Wedding Don’ts

Wedding Don’ts When Wedding Planning in Brentwood

When it comes to wedding planning it can be a stressful but exciting experience. There are so many things to remember and sometimes it can become overwhelming. From planning the ceremony to making sure your guests enjoy themselves, there are endless boxes to tick.

Here at The Old Rectory Wedding Venue in Essex we’ve put together a guide on wedding don’ts, helping you to avoid any issues along the way.

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Spending More Than You Have

Going above your budget is easily done when organising. There are so many temptations, from expensive menu choices to unique table decorations. It is important to remember that you need to stay within your budget. Whatever price range you set for yourself needs to be realistic, and there is no point in causing yourself extra stress.

If you do want to splash out on one particular element, then ensure that you make savings elsewhere if you need to.
Always Consider Your Guests

Keeping your guests in mind when wedding planning helps your day to run smoothly. With happy guests you are guaranteed to have one of the best days of your life. When it comes to picking a venue for your ceremony and reception, it is worth getting these close together. Making your guests wait for a long time between events can be tiring. If you can’t find a reception venue close enough to your ceremony, then consider putting on transport for those around you.

Another helpful tip is to avoid having a cash bar. Expecting your guests to pay for their own drinks may not go down well, and there are a few things you can do to provide drinks.

Some venues will offer a selection of wine or other alcohol and it can be worth searching for deals on crates or boxes of drinks. Doing this keeps your guests happy and your prices down.
Giving in to Peer Pressure

At the end of the day it is your wedding day, so it is important not to give in to peer pressure. Giving in to demands to invite certain people or to include decorations that you do not want does not have to be what you do. Setting boundaries for your day can help to relieve stress and keep things on track.
Never Forget Each Other

Remembering to spend time with each other is the most important thing. Put time aside when planning to go out for a meal or even stay in with a takeaway and a film. No matter what you do, forgetting each other is the biggest thing to avoid. After all, it’s your wedding!
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