While these traditional ceremonies which precede a wedding aren’t mutually exclusive, often times you’ll find a couple doing one or the other, with the majority of people deciding upon a bachelor party and bridal shower.
These conventions each have something to offer to a couple and their family and friends, so the decision on what you do can be difficult. A wedding rehearsal can be ideal for when your two families aren’t close and don’t really know each other. It can give them an opportunity to get acquainted before the wedding, helping you to avoid any awkward silences during the special day. While a bachelor night and bridal shower can also do this, it isn’t quite so effective.
Bachelor parties and bridal showers can be a great way for a couple to de-stress after they’ve finished planning the wedding, hopefully putting them in a better position to enjoy the actual wedding. As it is usually the one area of the occasion when they aren’t involved in the planning, there should be very little stress for them.
Catering services can serve a wide variety of party foods, and although it is your prerogative what food you have at your wedding, the norm is to aim for a classy setting with a classy meal.
A good option for a catered wedding is to serve a three course meal, but there are a lot of other options which are sure to impress as well. A classic is to have hors-d’oeuvres served, which can still leave you with the need to provide them a full meal as well. This is a great option as it can leave your guests with more time to socialise and enjoy themselves.
Another big part of having a successful wedding meal and reception is to make sure that the cutlery, serving staff, and the setting in general are all of high quality. This can have a big impact on how much your guests enjoy the meal.
Deciding upon a theme for your wedding can be a difficult decision. While it does ultimately come down to the personal preference of those being married, if you’re in that position it may be worth it to consider the tastes of your guests. Guests are often the second most important factor in a wedding, so making sure that the ceremony and reception are fun and enjoyable for them is certainly important.
To come up with some good ideas for a wedding, fashion certainly comes into the matter; people get married all the time, and like with most things, certain themes and styles come in and out of fashion, which can have a big impact on the impression people get of the day.
The other thing that you should take to heart is that you shouldn’t expect to reach the decision too easily. It should be something you take some time to think about and perfect, and the more time you take trying to figure out what the ceremony should be like, what food should be served, and what entertainment there should be, the better the end result is likely to be.