10 Tips to Make Your Summer Wedding Planning Go Smoother
You’re Summer Wedding Plan Will Go a Lot Smoother if You Follow these Tips.
If the scuttlebutt is true, then many couples who have been delaying their nuptials due to the pandemic will be tying the knot over these next few months. We want your big day to go as smoothly as possible, so we’ve put together some easy summer wedding planning tips that you can follow.
Take Advantage of Digital Invitations
Although designing invitations has always been an important part of planning your wedding, it can also be time-consuming and frustrating. It’s much easier with today’s technology because instead of being forced to send out physical invitations, many guests can be invited digitally. You can even sign up for an online service or use social media to help track RSVPs and more.
Purchase Wedding Insurance
Although we hope that we won’t have to use insurance, it’s nice to have it when something unfortunate happens. Wedding insurance will protect you from losing tons of money in the event you must cancel or postpone your venue, caterer, etc. This type of protection can save you many thousands of dollars in case life interrupts your plans.
Be Realistic with Your Finances
A big part of your summer wedding planning will involve your total budget. Everyone knows that weddings are expensive, but many couples spend a lot more than they should, which means they’re starting their life together in debt. If you’re having trouble working out a reasonable wedding budget, seek the help of a professional advisor.
Read and Save Vendor Contracts
With so many things to do when planning a wedding, it’s easy to just sign on the dotted line and put away the vendor contract until you need it. The problem is that you could easily miss details involving dates, penalties, etc. that could impact your wedding if you need to make any changes. Be sure that you read each vendor contract very carefully before signing and keep them stored in a safe place.
Rent Some Basic Wedding Items
Instead of purchasing everything for your wedding, you should consider renting whatever you can so you can save money. In addition to tents to protect people from the glaring sun or other weather elements, you can rent tables and chairs, dinnerware and tableware, catering equipment, and other necessary items. You may also opt to rent tent accessories that will keep your guests comfortable such as fans, AC units, and sidewalls.
Create a Wedding Day Timeline
The best way for your summer wedding planning to go off without a hitch is to stay organized. For your wedding day, figure out the timeline of events from the moment you get up in the morning until everyone goes home after the nuptials. While everything might not go exactly to plan, having a timeline figured out will definitely help things go a lot more smoothly.
Rehearse the Wedding Ceremony
Rehearsing the wedding ceremony is one of the best things you can do, but some couples have been skipping this in recent years. Even if you trust everyone knows what they’re supposed to do and how everything will play out, it’s always a good idea to rehearse the entire ceremony. Just going through the motions together will help ensure that everyone is confident about their role throughout the actual event.
Rent Some Special Wedding Items
In addition to basic items such as tables and chairs, there are specialty wedding items that you can rent instead of purchasing them. If you want to be a little fancy, you could rent wedding arches for the ceremony and an attractive cake stand for the reception. If you’re planning on a traditional first dance, you can also rent some audio equipment and a dance floor for the couple and all of the guests.
Schedule a Secondary Venue
No one wants to think that their wedding day won’t go exactly as planned, but unfortunately, it happens. One of the worst things a wedding party can experience is finding out that their venue has suddenly become unusable due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. Although this isn’t too common, it’s a good idea for you to always have a secondary wedding venue ready to go just in case.
Hire a Wedding Day Coordinator
Many people hire a wedding planner for the entire event, but you can also get away with just hiring a wedding day coordinator. This person will be in charge of making sure that the wedding day itself goes well. They typically need very little prep time and will make sure that everything goes smoothly so that you can sit back and relax (at least as much as you can on your big day).
Contact Elite Events & Rentals for Summer Wedding Planning
Elite Events & Rentals specializes in event rental equipment in Tampa and the surrounding areas for personal get-togethers, weddings, corporate events, and more. If you have any questions about our services or need more advice on summer wedding planning, reach out by calling (727) 791-7082 today.