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Attending a Wedding

Be Our Guest: Attending a Wedding Before Your Own


Let’s face it 2020 and 2021 have been quite unpredictable. With so many changes to now have to worry about and consider when attending a wedding or maybe even two before your own may not be a bad idea! It may give you some creative way to incorporate social distancing into your floor plan if you feel you need to.

Wedding planning, in general, can be a crazy and complicated process. You may even think you have a good idea of how to plan your own. However, once that ring’s on your finger (or your fiancé’s) wedding planning get’s difficult for everyone. Yet with the wedding season coming up, it’s the perfect time for attending a wedding as an engaged couple and get ideas!

So, If you’ve RSVP’d to a wedding (or five!) this wedding season, use these as great opportunities to see what really matters most to the happy couple. And what matters to the guests at the event. While you’re sipping wine and enjoying the love-filled evening with your fiancé. Look for details you may be sweating over that just don’t really matter. You can also validate some of your thoughts on your own wedding goals.

We’ve listed a few thoughts and questions to think about at the next wedding you attend!

Planning to Attend a Wedding Before Your Own?


A unique venue may be worth it if you can save on decorating the space to create your ideal evening ambiance. Factors that can help fulfill your wedding vision could be moody dark linens and uplighting. Or, opt for heavenly light linens and twinkle lights. What mood or atmosphere do you want to set with lighting? What aspects of a wedding speak to you to set that mood/atmosphere?


Are there statement pieces that you notice more than others or décor you barely noticed at all? Perhaps the centerpieces make the difference for you. Or, was it the highly decorated dessert table? Maybe renting/borrowing an item (from someone who just had a wedding perhaps?!) versus creating it on your own is the way to go.


Attending a wedding can give you a great feel for what food your guests will love. Did they serve their food buffet or plated style? Were there options for those with a gluten-free, vegetarian, or paleo diet? Did they offer appetizers or have a static snack or candy table? Typically being a large percentage of the budget, think about if food matters more to you than a décor piece or second photographer even, or if you’re a foodie who needs it all!


What really made their wedding a blast for you? Maybe an interactive game, photo booth, or ice breaker activity had the guests mingled and excited for the evening from the start. Did the DJ get the grandma on the dance floor?

It doesn’t hurt to do your research at an actual wedding versus something you see online that a professional might of created. Of course, be realistic about what can be accomplished in time before your wedding date and what can be added to your budget. There is nothing like a real wedding to spark ideas for your own and remind you of the true meaning and purpose of the day!

About Complete Weddings + Events Tampa

If you’re looking to tie the knot or throw an epic event, you have come to the right place. Complete Weddings + Events in Tampa, FL will help you find the right event or wedding photographer, videographer, and DJ to throw a phenomenal party, plus we have a fun photo booth and lighting rentals to elevate your event and give you the type of unforgettable experience you’re looking for. When you party with Complete Weddings and Events, it’s completely about you! We’re offering the best wedding services in the area.

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