The Ins And Outs Of Planning A Wedding
Planning a wedding is certainly a hugely exciting time in anyone’s life, but it’s a very busy time of life as well. Planning a wedding involves so many components that it is all too easy to become stressed out by the process. In fact, more than sixty percent of people who are currently in the process of planning out their wedding said that they feel a considerable amount of pressure to have the picture perfect wedding. It is important to remember that you don’t need a picture perfect wedding, only a wedding that is perfect for you and for your soon to be husband or wife. As most people will take the time to plan out their wedding over the course of a full year (and typically not less than seven months), you will have plenty of time to consider all of the decisions that you have to make and ultimately make the ones that are right for you.
One of the first considerations that you should make is where your wedding will actually be held. Actually, this decision should be made relatively early in the game – some say as soon as you are engaged – so as to reserve your spot at the place of your dreams before it fills up. Of course, you must decide on a date for your wedding before picking a wedding hall, but wedding locations are often highly sought after and you should not delay in reserving your ideal wedding reception venue. Fortunately, reserving a wedding hall or other such venue for wedding is easier than ever before, as nearly half of all couples (as many as forty eight percent of them, to be exact) simply go through this process online.
But choosing the wedding venue itself has become much more of an intensive process. In fact, the traditional wedding hall has, in many ways, fallen out of favor. While a wedding hall is a safe bet if you are trying to save some money, many couples are instead looking for unique wedding venues or unusual wedding venues, with forty percent of soon to be wed couples saying that they have found that such unusual venues are better able to reflect their personalities than the traditional wedding hall and wedding locations. Instead of getting married in a wedding hall, many people now to choose a wedding venue with an outdoor space for the ceremony to occur, and data shows that more than thirty percent (thirty five percent, to be more exact) of all weddings now take place outside, where nature often serves as the most beautiful backdrop possible. As more and more people are choosing to wed out of doors, the most popular month to get married in is June, when it is typically not too hot but not too cold and beautiful in many different parts of the entire country. After all, why choose a wedding hall when you can choose the glory of nature in which to celebrate your union?
Aside from the venue, be it a barn, a wedding hall, or somewhere else that you have chosen to get married, you must also decide on the food that you will serve. The vast majority of people planning their wedding choose to hire a catering service, though it is important to find one that is able to accommodate the number of guests that you are planning on having. Fortunately, however, the typical wedding has only around one hundred and thirty six guests, and most caterers are able to serve at least two hundred of them, if not even just slightly more. However, if you are having a very large wedding, this is something that should most definitely be taken into consideration. The type of food that you serve is also an important thought, as many will choose to have a sit down table while other serve their food more in a buffet style, with each guest getting up to serve themselves. Family style is another option for food service, and the benefits of each will depend not only on the type of food that you’re serving, but on the set up and the number guests as well.