5 Questions Brides Are Afraid To Ask
5 Questions Brides Are Afraid To Ask…… But Should!
Your significant other popped the question, and you said YES!!! Yipeeee!!! Then reality sinks in: you have to start planning. There are many questions brides are afraid to ask.
You may think just because you’ve been to a few weddings before then it can’t be that hard! Also, you may think that you have all the right wedding boards saved on Pinterest, and that may be enough when it comes to the small details. With so many to-do’s on your list, brides-to-be can feel overwhelmed.
You might feel embarrassed, but there’s no reason to—it’s your wedding, after all! Don’t be afraid to ask the questions you have. Family members, friends, and the online community can be amazing resources. There are no dumb questions. So, it’s okay not to know all the answers.
Here’s 5 questions brides are afraid to ask, but should because being prepared can help you feel totally confident on your big day.
1. When should we send save-the-dates and invites?
When you send your save-the-dates and invites largely depends on where your wedding is in relation to your guests. Will many of your guests need to plan ahead to take the time off?
If you’re planning a destination wedding, send your save-the-dates 8-10 months ahead of time, and send your invites about 3 months before the wedding.
If your wedding is local and your guests are within reasonable travel distance, it’s customary to send save-the-dates 4 months in advance and send your invites 6-8 weeks before the wedding.
2. How do we choose my entertainment?
We all have that one friend who is trying to build their photography portfolio by offering to do your wedding for free (or cheap). Use your judgement, but our recommendation is to spring for a professional photographer or videographer. Quality is important, and you’ll always want to look back at your wedding photos or videos. Try to find someone experienced.
3. Does the bride’s family have to pay for the wedding?
Traditionally, the bride’s family foots the bill for the wedding. But modern weddings don’t have to follow this custom.
Today, it would be incredibly generous for the bride’s family to cover the costs, but it’s not expected.
Typically, both families will contribute to the wedding. Many couples also pay for everything themselves and take the family out of the financing altogether.
4. How much will the wedding cost?
This is another one of those questions that varies from couple to couple. Statistics say the average wedding cost in the United States is around $20,000, but it’s possible to spend much less—or much more—depending on your plans.
The best way to figure out the cost is to work with your partner to list out the things you want to spend on, hash out what they might cost, and go from there. Are there things you’d rather skip to save money? Are there non-negotiables that you have to have? Work with your partner and talk about what’s important to each of you.
5. I’ve never rented a venue before. What questions should I ask?
When you’re shopping around for a space to have your wedding, you don’t want to get surprised by the fine print. These are the questions brides are afraid to ask because they could make or break your decision.
- What exactly is included?
- How much time will we have to set up, and when will the space be available to start?
- When do we need to have everything cleaned up?
- Are there additional charges for things like a coat check?
- What’s the capacity for guests?
- Is gratuity expected?
- What is the payment schedule? (i.e., do you have to put down a deposit or pay in installments?)
- What else is going on at this facility during the timespan of my wedding?
These questions will give you a starting point when choosing your venue.
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5 Questions Brides Are Afraid To Ask