When you’re planning a big party or your wedding, the last thing you want to think about is anything going wrong. Sadly, there’s always a risk that your day may not run as smoothly as planned. But with this helpful guide, hopefully, you’ll enjoy a perfect day free from technical hitches. Here are some top tips to help you master logistical issues and plan your dream bash.
Communicate with Guests
As soon as you have a date confirmed, it’s wise to let your guests know. The more notice you give your friends and family, the higher the chance they’ll be able to make the wedding. Do you have friends traveling from far-flung destinations? If so, it’s particularly important to give them time. They might need to sort a Canadian tourist visa, and some may need to renew their passports. Your guests may also need to book time off work or arrange childcare. Initially, all you need to do is send a save the date card. This enables you to tell your guests when and where the wedding will take place. When you send your invitations, you can include more information about the big day. Most people send invites around 4-6 months before the wedding date.
Be Clear on Timing
You don’t want people turning up late to the wedding or leaving early because they didn’t know what time to book a cab. Make sure you provide guests with details of timings. This will ensure that they know where they are supposed to be at what time. It’s a good idea to include a timeline in your invitations.
If you have people visiting from out of town, it’s helpful to provide recommendations to help them find the venue. It’s also wise to offer a list of local hotels and taxi firms. Include postcodes and venue addresses in your invitations.
If you are providing transport for your guests, make sure the meeting points and times are clearly identified in the invitation. If you’re not offering transport, ask people to meet in advance of the start of the wedding. It’s a good idea to tell guests to arrive 15 minutes before the ceremony begins.
Provide Contact Numbers
If there are any last-minute hiccups on the big day, it’s beneficial for others to be made aware before the bride and groom. Give the best man’s number to suppliers and guests. This way, any problems can be remedied without additional stress for the couple.
Set up a Website
It’s easy for invitations to get lost or left behind. A wedding website is a great way to enable guests to access information about the big day. You can also use it to keep in touch with your guests and share photographs and memories after the wedding.
Every couple dreams of a perfect, seamless wedding day. Sometimes, glitches are inevitable. But hopefully, these tips will stand you in good stead to iron out any hiccups. Plan ahead, be clear on timings and give your guests travel and hotel recommendations. Most importantly, relax, stay calm, and enjoy the best day of your life.