During all of this stressful wedding planning, there is a light at the end of the tunnel: the honeymoon. The honeymoon is a perfect opportunity for the newlywed couple to bond and relax after such a stressful time. Weddings are tiring and the couple deserves to have a nice break to unwind after everything. Plus, who doesn’t love the idea of just taking a vacation? There are so many different locations that you can choose from. You can take a week or two or just enjoy a weekend away. Whatever you decide to do, your honeymoon is going to be an amazing time.
The wedding venue is easily the most important decision that you need to make when planning your wedding. Everything can depend on your venue. The venue will dictate the type of dress that you wear and the attire that your guests will need. This will decide how many people you can even invite to your wedding. It will have a huge impact on your vendors and budget. You also need to remember that you need to book this well in advance, at the latest a year before your wedding. As you can see, this is probably more important than you thought it was.
To buffet or not to buffet, that is the question. There are numerous numerous ways you can feed the guests at your wedding. A lot of couples that are planning their weddings get worked up about this detail. But you must keep in mind, that people are there to celebrate you on your special day and what’s on the menu is secondary. So, that being said, you should do what’s right for you and your budget.
There are definitely pros and cons to having a buffet dinner at your wedding. Some of the pros are that it’s usually budget-friendly. You are able to choose from a few different options to have on the buffet, which makes it great for your guests in case they are picky. Also if Aunt Sally changes her mind about what she wanted to eat that’s ok too. “Another thing we tell couples that’s great about the buffet, is normally if there are leftovers, the facility or the caterer will allow you to take the leftovers,” Lauri Doss, Lead Event Planner from Coastal Elegance says. This means that every single thing that you are paying for does not go to waste. Some of the cons of a buffet style dinner would be the fact that people will be up and moving around all over the place and it might be a little chaotic for a little bit. Some impending brides and grooms will also feel like they don’t want to make their guests have to get up and get their own food. But we believe that is sort of a feeling that is on its way out.
A favorite of weddings is celebrating with a wedding cake.
The ancient Romans completed a wedding with a cake of wheat or barley being broken over the bride’s head. Doing this was thought to bring good fortune! The married couple then ate a small portion of the broken cake symbolizing their first meal together as a married couple. The guests followed their example by eating the cakes crumbs in a symbol of bringing further luck to the newly married couple.
You recently got engaged and are probably wondering how to choose the perfect destination to tie the knot. Well, choosing a wedding venue is a big deal, which it’s exactly why you should take a considerable amount of time thinking about how to make it as perfect and engaging as possible. Of course, you will have to think about the budget but the key thing here is to make your most important day as memorable as it can be- and that will only be possible by choosing a destination with the right settings.
Below are a few tips for choosing a wedding destination that you will find useful.
Estimate Your Budget
How much will it cost you to set up a wedding in a particular destination? Well, it’s important that you estimate your budget in advanced. Consider how many guests you intend to invite as well as the food expenses, travel expenses, insurance cost, and extra expenses and take the total cost into consideration while planning for the perfect destination.
Think about the Destination’s Geographical Location
Do you want to host the big event in the city, country, the beach, or in another state? Will these locations be easy for the guests to get to? The destination should be easily accessible to all the invited guests. And of course, you wouldn’t want your most important guests to miss the event just because the location was just too inconvenient for them.
A desirable destination will make the wedding experience even more pleasant for you and our guests. You can choose a white-sand beach, landmarks, rainforests, by the lakeside, public gardens, in ancient ruins…you name it. These are all perfect appealing destinations that will make the experience unforgettable.