One of the most stressful, yet exciting, times of your life is when you are planning your own wedding. Your mind is flooded with the anticipation of saying, “I do,” along with dozens of ideas, plans and responsibilities for everything from choosing reception menu ideas to learning how to stage a wedding reception so that everything goes off without a hitch. To keep yourself sane and on-track, your best bet is to take advantage of any free help you can find.
When you host your wedding reception in Milford, MA at The Crystal Room, you gain the knowledge, experience and advice of our on-site, in-house professional event planner. We can help you choose the right size ballroom for your event, make sure that there’s enough parking and accommodations for your guests, assist with choosing seasonal wedding colors from our palette of colorful napkins and elegant table linens – we can really help you out with a lot of the details.
Keeping Costs Under Control
As you start to make plans for your wedding reception, make sure to have a budget. This will help you to keep your costs under control. For some reason, people think that a wedding has to cost a fortune in order to be done right these days, but the truth is that with careful planning, budgeting and checking out tips or ideas online, you can really save a lot of money. Learning the basics about how to stage a wedding reception will help you to know what needs to be done to avoid missing something or having to pay too much because you waited too long.
Picking a theme can also be helpful. This will help you to plan coordinated or seasonal wedding colors for your special day, assist in getting decorations for your wedding reception in Milford, MA and maybe even give you some hints about what food or refreshments to get that will complement the event as a whole. The more you can do to go over reception menu ideas, decorations, flowers, vendors and entertainment in advance, the better position you will be in to negotiate prices and get the best deal available.
BONUS TIP – Don’t try to “out plan” or “out do” anyone else. This includes the people on Pinterest or other wedding blogs who seem to have endless budgets, tons of creativity and lots of time. This is YOUR special day – make it just for YOU.
A Classic, Elegant Wedding
When you get right down to it, a classic wedding is quite simple. Many wedding planners today have complicated things by insisting on adding extras like white doves, elaborate bouquets and insane centerpieces that run up the bill considerably. A classic, yet elegant, wedding reception consists of a nice planted dinner, a champagne toast, cutting the cake, dancing the essential first dance, and receiving congratulations from your friends and family. A beautiful dress, a handsome tux, some basic flowers and simple decorations are all that are needed to create a memorable affair.
When you choose a venue for your wedding reception in Milford, MA like The Crystal Room, half the decorating work is already taken care of for you. Our beautifully designed and well-appointed ballroom is the perfect setting for your special day. Choose from table linens, colorful napkins, cake enhancements, delicious menus, champagne toasts and other embellishments that can really make your big day even more special, are all included or available through our venue. We have thought of everything, so you can take care of the basic planning and enjoy your time before the wedding.
Other Ways to Save
Some of the biggest expenses for a wedding include the dress, the bridal party’s clothing, flowers and limousine rentals. The next step of cost-related items would be vendors, such as DJs, live bands and emcees. You can save money on these costs by looking at alternative options. Ordering your wedding dress from a reputable online shop and then having it altered locally, if necessary, could be a great way to get great prices outside of local dress shops. Same goes with your bridesmaids dresses, shoes and accessories. Even if your party is paying for their own dresses, as is a customary way of doing things, the more you can do to cut costs for them as well, the better.
Renting tuxedos instead of buying them is a great way to save on your groom’s attire and his groomsmen, as well. Another popular trend, especially for spring and summer weddings, is to skip the jacket and go with colorful shirts and basic slacks, along with patterned ties, bow ties or suspenders, to help coordinate the groomsmen with the bridesmaids without going way over budget. Plus, this jacket-free option is more comfortable for your bridal party, especially when the weather is warm. Consider silk flowers instead of fresh, forgoing centerpieces and adding decorative pieces in your theme instead, skipping favors and going with digital music instead of a live band.
Contact The Crystal Room to find out about booking your wedding reception in Milford, MA or to explore reception menu ideas and seasonal wedding colors to stage a wedding reception on a budget. Give us a call at 508-478-7800 to get a FREE QUOTE or to take a tour of our facility.