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Wedding Details :Things That Should Not Be Forgotten

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There are a million and one things to plan when it comes to a wedding. So is it any surprise that one or two or even 10 could fall through the cracks? “Planning a wedding — whether big or small — can be extremely overwhelming, especially when juggling it with  full time Jobs.

“Planning a wedding is essentially a full time job! There are so many details and so many people, vendors and logistics that have to be managed, so it’s not hard to believe that sometimes a detail here and there gets overlooked.”

Take notes, and don’t let yourself be the bride who forgets these important must-dos and must-knows!

  1. Having  a rain plan “This can slip through the cracks because preparing for rain often comes with a large price tag, and it can feel frustrating to spend that money when you’re banking on a sunny day,” .

  2. Knowing when the sun will set. “When that golden hour takes place is so important for photos and the timing of the ceremony,”

  3. Getting your bridal party from point A to point B. “They’ll often leave the hotel — or wherever they’re getting ready — at a different time than the bride and groom, but earlier than the rest of the guests,”

  4. Noting the historical temperature. We all cross our fingers for sun and mild winds, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. “If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, we highly recommend that brides check the historical temperature for their particular wedding date in their location,”

  5. Arranging lighting for the band. “If you’re working with a band that doesn’t do primarily weddings, they might not be aware of their lighting needs because they’ve always worked in venues that provided it for them,” explains Wilson. “Most wedding venues do not have in-house lighting, so this is something you’ll need to take care of.”

  6. Providing extra seating at the ceremony “Take into consideration the fact that people do not naturally sit next to each other,”  “so you will always need  more chairs than there are people.”

  7. And while we’re chatting about chairs, don’t forget to have a separate set for your ceremony and reception. “It can feel frustrating to have to rent two sets of chairs, but it’s not practical at many venues to repurpose your chairs from the ceremony for your dinner,”

  8. Designating a “photo wrangler.” Along with a shot list, “designate a sister, brother, cousin or aunt who can be the ‘photo wrangler,'”  “The photographer is not going to know who your important family members are, so when he gets to the ‘photo of the bride with aunts and uncles,’ your photo wrangler can easily go grab these family members for you and you can stay on track with timing.”

  9. Establishing your information and features on wedding website “People are often so excited to get the save-the-dates out that they don’t think about the fact that six to eight weeks before the wedding is pretty late for out-of-town guests to make travel plans.”

  10. Nominate “transportation managers.” If you’re providing transportation for your guests to and from your ceremony and reception, “make sure you have one friend or extended family member on each bus or in each car who knows how to get to the venue”It’s amazing how you can sometimes end up with a driver who has never driven the route before, and the last thing you want is the driver making the wrong turn!”

  11. Paying for the correct invitation postage. “Not only does the weight but the size matters when it comes to your invitations “Square envelopes and certain enclosures can carry an additional charge. This can fall through the cracks simply because people forget to ask, or don’t know all these funny rules from the post office.”

  12. Asking your guests if they have food allergies. “Be sure to make note of all the guests who have food allergies or are vegetarian or vegan,”  “Provide a list for your caterer noting where each of these guests are sitting — your caterer will love you!”

  13. Ask someone to keep your gifts safe. “You don’t want to be figuring out what to do with all of it at the end of the party, after you’ve been enjoy a night full of bubbly!”.

  14. Leave room — and money — for overtime. “Check in with your vendors ahead of time to see if they might be willing to stay later,”  “Even if you don’t think you’ll want to take advantage of this option, you never know how you’ll feel that night! It’s better to find out what those fees would be like from vendors, such as your DJ and bartender, ahead of time, as well as giving them the heads up that overtime might be a possibility.”

Culled from Brides

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