There is much to think about before your wedding day, with lots of details that you don’t want to forget. There are things you will need to remember for the ceremony itself, including the ring and any unique vows you are sharing with your partner. And there are things you will need to remember for the after-party celebrations. With this in mind then, don’t make the following mistakes within your planning.
Mistake #1: Relying on friends and for your entertainment
To save money, you might want to ask friends and family to provide your wedding entertainment. While this is a good idea, in theory, your party might end up being a flop if your amateur entertainers fail to give your guests a good time. So, think carefully before choosing people you know for your entertainment. Quiz them on their music choices and party acts before bringing them on board and ask them for demonstrations. If you don’t like what you see or hear, visit sites such as Party Sound in your search for a professional DJ, and do the same for any other entertainment act you want at your wedding.
Mistake #2: Hiring too small a venue
When it comes to your wedding party, you do need a suitable venue. There needs to be enough space for dancing, socialising, and eating, so going for something small might not be a good idea. Of course, it depends on the number of guests you are inviting, but whatever the case, ensure there is plenty of space for everything that will be taking place at your party.
Mistake #3: Not providing a mix of music
A professional DJ will be more than happy to accommodate your music for the evening, so let them know your requests in advance. The same should apply if you do decide to enlist a friend or family member. But remember to provide a mix of music, for all tastes, as you will alienate some of your guests if you don’t. Your gran might not appreciate the heavy rock anthems you choose, for example, and the younger members of your guest list might not enjoy tunes that are pre-2018. You also need to include a range of wedding songs, both lively and romantic, to encourage people onto the dance floor. So, cater to as many tastes as possible, and follow the previous link for a few suggestions.
Mistake #4: Forgetting people who don’t drink alcohol
If you’re hiring professional bar staff for the evening, this shouldn’t be an issue. They will have a range of drinks for your guests to choose from, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. But if you are providing the drinks for the evening, don’t forget those people who will be driving, or who don’t enjoy the taste of alcohol. You don’t have to resort to bottles of lemonade or simple fruit juices when choosing what to give them, of course. These non-alcoholic party drinks are far more exciting, and they might even tempt those people who do like a tipple!
So, ensure your wedding party is a success by avoiding these mistakes. Your guests will have a better time if you plan ahead, and when they have a good time, you’ll have a good time too!