Planning a wedding can be a lot of work, but it is also a time of great joy. If you plan to have a classic or traditional wedding, you will want to start thinking about all of the elements and features that you want to include. Some people are “list makers,” while others are great at delegating to a professional wedding planner who can take care of all the details for them. So whether you want to take-charge and handle all of the planning for your wedding reception decor and booking the wedding reception hall in Massachusetts, or if you decide to work with a pro, it pays to start planning as soon as possible.
Depending on the time of year that you will be married, you might run into a bit of a crowded situation with venues. Many couples plan a full year in advance, while others have a shorter timetable. If you want to get married within a couple of months from your engagement, be prepared to do all of your classic wedding reception planning at full throttle! Start by visiting venues to choose where you will host the ceremony in Worcester or the surrounding area and then pick the location for your reception.
Hosting a Milford Wedding Reception
One of the great things about planning a New England wedding is that there are many beautiful venues to choose from for your special day. If you don’t find the location that you want nearby in Worcester, you can just go down the road to Milford and check out The Crystal Room, a premier wedding venue and banquet hall. Newly renovated, this facility has plenty of room for you and all your guests, as well as lots of convenient on-site parking. Once you choose the venue, everything else will fall into place. As soon as you see how much room you have for wedding reception decor and all of the activities that you want to include, you can start hiring outside vendors, such as bands, DJs, and emcees, and scout around for local photographers who can memorialize the event.
Establish a Budget for Your Wedding
Before you put down a deposit on the venue for your classic wedding reception, you will want to establish a budget for your wedding day. Make sure you have enough funds to cover the venue, decorations, wedding dress, catering, the cake, flowers, and anything else that you want to include. You can start checking around town to get estimates for the things you want to have at your ceremony so you will have an idea of how much you need. When it comes to figuring out how much it will cost for the venue and catering at the wedding reception hall in Massachusetts, remember that most facilities charge “per head” based upon the number of guests that you will invite. Work closely with the event coordinator at the venue to ensure that you include everything you need, but that you can get a price that you can afford.
Create a Wedding Hashtag
When people come to a wedding these days, they take a lot of personal photos on their cell phones. Rather than try to chase down all those photos so you can see all the great pictures your guests took during the party at the wedding reception hall in Massachusetts, create a wedding hashtag that everyone can use to link up all their photos on social media together. Some couples create a sign, such as a chalkboard or in another theme-matching style – that includes the social media symbols (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and the hashtag. You could do #yournamehisname or #lastnamewedding – whatever suits your personality and style. When the photographer posts the digital images from the wedding, you can share photos using the hashtag again as well. Consider adding the hashtag to your thank-you notes to share it once again with friends and family.
Hire All the Vendors
Work with the venue to ensure that all of the vendors you want to hire are approved, licensed, and insured for the event. This is very important. Get contracts for each vendor you hire and keep everything in a folder or file that you can reference if needed. DJs, bands, and emcees should be hired based on referrals, references, and your tastes. Bakers should be hired based on tasting and style, although it doesn’t hurt to get references there as well. Florists, photographers, photo booth operators, catering companies – be bold and ask questions, get samples, look at portfolios, ask for references and then actually call those references to get the inside scoop. This is your special day. You don’t want a lazy, sloppy or unreliable vendor to mess anything up for you and your spouse-to-be.
Visit The Crystal Room in Milford, MA
So whether you are getting married in Worcester, Framingham, New Bedford or even Boston, consider hosting your classic wedding reception at the beautifully designed and conveniently located venue in Milford. The Crystal Room has lots of space for you and your guests, tons of on-site parking, every amenity you could want, and our on-site event coordinator will help you make decisions and get everything set-up with wedding reception decor, vendors, and much more. A well-planned Milford wedding reception is just the thing you need to start the celebration of your new life together. Give us a call at 508-478-7800 to schedule a tour or to inquire about availability for your desired date.