This time of year, you may find your weekends are suddenly all booked up as wedding season approaches. Brides and grooms-to-be are busy putting the finishing touches on their special day, and while planning a big event like a wedding is stressful, natural gas and oil can make the process a little easier.

The Invitations

The right wedding invitation can set the tone for your wedding ceremony and reception, so a lot of thought and consideration goes into choosing the perfect stationery. Factories producing the high-quality paper and cardstock used of invitations depend on machinery powered by natural gas and oil, and carbon ink is often used to create beautiful calligraphy.

The Food

Not only are meals for large events prepared in kitchens with appliances running on natural gas and oil, but they are served on tablecloths often made of synthetic fabrics like polyester, mixed with cotton. Cloth napkins may be made of this same blend. And no wedding would be complete without a gorgeous and delicious cake, and if that cake is baked in a nonstick pan, the coating is made of fiberglass, which is created through natural gas and oil production processes.

The Reception

If you plan on dancing the night away at your wedding reception with a band or DJ, natural gas and oil help make the party possible. Guitars have nylon strings and microphone casings and many of the parts used to build computers and MP3 players that DJs often rely on are made of plastic. Your dance floor may even be made of portable, lightweight plastic or PVC tiles.

If you need help pulling off the wedding of your dreams, here is a helpful step-by-step guide and checklist to make sure your big day goes off without a hitch.