A more natural and rustic environment doesn’t mean a smaller budget. Setting up a reception in the countryside, for example, implies renting generators, toilets, air conditioning, lights, tables, chairs and everything else, other than the tent if that’s the case. Despite the luxurious environment of a hotel, palace or villa, these already have all the necessary infrastructures to an event. The choice is just a matter of style and, of course, budget.
Many people are tempted to simply hope it won’t happen. The better option is to be realistic and have a plan B. Trust us when we say you would rather have a covered alternative area, book a tent, awning or umbrellas for the ceremony, even if you don’t use them in the end.
Budget! See what you can and want to spend. It’s a delicate matter but defining a budget before everything else will save you some heartbreak, like falling in love with a location that would force you to cut on the guest number or on the honeymoon, for instance.
You’re going to need energy, believe us! You’re going to be running from one place to the next and probably spend a few hours without eating until you can finally sit and rest, so on the big day have a breakfast rich in proteins and carbs.
The Catholic tradition is for the bride and her guests to stand on the left side and the groom and his guests on the right side. This is not a rule and in the cases where there are more guests from one of the sides, it’s better to have a balance and indicate a place instead of a side.
Usually between 4 and 7 years-old. Children under 4 years-old may not take instructions well or deal well with dozens of people looking at them. Children over 7 years-old may feel too grown-up for the job. But of course, if you know the little ones well and know they’ll do a great job, go ahead!