The question has been popped and excitingly answered. The ring is on the finger and the happy news has been shared with family and friends. The engagement party has been thrown and a great time was had by all. These are the exciting times that one dreams about. But wait, just one more little detail, time to plan that special day, the wedding. There are a lot of ingredients and trends that go into successful wedding event planning and a successful wedding.
Wedding Event Planning – Wedding Responsibility Cards
One of the hot trends in wedding event planning are Wedding Responsibility Cards. Huh, you say. What’s that? Wedding responsibility cards are an ingenious way to both assign wedding planning jobs and to track them to ensure the task has been completed. Let’s admit it, delegating is hard. Especially when it`s your wedding. But planning a wedding can involve a boatload of details and most brides welcome some help.
By utilizing wedding responsibility cards, and all those family and friends that offered to help, you are already a step ahead of the rest. Once you have figured out the details for your wedding, take the time to assign tasks to those helping you out. Prepare and print the cards with all the information outlined. Then review the card and all the details ensuring the assigned family member or friend is clear on their undertaking.
Wedding responsibility cards can also be prepared for those participating in the big day. Cards can be made up outlining the responsibilities for the day, printed out and then reviewed to ensure the day goes off without a hitch!
Wedding Event Planning – Wedding RSVP On-Line
There is nothing is wrong with wedding response card, most people send them out with the wedding invitations. But another hot trend in 2011, and the easiest, most economical and greenest way to receive wedding RSVP’s is on-line. On-line RSVP’s helps you eliminate time, costs and energy.
If you are creative and technology forward you can set up a system on-line for your invitees to RSVP to your soirée. For those of us not as creative and tech friendly, there are lots of on- line platforms available for free. Many on-line platforms also include numerous other ways, to make your wedding event planning life and RSVP’ing easier.
Wedding Event Planning – Candy Buffet
If truth be told, I am writing this blog just so I can cover candy buffets. I am a girl who enjoys her candy. As a matter of fact, the other day, my boyfriend walked it the room and said “49 years old and eating Lik-M-Aid, what’s wrong with this picture”. I considered getting married just for the fun of sourcing out, having a candy buffet at the wedding and of course eating the candy. I did rethink that but that tells you a lot about me.
So enough about me already, the point is candy isn’t just for kids anymore. Candy buffets are one of the hottest trends in wedding event planning right now. And if I had my say, it is a trend that is here to stay. A candy buffet is exactly what it sounds like, it consists of all types of candies and sweets set up buffet style, along with take away bags. Candy buffets can straddle the line of budget conscious to extravagant, depending what you include and on your budget situation. A candy buffet is usually put out after dinner service is completed and guests are encouraged to indulge and help themselves. Coming from a foodie, some of the most ultimate fun comes in the exploring, selecting and bagging up of the candy.
It may be hard to believe, but I have heard that candy buffets are becoming as trendy as wedding favors and wedding cake. Some brides have opted to totally forget about the wedding favors and go the route of a candy buffet instead. If you are a “do-it-yourselfer”, you can research, purchase and set it up on your own or there are several free web sites that will walk you through the experience. Or if the budget allows, hire a company to take care of it all so you just have to show up and enjoy. A candy buffet will bring a smile to your face, whether you are nine or ninety!
If you want your wedding to include some of the newest and trendiest stuff out there, be sure when wedding event planning to check out “What’s Hot” so your day is everything you want it to be.