Planning a wedding reception can be very exciting but also very stressful. When planning your wedding and reception, it can be so easy to get overwhelmed with trying to make every little detail perfect. Before getting swept up into all the planning for decor and favors, the first step is to decide where you want to have your reception.
One of the most popular new trends in wedding receptions is to host an outdoor party. If you live in an area that has a pretty warm climate, this can be a great way to celebrate your big day while taking in the fresh air and sunset. Read on to learn tips and tricks for planning the ultimate outdoor party after your wedding.
Planning Your Outdoor Party After Your Wedding:
- One of the first things you want to do after deciding on throwing an outdoor party is to look into tent rentals. The last thing you want to happen on your special day is poor weather, so having a tent can at least prevent your guests from getting soaked in that event — or give them a place to relax in the shade if it is really sunny outside.
- When looking into tent rentals, don’t settle for the first business you find. There are many tent and chair rental services that allow you to rent your chairs, tents, tables and more from the same business. They may even have some wedding packages available for you to choose from.
- One of the latest trends in outdoor wedding parties is the inclusion of LED furniture. Illuminated furniture adds a bright, fun vibe to any party — especially a wedding reception. Check the Internet to see what kinds of LED tent accessories and furniture catch your eye.
- Many people become very anxious when it comes to the financial aspect of a wedding reception. While research shows that the average wedding reception in 2012 cost $13,106, you don’t have to spend that much to throw a memorable reception. Look for ways to save as much money as possible and see what kinds of deals you can find online. If you really have a tight limit, keep your wedding reception small and intimate to cut down on the costs of food and seating.
Whatever you do for your wedding reception, all that ultimately matters is that you and your spouse are happy. Keep that in mind and everything else will naturally fall into place.
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