There are so many different things to remember and consider when planning your wedding. Everyone will give you advice on what to do and it can be information overload. Here are some top “Do’s and Don’ts” from our wedding experts.
Do: Double-check the wording on your invites several times and have someone proof-read them to make sure all information is correct.
Do: Order a few extra invites just in case you forget to add someone to your list.
Don’t: Include your registry information in the wedding invites. This information should go out with bridal shower invites or save the dates.
Do: Hire a wedding planner. This single decision can help save you from a lot of unnecessary stress up to and through your wedding day. (They can even help you save money!)
Do: Clearly communicate your budget with your partner and anyone else involved in the financial aspect of your wedding.
Do: Make a budget and stick to it!
Don’t: Ask guests for monetary gifts.
Don’t: Overextend your bridal party. They may be on a budget as well. Make sure everyone is clear on what they are expected to pay for (if anything).
Do: Have someone else do your hair and makeup. You will be too nervous!
Do: Make sure to do a trial run with hair and makeup prior to your wedding day. Take photos when you are finished and bring them with you to ensure that you look as beautiful as you did on your trial run!
Don’t: Look drastically different from how you look every day.
Don’t: Look like a lobster (or an orange). Work on your tan well in advance. Or, test out your spray tan before the big day.
Do: Set up a time for a menu (and cake) tasting prior to your wedding day. It is important that you are completely satisfied with the food at your reception and it is also a good time to clearly communicate with your caterer.
Do: Offer a vegetarian entree option.
Do: Seat older guests away from the music or the DJ. They may not enjoy the loud music as much as the other guests and may be happier talking to the others at their table.
Don’t: Drink too much. You’ll regret it.
Don’t: Go over 4 minutes when delivering a toast. As a rule of thumb, ask the bride and groom is there is a certain time allotted for each speech.
Do make sure that when you are planning your wedding, you are happy with the choices you have made. If you have any questions about planning your wedding or would like to learn more about weddings at our oceanfront resort, visit our website.