Behind the Scenes Planning with Meghan | Tips & Advice
We are getting very close and have been very busy the past three months as we are under two months away from the big day!
Most of the wedding details and planning are set in stone and I would love to reflect and share some tips and learnings from our decisions along the way.
Know your Guests: It is definitely possible, depending on the size of your wedding, that you and/or your fiancé don’t know every single guest. The hope is to know the general vibe when the majority of your guests are altogether. We made a few choices knowing our friends were priority when creating our invite list. This is also important information to share with your planner to set expectations.
Open bar, cash bar or both: Catering, venue and budget will all be factors when deciding how you will keep your guests’ glasses full. There are no official rules of how to handle the bar and there are lots of appropriate options. We decided to go with hosted beer and wine and a cash bar to give our guests options while still maintaining within our budget.
Design Recommendations: When prioritizing what design elements fit into your aesthetic and budget, two recommendations I have: consider linens and don’t be afraid to incorporate things you love! Linens help bring a space together and also add color, depth and pattern especially in a larger venue space, like ours at the Oregon Golf Club. The addition of quality linens creates a polished and finished look to any event. I will admit I love balloons, especially letter balloons! I am sure I will look back 20 years from now and say “what was I thinking?!” but this décor item is one I am truly looking forward to (and can’t wait to share the final result!)
Now to some fun stuff!
Week-of Plans: Scott and I have decided to plan a few social activities the week-of the wedding for our bridal party, family and friends local and out of town to ensure we will take full advantage of this special time in our lives. Although, the week leading up can be stressful and busy, in some ways, having a schedule of things we want to do will help keep us in the moment and worry less about the big day. This is also where having a wedding planner comes in handy! Having someone experienced to execute your vision, at least starting the month-of, allows you to let go of the logistics and just be in the moment with your family and friends.
Looking forward to sharing my post wedding blog so stay tuned and be sure to follow @whitneywertsandco to see the behind the scenes.