Planning a wedding or other major event will take considerable effort on your part if you are to make sure that the event is a success. Unfortunately, many people will find themselves overwhelmed during this process due to being unfamiliar with what should be expected or anticipated during their planning phase.

Understand The Features That Are The Most Important For Your Particular Reception

Choosing the perfect venue for your event will be one of the most important steps in this process. Yet, it can be possible for individuals to simply choose a venue based on the look of it. This can lead to serious limitations later in the planning process as you may find that you lack the space for your caterers, bands or other services that you may want. As you tour potential venues for your reception, you should be mindful of the way that you will need to use the space. If you are unsure of the amount of space that your service providers will require, you can contact them as they will be able to provide you with an approximate estimate of the space that their equipment and workers will need.

Decide How You Will Handle Alcohol For The Event

If you are planning on serving alcohol at your event, this can add to the planning that may be necessary. Alcohol will be one of the largest portions of your reception budget, and you will need to be as efficient as possible. To this end, you may want to use a catering service that can provide alcohol for you. In addition to being the economical option, these workers will be trained in the local laws for serving alcoholic beverages, which can greatly reduce your liability.

Have A Parking Plan

The parking lot for a major reception can quickly become full and chaotic. In addition to reducing the enjoyment that your guests will get from the reception, this can also increase the risks of accidents occurring. As you are planning your event, you should make sure to choose a venue that will be able to provide you with enough parking for both your guests and the service providers that you will be using for your reception.

Consider Create A List Of Local Accommodations For Guests

In instances where you will have guests that are traveling a long distance to attend the reception, you may want to provide them with a list of recommended hotels and other lodging options. Often, these guests may not be sure of the best locations for booking accommodations, and if you provide them with this list when they accept the invitation, you can help them with this task.

Contact an event service, like McHale's Events & Catering, for more help.