Things You Need When Planning A Wedding Reception
By: Ike King
When you are trying to plan a wedding reception in a short amount of time, you can definitely find yourself overwhelmed. Although in the past the typical time for an engagement was about six months, there is often a need for a longer engagement so that you can plan and reserve the venue you prefer to use for the reception.
This runs specifically true for those who are planning a summer wedding or one throughout the Christmas holidays when it's sometimes necessary to book the hall a year or more before the wedding.
Not surprisingly, there are several things necessary along with renting the reception hall when you're planning a reception. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are setting the date for your wedding and planning your reception.
- Peak periods of Summer and Christmas are extremely busy for each and every venue, in every city. When you have a specific venue you wish to reserve, you may have to plan as much as a year in advance. Unless you're set on getting one particular venue, it's most effective to have a list of several you would think about using.
- If you have a strict budget for flowers in the reception hall, you might consider using fresh flowers on the bridal table and silk flowers on the others. Asking associates to help you with creating flower arrangements can also save you lots of money.
- Hotels and other banquet spots are frequently pricier than community neighborhood centers or church fellowship halls.
- Hall rental fees can vary depending on the kind of reception you're planning: buffet settings are less costly than sit down dinners. You will also pay more for much more elaborate setups such as steak, lobster and other expensive meals.
- Remember that when you reserve the venue for your reception you will need to pay some money up front in order to solidify your reservation.