Most married couples can attest to just how rough planning a single wedding can be but there are however future brides and grooms who opt to host, instead of just one, multiple weddings especially couples with friends and families all over the country; some even all over the world and some who might not have the funds to travel and participate in celebrating your joyous day with you. Having multiple wedding receptions and ceremonies can be tricky and the logistics of it all can get very overwhelming so here are some tips and tricks to survive putting together not one but a couple of weddings.
Deciding on the different locations is key to laying down a proper framework for your weddings to come. If you and your better half come from different hometowns or countries then the logical choice would be to have one wedding held at your hometown and the other held at the groom’s. Should the two of you have migrated to another country then a third wedding can be held at that country since most of your friends from work or school would be there and would very much like to be a part of your big day. Once the locations have been decided upon, choosing the exact venues that your wedding will be held at the different places can be based on the historical value the place has for the both of you. If, however, booking numerous places at numerous locations can be very straining on your budget then have the receptions and ceremonies held at scenic locations such as parks or even beaches and create new memories instead.
With so many wedding receptions, picking a date for each one can be difficult so pick and decideon a location that both of you can agree on to be the actual wedding reception and allocate a date to that. The additional wedding receptions can then take place after the date of the original wedding. If your honeymoon happens to be located between your numerous wedding venue and the actual one, you can even head to your romantic getaway first and get recharged before moving on to your next wedding celebration.
Now unless you are very sure that you are extremely capable of organizing and planning all your weddings on your own, have someone else handle the wedding planning for each of the extra wedding reception. Since you can’t be at all places at one time, this division of labour can be helpful in ensuring things run smoothly and that you don’t get yourselves too stressed up with having too much to handle. Furthermore, with technology at our disposal, you could even have a video chat with your wedding planners from where you are to check up on the progress of your other weddings. Hiring a professional wedding planner might create a huge hole in both your pockets so instead of doing so, delegate the responsibility to a family member or a close friend. For example, have your parents organize the wedding at your hometown since they would be most familiar with the place and the people who are being invited and since they have had their own wedding long beforehand, you can count on their experience and advice.
When inviting guest to your multiple weddings, ensure you get the different lists completed with updated addresses of guests before you have these lists handed over to your wedding planners. To make things easier, have the lists and invitations follow different color themes so you know which ones are for which weddings thus avoiding any possible confusion from arising.
The most important thing in multiple wedding planning 101 is proper communication. Make sure your wedding planners are aware of what you expect of your wedding reception, including the size, theme, activities involved and so on. And remember to keep in mind that hosting numerous wedding receptions is a way for the both of you to delight in celebrating your marriage with loved ones and to share with them the joy and happiness of your big day!