Wedding season is upon us, and it is definitely an exciting and fun time. However, planning a wedding can also be overwhelming and utterly exhausting when you think of all of the questions and events you’ll need to plan.
You don’t get married every day, so it’s only fair that you’ve got the opportunity to plan the wedding of your dreams the first time around. But, if you’re not in the wedding planning business, it can be challenging to know where to begin.
Here we are going to give you all of the answers to your burning wedding questions. Therefore, when you start planning, you’ll already have some crucial information when it comes to getting the wedding that you’ve always wanted.
There are so many questions that may be running through your mind when it comes to planning your wedding. And instead of waiting to ask a wedding planner, we have collected the top 10 wedding questions you may have and answering them all in one place.
How long is the reception?
The average wedding reception lasts from 2-4 hours. This will include everything that takes place after the wedding, including the bride and groom’s introductions, speeches, dinner, and dancing.
Will the bride change her name before or after the honeymoon?
We recommend that you wait until after the honeymoon to change your last name. Typically couples go on their honeymoon right after the wedding. And the process of changing your last name may take a prolonged period and cause issues on the honeymoon.
Can we register for nontraditional items?
Your registry can have any items that you would like to put on it. Or you could skip gifts altogether and take the route of allowing guests to contribute to your honeymoon fund instead of giving gifts.
Are wedding reception venues included in the overall price?
Depending on what venue you book for the wedding ceremony, you may be able to use the same facility for the wedding reception. Nowadays, wedding reception venues have purchased enough land to have various building options to offer the bride and groom for both the wedding ceremony and the reception.
Who lifts the veil?
Traditionally the father of the bride is the one that will lift the bride’s veil. However, it is the personal choice of the bride and groom. You can have whoever walks the bride down the aisle lift the veil.
Or choose to leave the veil down until the end of the ceremony when you are pronounced husband and wife.
Do we have to invite plus one?
No, you don’t have to allow plus ones; after all, it is your wedding. You can choose to limit plus ones to family and friends that have been in long-term relationships.
When should the RSVP date be?
The RSVP by date should be set approximately 2-3 weeks before the wedding is scheduled to take place. This will give you time to turn in the final headcount to all of the vendors that you’ve hired for your wedding.
Who pays for the wedding?
Traditionally the responsibility of paying for a wedding falls on the shoulders of the bride’s family. However, in this generation, both sides of the family should and can pitch in when it comes to helping pay for the wedding.
Should we provide meals for the vendors?
If it is possible, you should at least offer the vendors a meal when the wedding takes place. They will need to be able to work the event, and it can be seen as an act of gratitude for them helping your day run smoothly.
Who attends the rehearsal dinner?
Anyone that will have a part in the wedding ceremony should be present at the rehearsal dinner. This will limit any chaos that can ensue by having to gather the attention of too many people at one time.
Time to Plan
Now that you’ve got the answers to your wedding questions, it’s time to plan your wedding. Remember this is a time to enjoy and take time to plan the wedding that you truly want.
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