Holding a reception is usually one of the most important things in the wedding process. Of course, every married couple wants their marriage to run smoothly and perfectly. Therefore, it is not surprising that every couple will try to prepare everything for the realization of their dream wedding party. But, believe it or not, even those who have made their dream marriage as perfect as possible still have a thing or two they would like to change from their marriage. Whether it’s related to the theme, budget, or the attitude taken. To minimize mistakes or regrets related to wedding preparations, let’s look at what things newlyweds often regret after entering into a marriage contract
1. Let Others Determine What Matters
In the tradition of Indonesian society, the role of the family, especially parents, is still very dominant in marriage matters. Not a few prospective brides have to compromise in choosing the concept, theme, catering, and even invited guests for a wedding with their parents. It may be a good thing to listen to suggestions from family or parents about marriage, but make sure all the final decisions are up to you and your partner. So that you two can still hold a wedding party according to your wishes and dreams so you don’t regret it later.
2. Increase the number of souvenirs
At the beginning of ordering the invitation, already added 100 pcs of souvenirs. What was planned for the brothers, bridesmaids, and best men who must have come from the morning and had forgotten to ask for taking souvenirs? Well, there’s nothing wrong with increasing the number of souvenirs just in case. Because people/families who are already busy helping out with weddings may forget to take souvenirs, besides that, ordering more souvenirs can also anticipate the sudden increase in invited guests. For some places, even more, orders can make the unit price of souvenirs cheaper, right?
3. Inviting Unknown Colleagues
Making a list of invited guests is one of the things that must be done by prospective brides. Usually, each pair will invite their colleagues to co-workers from their parents who can reach hundreds of people, maybe even people who are not very well known. But instead of being happy because many people came to the wedding, the bride and groom often feel sorry about this. Apart from having to pay more to fulfill their consumption and souvenir needs, they also don’t have enough time to interact with invited guests. So that regret does not happen to you, try to be more selective and ‘callous’ in determining invited guests.
4. Choosing an Outdoor Wedding in Summer
Currently, many bridal couples choose to hold a wedding party with a garden party theme, which of course requires them to choose an outdoor location. Indeed, this wedding concept looks attractive and of course, can give a different impression from a wedding in a building. But make sure the weather conditions and how hot the sun is if you want to use an outdoor location to hold a reception. We recommend that you do an outdoor reception in an area with low temperatures so that guests are invited to stay comfortable enjoying the event.
5. Excess catering
“When are you getting married? Don’t forget the law! ”. This is a sentence that is often used by relatives when they find out about your wedding plans. But unfortunately, the sentence is currently only a formality. This means that when you invite them, it is not certain that they will actually attend. Not only that, but the invitation facility through social media can also make you have to prepare large numbers of caterers because it is more difficult to determine how many guests will attend.