Top 10 wedding questions and answers
There are so many questions couples have when starting with their wedding preparations. This time, we’re not going to talk about crucial decisions and the most important elements of the wedding… we’re going to talk about those side questions that don’t get much attention in wedding literature.
We’ve put together top 10 wedding questions and answers based on our experience in wedding planning.
1. HOW EARLY SHOULD WE SEND OUT INVITATIONS IF WE’RE HAVING DESTINATION WEDDING?
Wedding etiquette indicates you should be mailing your wedding invitations at least six weeks in advance. But, when planning for a destination wedding, it might be helpful if your guests receive a save the date six months prior the date. You can also include your wedding website link with all relevant information about location, travel and accommodation. More about wedding websites can be found here: https://weddings-in-croatia.net/why-you-need-a-wedding-website-2/
2. IS PRINTED MENU AN ABSOLUTE MUST-HAVE FOR A BUFFET-STYLE DINNER?
Menus are usually placed at each plate setting as they give your guests a detailed description of the dinner that`s being served. Even if you`re offering a buffet-style we strongly encourage you to at least mark each food selection on the buffet with ingredients description, as one might be a vegetarian or have allergies.
3. WHAT SHOULD WE INCLUDE IN WELCOME BAGS FOR OUT-OF-TOWN-GUESTS?
Try to keep in mind items that might be helpful to your guests during their stay. It might be a sunscreen, flip-flops, town map, packed local snacks…
4. DO I NEED TO PROVIDE A WEDDING FAVOR FOR MY GUESTS?
We would say it’s an absolute must! It’s a nice gesture to thank your guests for attending. Whatever item you choose, be sure your guests will appreciate it as a gesture. A white photo frame with romantic quote can be a great choice as it`s suitable for everyone, even for destination weddings since it doesn`t take much space.
5. WHEN’T THE RIGHT TIME TO TAKE OFF MY VEIL?
Some brides choose to take it off right after the ceremony. We recommend you keep it for the photo shooting and take it of just after your grand entrance to the reception. You can use it as a decorative detail.
6. SHOULD I WEAR MY ENGAGEMENT RING DURING THE CEREMONY?
You can have a women member of your close family holding the ring for you during the ceremony or just wear it on your right hand.
7. SHOULD WE LET OUR SINGLE FRIENDS BRING A DATE?
Out of courtesy, you should allow them to bring “a plus one”. We understand it might be a budget issue, so you can handle these cases individually. For example, if you have a friend who is in a long term relationship it would be appropriate for her or him to bring a date even if they’re not married. Whatever you decide to do, just make sure you spell it out loud and clear in order to avoid any misunderstandings.
8. IS IT ACCEPTABLE TO HAVE ADULT ONLY RECEPTION?
Of course, especially if you`re having an evening reception. Also, most parents will be excited about having a night off. Although putting a note on your invitation might be the easiest way, it`s not the most appropriate thing to do. It’s much more elegant to address the invitation to people who are invited, for example “Mr. and Mrs. John Ryan” instead of “The Ryan Family”. If that doesn`t work and they RSVP you with higher number than you have invited, just politely explain that due to budget restrictions you are constrained to invite only adults.
9. IS IT APPROPRIATE TO HAVE A CASH BAR?
We understand that it might become necessary to cut costs down, but don`t find a cash bar to be a good solution to do so. You`re inviting people to a party and they shouldn`t have to pay for their consummation. Still, you might consider having a limited drink choices, like signature cocktails, wine, beer and water.
10. WHO SHOULD BE SEATED AT THE HEAD TABLE?
Traditional seating is boy/girl, but you are not obligated to do it that way. You can have your bridesmaids seated from your side and ushers on your groom`s side. Flower girl and ring bearer usually sit at their parent`s or children`s table.