It can be so daunting organising your wedding. There is so much pressure to make every last detail perfect – not an easy task, even for the most seasoned wedding planners let alone someone who has never thrown a big party before.
Here are some top tips from Bubble’s wedding planning experts that will help you keep your cool, prioritise where you need to and, most importantly, have the most amazing experience on the day itself…
- If you are not working with a wedding planner, streamline your planning and minimise your stress levels by enlisting one company to look after the whole reception. As caterers we often manage the whole event from start to finish and it allows the happy couple to step back from trying to coordinate things so that they can fully relax on the day. We can find the perfect venue and work with partners to provide a wide range of gorgeous marquees, furniture and all required equipment, entertainers, photographers and videographers, stationers etc. We can even provide wedding favours and table plans.
- If you are dealing with a number of suppliers, ensure that you request at least one site visit, preferably a few months in advance, to include all contributors. Everyone will be on the same page, in a position to visualise each element of the wedding, and will be able to communicate easily with each other afterwards.
- Great weddings are memorable. Bad weddings are even more so! If you need to compromise some elements for the sake of budget, it’s advisable to avoid cutting staffing levels. This is always something that clients are tempted to do, but please let the experts guide you on this area of expenditure in particular, as rushed/bad service will have a big impact on the success of your day. Ask your suppliers where else they think savings can be made if you need to do so. We are always happy to look at different options and have a transparent and flexible approach to our quotes to ensure that clients can keep control of their budget.
- Step out of your comfort zone a bit. Food choices for weddings can be a little safe and repetitive, make your wedding stand out by opting for a slightly more adventurous menu. Our Events Team and our Executive Head Chef always try to find out what our clients love to eat so that they can create a very personal menu, perfect for the happy couple and their guests to celebrate in style! Bubble even offers personalised canapés such as Fish & Chips (micro fillet of sea bass, aerated potatoes, tartare) which is served on edible newspaper crisps featuring the happy couple’s names! It is the little touches like this that can really make the day feel magical.