Weddings are a special occasion that is looked forward to by many people and especially couples. Planning a wedding last minute may seem like a stretch and stressful, but with the right tools by your side, it can definitely be done. Here are some tips for planning your last-minute Staten Island wedding from Chez Vous Catering and Party Rentals.
1. Book Edgewater Hall
At Chez Vous Catering and Party Rentals, we can book weddings within a month in advance at Edgewater Hall, or for a party being thrown at your home or elsewhere. We will get everything you need to be prepared for your special day. From chairs and tables to the menu and even staff, ask us about the services we can provide for your special day with your special someone.
2. Forgo Save the Date Stationery
Email and Facebook are both wonderful inventions for saving time. Instead of wasting time ordering stationery for Save the Dates, send your guests an email instead. You could even create a Facebook event or group, which is another great way of letting your guests know about your wedding day. This will also allow you to keep track of how many people will be attending your Staten Island wedding.
In all the rush, do not forget to get the legal documents that you need to make your Staten Island wedding happen. Getting a Marriage License in New York City does not take much time, however, you and your partner must both appear in person at the City Clerk’s office to complete the application process. It can be completed within your wait time and now with the internet, the process can be started online. After you complete the application for a marriage license you need to wait at least 24 hours to get married. A Certificate of Marriage Registration should be created as well to document the date, time, location, marriage officiant name and title and to document any changes in a surname.
4. Do It Yourself
Who says you need a florist to pick your flowers? If you have difficulty finding a florist who will do your flowers on short notice, visit a local florist to choose your own blooms. From vases to the arrangement, go for a simple rustic look by arranging your greenery in glass or ceramic vases and bottles.
If you’re good at baking, you could also make your own cake. A sponge cake decorated with fresh fruit looks delicious and does not require any complicated icing tools. Another option is a plain white iced cake and decorating with a cake topper for your Staten Island wedding. Or why not even make several small cakes and decorate them with vintage-style cake toppers?
5. Bridesmaid Dresses
The days of matching bridesmaid dresses are gone. Allow each of your ladies to choose their own gown in the color and length of your choosing. Letting them choose their own style will make it a more fun event for them anyway.
6. Groom’s Outfit
Suits for grooms can be ordered at very short notice. A quick search online will show that many companies offer next-day delivery. High street chains typically carry plenty of stock and if you are marrying out of season it will be even easier to find more of a diversity of choice. Make sure measurements are correct before ordering though.
7. The Finishing Touches
Sometimes the simplest way of decorating is best. Depending on the season of the wedding, pick small details to accentuate and make your wedding reception pop. From flower petals to tea lights, or even hanging pom-poms, a beautiful wedding can be created quickly and effortlessly and also on a budget.