demands to take over. The couple should be the decision makers on such things as style and color of bridesmaids dresses and flower and décor options.
(3) Don’t take on too many other big responsibilities while you’re planning your wedding. Buying a house, moving, renovating, getting a pet, changing careers, they all can add a lot of stress physically, emotionally and financially. It can make it overwhelming for the couple while they plan their wedding.
(4) Hire professionals to take care of the important stuff on your wedding. While it may be nice and a big money-saver to use a friend, family member or a friend of a friend to do things like take your photos, make your cake or deejay your wedding, it can be a recipe for disaster!
When you hire a professional, you are leaving it in the hands of someone who has done it before. They are going to show up and get the job done in a professional manner. Plus, it allows friends and families to relax and enjoy your wedding day with you and your fiancé.
When friends and family take on wedding tasks, it can lead to tense relationships because couples don’t want to speak up for fear of hurting someone’s feelings. But when they have hired a professional, they don’t worry about voicing their opinion or unhappiness with something.
When choosing wedding party attire and family attire, keep in mind that everyone is built differently. Find something that looks and feels great on everyone. And keep price in mind. Members of the wedding parties can incur big expenses just by being in your wedding. It’s a sweet gesture if you can keep the cost of their attire down.
What you choose to serve at your wedding could play a factor in the time you start your wedding. For instance, a wedding heavy with appetizers and cocktails would work better with a later start time.
The last thing to consider is the overall look the couple wants for their wedding. Sometimes, a cheaper venue can cost more in the long run if you have to spend more on décor for the style you want.