Featured blog by Jay Della Valle, Owner and Entertainer at Spinners Entertainment,
Everyone wants to have the best wedding they can imagine. This will look different based on individual preferences and overall budget. The following ten tips are the most important to consider to ensure wedding success for you, your wedding party, and all of the guests.
Determining Your Budget
Everything that comes with a wedding has a cost. This cost could be as high or low as you need it to be. However, not having a budget is a surefire way to spend more than you were intending. Consider allocating various amounts to the parts of the wedding that are really important to you.
Decide on Wedding Size
Do you want a large wedding or only a small intimate gathering? The number of guest invited will have the greatest impact on the bottom line. However, there are decisions that can be made so that more guests are still affordable.
Decide on Wedding Insurance
Wedding insurance is a real thing! It can prevent large losses due to cancelled weddings, injured guests, property damage, or stolen gifts. This can be especially critical during seasons of the year with unpredictable weather.
Choose the Location
Very popular wedding venues can fill up months or years in advance. This is especially true at peak wedding times. Making sure the venue and time of year is realistic for your budget.
Even with a wedding planner, make sure to heavily research the vendors and make sure that they are a good fit for you. Review contracts carefully before you sign them and make sure the vendor can meet your needs. Don’t be afraid to ask plenty of questions upon booking and through out the process.
Planning a wedding often comes on top of all of our other daily responsibilities. This can add a great amount of stress to our day. It is important during the entire engagement and especially in the few months before the wedding to maintain healthy habits. With a healthy diet, you will both look and feel your best!
Hiring a Wedding Planner
There are a lot of moving parts in a wedding. Whether you think you will only need someone for the day or want someone there from the start of planning a wedding all the way through to the day of, the wedding planner can relieve stress and use their professional expertise to work with vendors, secure locations, and make the day a smooth experience for the couple as well as the guests.
Take Care of Physical Details.
We all have elements of our appearance that we want to improve before the wedding. One of the most important for the wedding is our smile. Since the bride will be smiling all day and taking lots of pictures, a whitening treatment can make a big difference. It will really make your smile pop throughout the day.
Minor Design Details
Whether you have a theme or just want to make sure that all of the experiences associated with your wedding are memorable, taking care of those minor designs can make a huge difference. This could be as simple as connecting the wedding invitations to the table cards or picking a centerpiece design that coordinates with the bridesmaid dresses.
Ensuring Adequate Fitting
Whether it is the tuxedo or the dress, very few people will find a sample that needs no alterations. Make sure to get the attire in enough time for a few fittings. Some shops will say that you can pick up your clothes right before the wedding, but try to get them at least a week in advance in case you need any final alterations.
Planning a wedding can be a lot to take on. There are several decisions that need to be made from the time you get engaged to the time you tie the knot and sail off into the sunset! Prioritize the elements that matter most to you it in the months leading up to the wedding, and you’re sure to have a day to remember forever!
Jay Della Valle is Owner and Entertainer (MC, DJ, Guitarist, Vocalist) at Spinners Entertainment, a a top rated DJ/Live Band Entertainment and Events company based in Northern New Jersey. He also plays guitar and sings in a popular Indie Folk Trio called Owls & Lions. His Marty McFly impersonation is “spot on” and worthy of amazement. He doesn’t have much free time, but when he does- he likes to whistle vintage TV theme songs, watch 80’s movies, and play hooky with his children.