7 Wedding Details You Don’t Want to Forget
When it comes to weddings, it seems like there are a million details to plan for. The date, the attire, the venue, the food, the music, the flowers, the transportation… The list goes on and on.
With so many things to attend to, it’s no wonder so many brides- and grooms-to-be overlook some of the little, yet most important details. While you might think that you have everything covered, come the big day, you might be surprised to find that you’ve let something pretty important fall through the cracks. If you want your wedding day to go off without a hitch (of course you do!), then you’re going to want to make sure you keep on reading and attend to these seven details.
Touching Base with Your Transportation Company
Whether you have arranged for a chauffeur-driven stretch limo, or you are renting a vintage car that you plan on driving yourself, you’re going to want to make sure that you touch base with the company you’re working with before the big day.
While you may have booked your transportation months in advance and have all of the paperwork that highlights the details, you definitely want to review the details. A few weeks before the big day, call your transportation provider to make sure you’re on the same page. Discuss pickup times, your route, anything that you want to have available to you in the vehicle (beverages, music, etc), and so on. Not following up on these details could result in disaster on the big day.
Have a Backup Plan
It’s every couple’s dream to have a perfect, sun-kissed wedding day. Unfortunately, Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate. Rain could put a real damper (pun intended) on your big day.
If your ceremony is outside, make arrangements to have it somewhere inside. If you plan on taking pictures in a garden or any other outdoor venue, have a backup backdrop. In the event that storm clouds roll in, you won’t have to stress out trying to figure out where everything is going to happen. If it does end up raining, try not to get too down – they say rain on a wedding day is good luck!
Make an Emergency Kit
What happens if you get a run in your stocking, you have a strawberry seed in your tooth, or your carefully coiffed hair starts falling out? With a bridal emergency kit, these types of situations won’t be such a huge deal.
Fill a pretty bag with all of the essentials that you could possibly need on your big day (or better yet, assign one of your attendants to the task). Some of the things you might want to fill the bag with include:
- Needles and thread (make sure the thread colors match your attire and the attire of your bridal party)
- Dental floss
- A toothbrush and paste
- Clear nail polish
- Over-the-counter pain relievers
Pack your bridal emergency kit like you are packing a toiletry bag for a vacation.
Review Your Music
Whether you’re having a DJ or a band, don’t forget to go over your selections with them a week or two before the day of your affair. Review the most important songs, like your first dance, mother-son, father-daughter, bouquet toss, your entrance song, and any other key music. Discuss background music that will be playing while guests are dining, and of course, the type of music you want played to get the crowd up and dancing. Music can make or break your wedding; make sure all the details are ironed out beforehand.
Make a Photo List
If there are specific pictures you want to have taken, make up a photo list. Too many brides and grooms think that they will remember to have all of those special photos captured, but in the hustle and bustle of the day, they forget.
Pictures with siblings and parents are obvious; however, if you have cousins, nieces or nephews, your college roommates, or any other person that the photographer might not think of, write them down! Also, if you have any poses or specific moments that you would like to have captured, write those down, too! Give the list to your photographer on a few days before your wedding and have a backup list, just in case your original list gets misplaced.
Bathroom Rescue Kit
The bride, groom, and bridal party aren’t the only ones who want to look their best for a wedding; guests do, too! To ensure they look great and feel comfortable and confident throughout the event, place a rescue basket in the bathrooms.
Make a basket for both the women’s and men’s restroom. Items to include in these rescue baskets include:
- Breath fresheners
- Disposable combs
- Body spray
- Stain Remover
- Over-the-counter pain relievers
These small hospitality touches will really make your guests feel welcome and special.
Sort Out Payments and Tips
If there are any withstanding balances that need to be paid, try to take care of them before the big event so you don’t have to worry about them in the middle of your wedding. Should vendors prefer remaining payments on the day of, have the money set aside in labeled envelopes and pay them as soon as possible. Also, don’t forget to calculate any tips before the affair and put them into designated envelopes. People you should tip on your wedding day include the photographer, the DJ/band, the limo driver, the Maitre d’, the florist, and anyone else who played an instrumental role in your affair.
The last thing any bride or groom wants to do is scramble to deal with emergencies. By attending to these details beforehand, you can avoid unnecessary stress and ensure your wedding day goes as smoothly as possible. Hiring a Long Island limo service will give you one less thing to worry about it on your big day!