DIY weddings can be a lot work on the day, when all you really want to do is enjoy the day yourself. We have put some useful tips together that if followed will allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy your wedding day.
KEEP FOOD SIMPLE
Stick to simple food such as rustic buffets or sharing boards where you can prep and plate food before the big day and put it in the cold room ready for serving. This will save time on the day and stop you being stuck in the kitchen when you should be sipping bubbles and mingling with your guests.
PREPERATION IS KEY
If you have dietary requirements make sure these are plated and labelled prior to the day so they can be given to the correct guests.
DECORATING THE VENUE
Decorating the venue can take a long time. To save getting stress, keep decorations simple… as they say, ‘less is more’. Try to come to the venue with all the decorations made, so you can just put them straight out, rather than making it at the venue. This will save time and enable you to spend the night before with your bridesmaids, having a fun evening rather than worrying about being ready for the big day.
It’s important to allocate jobs to people prior to the day and make sure everyone is clear on what and when they are doing their jobs. This will save a lot of questions and confusion.
If you can hire a couple of young adults to work on your wedding day. They can make sure drinks are ready for when the ceremony has finished plus put the food out ready for guests to tuck in. If you would rather your family help then make sure you spread the work load and don’t just expect one or two members to do everything. Assign specific jobs to each member and make sure timings are clear. This allows family, friends and most importantly yourselves to enjoy the day without having to worry.
There are many companies that hire out crockery, glassware, and cutlery and the best part they take it away dirty, so no washing up! Hurrah!!
If you would like to know more about holding your wedding at The Pilgrims Rest then pop along to DIY Wedding Event on Sunday 10th September between 12pm-3pm. Please register with us today at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend the event.