According to the Brides American Wedding Survey, most nuptials are in the “small” category with only about 200 guests. Every wedding, no matter the size, will involve logistics. These are the details of how and when things will actually go on your big day. Logistics goes beyond basic planning and starts putting all of the main details into a workable timeline that flows nicely throughout the entire day. Let’s look at a few of the logistical things you should consider for your small wedding.
Even if your bridal party is small, transportation is still a big issue. Everyone needs to be aware of how and when people are getting from point A to point B. Individuals who are needed for driving, whether that be professional limo drivers or friends willing to help out, and the vehicles that are needed for the day, need to be arranged ahead of time. Be sure your transportation timeline fits with other aspects of your wedding day!
The Prep Location
Almost as important as the venue itself is the wedding prep location. In all honesty, you will probably spend more time in the prep location on your big day than you will at the actual ceremony location! Many venues provide a prep area where you and your bridal party can get ready for the ceremony. If your venue does not provide this, then you will need to designate a prep location. This could be someone’s house or a nearby hotel. Be sure everyone in your bridal party is aware of where and when they need to arrive for prep!
What do you want your reception to include? There are many aspects to consider, such as the married couple’s entrance, the first dance, the cake cutting, a garter toss, a bouquet toss, table visits, and much more. You want to have time for everything you want to happen during your reception, so create a timeline you can follow for the evening. Your event planner, maid of honor, or someone else you trust can help you stick to that timeline!
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