Expert Wedding Tips for the Hands-On Bride

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Who doesn’t want the perfect wedding? While you may not have all the knick-knacks of a royal wedding, you’ll find that securing some of the following can help turn your day even more perfect.

Save the Place

The venue should be secured as early as possible. There are two ways of doing this. First, you can decide on a specific place and choose a date that’s suitable for you. Alternatively, you can pick a date and figure out which place can accommodate you at that time. A venue can help define what you can do on your big day so take the time to choose. It’s best to go for places that are used for weddings and other events like the Lowertown Event Center in St. Paul.

Be Aware of Nature

Even if you’re celebrating your wedding indoors, it pays to be wary of the weather. While guests are comfortable indoors, there’s still the question of transport which can be tough if there’s a storm or heavy snow. While the weather is unpredictable, there are ways you can arrange the venue to make it easier for your guests as they arrive.

Keep it on Paper

Always have contracts signed once you’re fully set on your course. For example, you’d want a contract for the venue, the caterer or even the band. While verbal agreements are a sign of good faith, remember that weddings require long-term planning. Sometimes changes in employment and management could affect your plans.  Read everything thoroughly and make sure all concessions are on paper. Note that this goes both ways so if you change your mind, you’ll also be held accountable.

Of course, those are just some of the tips you need to keep in mind when planning your wedding. Remember that you don’t have to do it all yourself as many friends and family members will gladly give you their time.