The average cost of a wedding reception in 2012 was about $13,106. If you’re planning on hosting a large wedding, that could get very expensive if you’re not careful. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your wedding planning process is as enjoyable as possible. There will be plenty of stress involved, yes, but planning a wedding should be fun!
Here are some tips that will help:
Hire event rental companies
When hosting a large wedding, you’ll need plenty of equipment. Things can get expensive fast if you’re planning on buying everything you’ll need. A great way to save a few bucks is to rent as much as possible! You can even find outdoor dance floor rentals so you and all your guests can dance the night away for cheap! In addition to dance floor rentals, you can find plenty of tables, chairs, linens, and more for rent, as well!
Take your time
Make sure you’re giving yourself plenty of time so you can plan out every detail of your special day without feeling overwhelmed. If your wedding is in a month and you haven’t started planning anything, you’re going to stress yourself out. Instead, try and give yourself at least three to four months to plan. This will allow you plenty of time to get your guest list in order, book everything you’ll need, and set everything up!
Get the okay
Hosting a wedding on your property will certainly save money, but it could lead to some problems if you don’t get the okay from a select few. Start with talking with your city officials about permits, fire department inspections, noise restrictions, parking, and anything else that comes to mind. Additionally, it’s a good idea to let your neighbors know about your event. Let them know the date well in advance and ask if they’d offer their driveways for extra parking space.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed while planning and hosting a large wedding. As long as you take a deep breath, talk to experienced professionals, and take time to plan out every detail, you’ll surely have a magical day — good luck and enjoy every second!