What To Consider When Planning Your Wedding

By | September 6, 2018

From party venues to catering services, there are many considerations to be made when you are planning a big event, a big party, such as planning a wedding. A wedding is an important event in many of our lives – in fact, it is one of the most important and one of the largest events that most people will put together and throw. There are many considerations that need to be made and, with nearly two and half million weddings occurring each and every year in the United States, there is a lot of pressure to be perfect. However, it is very important to remember that you wedding day, be you the bride or the groom, must only be perfect for yourself as well as for your partner. Taking the process of planning the wedding as slowly as you need to can help, even if it means that you end up having a longer period of engagement than most (the average time for an engagement to last is around fifteen months, just over a year. However, many people have much shorter engagements and many people have much longer ones. It all comes down to what is right for you and for your soon to be – or not so soon to be but eventually to be – spouse).

Party venues often make great wedding spaces as well, as typical party venues are more than equipped to handle the large crowd that the average wedding draws (with an average number of wedding guests at an impressive one hundred and thirty six people. Some will have considerably more). It used to be that party venues such as in a banquet hall or banquet space and country clubs were the standard for weddings and while as many as forty percent of soon to be wed couples will still use such party venues, the market for party venues is expanding. This can be attributed to the fact that more and more people want unique party venues and party venues that have more flair and style and difference and can thus set apart their wedding from the more than forty four thousand others that happen each and every weekend in the United States alone.

Aside from looking at party venues that provide spaces for a wedding and reception, it’s also important to look at a number of different available catering services. When in the process of selecting your caterer, you need to choose a style of food as well as how you want it to be served. For instance, build your own stations are becoming more and more popular, with build your own taco bars and even build your pasta bars. This allows guests a greater deal of customization to their dinner than has been the standard for weddings, and can help to mitigate any problems with food allergies or dietary restrictions that might have otherwise arisen, though it is important to offer a wide variety of options and alternatives to those options if you are hoping to successfully do so. However, if you decide to have a meal served to you instead, you will need to be wary of any of the dietary limitations of your guests. Already, more than three quarters (seventy eight percent, to be more exact) of all corporate events will include at least one vegetarian or vegan option, if not even more than that. The wedding industry is following suit, with many catering services recommending at least one vegetarian option to make it onto the menu, and many of these vegetarian or vegan options end up being gluten free as well.

Finally, consider the music that will be played during your wedding reception. Some party venues might provide you with a DJ, or else you might choose to have a live band. If you have live music, as certain ambiance can be added to the party. However, a DJ will more than suffice and is likely to be within more budgets than live music would be. If you decide on a DJ for your music services for the evening, go through the process of creating a playlist that contains at least fifty two songs long.