The key to success in most areas is a good plan. Especially when it comes to a successful wedding reception. If you employ wedding coordinators, you have the problem, they will be planning the wedding day scenario. They will provide you with an hourly schedule of the day, including breakfast, make-up, hairstyles, lunch, blessings, church visits, wishes, cake etc. But if you do not use the help of a consultant, then you should think about creating a framework for the day.
What should you include?
The starting point in scheduling is obviously the time of the wedding. Up until now, we have matched the activities that preceded it, that is, breakfast, hairstyle, which is spent on average about an hour, then make up about 1.5 hours, dressing up a suit and photo session including preparation, and a light lunch (remember to eat!) And blessing. It’s a good idea to set the hours you need to be ready to go out. Plan ahead with whom you are going to marry – whether with parents or with a chauffeur so that there is no unnecessary confusion on the wedding day. It is always a good idea to plan more time for each action, so that in case you have time for surprises.
When you leave the church, you will have traditional wishes. Be sure to set beforehand where you want to receive wishes – whether under the Church or in the room, it will also make a great facilitator for the guests. At the reception you will find some strategic points to plan ahead:
– time of first dance,
– wedding cake,
– wedding session (here they are good at photographers, they know best when the light for the session will be the best),
– thanks to parents,
– possible attractions,
– pins (as you want them to look)
– consecutive meals.
Remember that the wedding is a party full of emotions, dynamic and spontaneous, so do not stress that the cake left 15 minutes after time. There are some time frames that will make the reception easier and you will feel more confident knowing what awaits you.
This is your day, do not let that pressure and stress ruin you! Be free and enjoy it!