Admit it. No traditional wedding can be that simple and easy to pull off, not unless you have thousands of dollars to hire a wedding coordinator to do the job or you have several relatives who would willingly volunteer to act as your coordinator without slighting all other relatives in the process. Although wedding preparations can put a lot of pressure to the soon-to-be wedded couple, there are some ways that one can ease the stress and enjoy their special day. Below are just simple and small wedding ideas to pull the best and hassle free wedding day.
Limit the Guest List
The first thing that every couple needs to do is to limit the invited guests. Although it might not sound appropriate especially if you have dozens of relatives, limiting your guest list will not only certainly bring the expense down, it will also ensure that you invite the people who matters most to you. If you are hesitant to cut off your relatives, the best thing to do is to limit the people from each family so everybody is represented. You might also want to do an RSVP and indicate the number of seats reserved for the said family. By doing an RSVP, you can estimate the number of guests coming and invite other people to fill the unoccupied seats. Just don’t tell them about the last-minute change to avoid any bad feelings.
Choose the Reception Time
Once you have determined the number of guests that you would like to invite, the next thing to do is to look for a place where you want the wedding and the reception to be. If you have a small guest list, you might want to consider an outdoor wedding. Outdoor weddings usually do not require elaborate arrangements as more often than not, the scenery will do the job for you. Outdoor weddings are excellent during summer or spring time as flowers are in bloom and daytime is longer so one can enjoy their wedding and reception in the same place.
If you are on a tight budget, timing your wedding and reception is also ideal. You might want to do an early wedding or mid-afternoon wedding followed by a brunch or tea time reception. Also inform your guests about the reception so that they will not expect a full course meal.
Although giveaways are no longer considered in modern weddings, it is also a fun way to reminisce getting married. If you are having an outdoor reception, you can provide guests with sunscreens in cute little bottles as your giveaway. You can also consider giving away sunglasses or flip-flops if you intend to have a beach wedding and reception at the same place.