It is supposed to be one of the most important and most special days in the romantic lives of a couple. But all too often things can get out of control and can spoil the occasion. Tips for planning your wedding reception with little stress can help you to relax, focus your mind and help you make the day as special as you want it to be.
High expectations can often increase the level of stress. A desire to make things perfect can mean you become overly concerned with small details. You need to remind yourself that if one small detail goes wrong it does not mean everything will fail. There are certain things you need to prioritize and having everything prioritized before the big day comes will help lower your stress.
When considering your guests you want to make sure that they will have. If you trust your friends and family not to over indulge then it is fine to have free drinks and let them enjoy themselves. However if you are worried that some will abuse this trust and drink too much then it is better to have a cash bar and only have a glass of champagne for the toasts.
A checklist will help you look at everything that needs to be done. Seeing it written down will help you to see what is vital and what is not. If you are on a limited budget, you need to decide if party favors are really necessary. A simple bowl full of candy on each table will often be enough and tends to please all ages.
You should also be unafraid to delegate and make sure that you get help if you ask for it. If the bride needs her dress to be zipped up or the groom needs help putting on his cufflinks then someone should be there to help with that. If you are looking for entertainment ask if they are prepared to do announcements as that way you do not have to do this job yourself or use the services of a professional toast master.
Try to plan ahead as much as possible. If you order items online make sure you check the delivery dates and if possible allow a little extra time to wait just in case. If there really is not that much time look for companies that offer an express delivery service. It may cost extra but if the items are necessary then it could be worth the expense.
These are simple tips that will reduce your stress if you put them into action. However if you do have the budget, a wedding planner or event coordinator can also help to organize the event and reduce the amount of work for you to do. Look online to see what is available in your local area.