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Every couple wants to have a perfect wedding. It should be a day (or night) where everyone feels the love of the couple and enjoys every element of the event from start to finish.

Unfortunately, having a snag-free, romantic wedding that you and your guests won’t forget is not easy. You have to plan for each element carefully and ensure your plans are carried out as intended.

And even if you organize everything to the smallest detail, failing to prepare for certain issues during the planning stage and actual wedding can result in a less than epic and satisfactory event.

To have a fabulous, memorable nuptial, one that you, your other half, and guests will proudly remember for a long time, be aware of these possible challenges shared by a wedding event management company in the UAE and follow the tips on how you can overcome them:  

1. Budgetary constraints

Budget is always a huge issue for any type of event. It is one of the biggest factors, if not the primary one, that can make or break a wedding.

Whether you are going the DIY route to plan your wedding or hiring a planner, you can find a way to make everything work with your budget. The key is to do enough comparison shopping. Whether it’s for the venue, caterer, or flowers, request quotes from several vendors and compare their prices and scope and quality of service.

Do the same, even if you have a wedding planner. Do not be embarrassed to ask for additional quotes if you are not satisfied with the ones you are given.

As long as you set your budget clearly from the start and you are willing to do some extra research and work, money won’t be the main reason behind your lackluster wedding.

2. Choice of venue

Size and ambiance are often the two primary factors couples consider when looking for the ideal venue. However, the location is also another element that can easily become an issue for your guests.

Whether you choose to have a destination wedding or stage the event in your hometown, it is highly likely that you will have some guests who need to travel. The challenge you and your soon-to-be spouse have to work out on is accepting the fact that a number of your loved ones and important invitees won’t be present on your big day.

Additionally, once you have selected your venue, you also need to know that there will be varying opinions on your choice. Some guests will love it while others will dislike it.

To overcome this issue, make sure you and your partner have a clear reason for choosing your venue that you can easily explain to your guests. For instance, if you are having a beach wedding, tell the people you invite that this is the place where you had your first date.

3.Vendor selection

Once you start asking for quotes, prepare to be deluged with several ones. However, don’t get stressed out by the quotations you receive. As long as you set your budget and know what you are looking for, you will be able to narrow down your options to a reasonable number.

If you have a wedding planner, you will also have less stressful time selecting your caterer, photographer, flower arranger, and other service provider or supplier. With their advice and your own research, you will find a vendor who will help you have the perfect event.

Another possible issue that you may encounter when looking for vendors is the possibility of having a friend or relative volunteering to be the official photographer, host, or DJ. Unless they are professionals and are not only stepping up to try doing it, turn down their request as nicely as possible.

If you don’t, you will end up having photos that are blurred or out of focus and a disorganized wedding program.

4. The guest list

The biggest issue with coming up with your guest list is inviting too many people willingly or unwillingly.

If you and your partner invite your single friends or relatives, it is highly likely that they will bring a date or a companion. Unfortunately, you will have a big problem at hand if your venue has a strict guest limit, or if you have a limited budget.

To avoid this problem, wedding and event planners in Dubai recommend extending the “with plus-one” invitation only to single guests that do not know your friends and family members

Most of your invitees will surely know at least one or two of the other attendees, so you don’t have to worry about them feeling out of place.

In case you want the wedding to be an intimate affair, be specific when addressing envelopes. If you only want to invite a couple or a parent and his or her child, write their full names on the invitation. You can also add an RSVP line that states the number of guests you are inviting.

5. The menu

Finally, even if you try your best to accommodate your guests’ dietary needs and preferences because you want them to leave the reception full and satisfied, you have to know that you won’t be able to please everyone.

The easiest solution to this problem is to select at least two basic meat and vegetarian entrées. Additionally, ensure your vegetarian options are also vegan.

Avoid getting too adventurous with the dishes, as well, especially if you know that your guests are not foodies.

Lastly, avoid worrying about your menu too much. Most guests do not expect special treatment when they attend a wedding. As long as they can eat something, they will be happy to be part of the event.

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Most of the time, the dreamiest weddings only happen in movies and TV shows. But if you take into consideration the items mentioned above and follow the right steps to deal with them, you can turn your romantic dream into a reality.

To know more about our wedding planning services, get in touch with us via our Contact Us page.


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