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30 Expert Wedding Planning Tips and Tricks

Happy Wedding Wednesday folks! Today we’re back to share some great tips and tricks for all the excited bride-to-be’s out there. From picking out your wedding date to your meal and bar plan, guest list and more, check out these 30 Wedding Planning tips below!

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1. Guests Come First

Get a grip on the approximate number of guests you’ll invite before settling on a venue. This will ensure there’s ample space for your crew. As a rule of thumb, allow for 25 to 30 square feet per guest. That may seem like a lot, but it’s not if you count the space you’ll need for the tables, bustling waiters, the band, and the dance floor.

2. Investigate Wedding Blackout Dates

Know ahead of time if your wedding date falls on the same day as a trade conference, charity walk, or other local event that could affect traffic and hotel room availability.

3. Listen to Mother Nature

Heed the weather and other potential annoyances. Guests have been known to skip out early from hotter-than-hot summer tent weddings and improperly heated winter loft receptions. Bugs (gnats, deerflies, and no-see-ums) also swarm in certain areas during certain seasons. Consider renting pest control tanks to alleviate the problem or including bug repellent in guests’ gift bags. And if you want a sunset ceremony, make sure you know when to say your vows by checking SunriseSunset.com.

Read the full list of 30 Expert Wedding Planning Tips and Tricks here, and don’t forget to follow the Portrait Gallery on Facebook and Instagram for more updates!