There’s nothing quite like throwing a wedding. The dresses, the food, the fun — it’s an event to remember! But what, exactly, makes it so memorable in the first place? It all has to do with how it’s put together. With so many family members, friends and acquaintances visiting, even a minor slip-up can feel like a disaster. Since you already have enough to stress out about while scheduling, take a glance at the list below for the most common tips you need to know to plan a successful wedding.
How Big Are Weddings?
Weddings and their related events like baby showers and bachelorette parties are pretty popular in the United States. Studies have estimated the average wedding having 136 guests or so. While weddings can be thrown any day of the year, the most popular months are June at 15% and October at 14%. According to a recent 2014 report, the number of marriages in the country will remain at a steady two to two and a half million per year for many years to come. Now that we’ve got the industry refresher out of the way, let’s take a look at just how people are putting together their special events.
What Are Common Color Schemes?
We all know the classic, picturesque wedding. Billowing white dresses, tall cakes and flowers as far as the eye can see. But is that still how people are choosing to design their weddings? Studies have shown ivory and white remaining the most popular wedding colors by a landslide, chosen by a whopping 44% of newly married couples. Other popular color schemes include white and pink, soft yellows and light blues. What’s right for your wedding? Anything your heart desires! After all, this is your dream come true and nobody can possibly do it better.
What Are Common Food Choices?
It’s not a wedding without a delicious cake. But what other foods are out there? It’s important to take into account the differing tastes of your guests (no mean feat when there are dozens of adults and kids) as well as potential allergies. Some of the most common allergies include, but aren’t limited to, nuts, dairy, seafood, honey and gluten. When in doubt, just put together a primer on everyone’s do’s and don’ts so you don’t have an accidental disaster when everyone’s out partying! Many catering stores offer themed food specials and fun eating experiences, like fondue fountains, to keep things splashy.
What Are Common Decorations?
Now for the best part — decorating! Long sparklers and similar items are known for being eclectic and fun additions to any wedding regardless of design or theme. A traditional long sparkler will last for around 45 seconds. Common recommendations include 20 to 36 inch sparklers. Long sparklers, after all, allow each guest to only need one (with the added benefit of keeping it far away from any trailing dresses). However, it’s important to keep long sparklers an adult-only affair and that any children who participate are under adult supervision at all times. Fireworks injury has been found to be two-and-a-half times as high for children ages 10 to 14.
How Can I Throw A Successful Wedding?
When it comes down to it, it’s all in the love. You throw a beautiful wedding because it means something truly special to you. Every little detail, be they quality wedding sparklers or a beautiful feast, will go a long way in crafting memories that will last a lifetime. Hiring a wedding planner can help immensely in cementing the important details and making sure you’re not too haggard by the time the wedding day rolls around. Ready to create some amazing memories?