6 Wedding Details That Brides Easily Forget
When you’re getting married, there are 101 things to do, so it’s little surprise that one or two essential details are forgotten along the way. We have gathered a list of some of the important things you don’t want to neglect in the run-up to the wedding day. Take note, and if you are getting married soon, our advice should ensure your day has a better chance of running smoothly!
- Double check arrangements
If you’ve seen the 2009 movie Bride Wars, you will know that wedding mix-ups do happen. Therefore, double check with everybody that everything is still going to plan. Does the photographer know the venue? Has the caterer remembered everybody’s dietary requirements? Has the venue remembered to reserve the room you wanted? For your peace of mind, double check all the crucial arrangements before the big day arrives.
- Remember to dress the groom
Traditionally, the bride doesn’t see the groom until the beginning of the wedding ceremony. That’s fine, but you still want to make sure he looks his best when he is standing at the altar. Before the wedding day, you may want to pick the outfit for him, such as these cracking suits from Suited Up, and on the day before, you may like to give the best man a list of instructions to make sure the groom turns up looking presentable. You don’t want him showing you up, after all!
- Have a rain plan
Outdoor weddings are very popular, but you don’t want to put a dampener on your wedding by not having a rain plan. Put precautions in place, such as having an extra marquee for people to stand under if the clouds burst, and encourage people to bring umbrellas if the risk of rain is likely. Standing in the rain with mascara running down your face, and your bridal dress soaked through is not a good look for your wedding photos.
- Provide directions
You don’t want your guests getting lost on the way to the wedding, so send out directions a few days before. Many will be using a sat-nav, but they can be unreliable, so your directions may be a godsend to those who end up in the middle of a field because their Tomtom hasn’t been updated for awhile.
- Don’t forget the kids
Kids are great fun to have at weddings, but they are liable to get bored, especially during the photo session. To reduce the chance of chaos and mischief, ask somebody to act as a childminder for the day, or provide entertainment, ensuring they are kept occupied while the adults enjoy some quality time in each other’s company.
- Set up a wedding website
You could do this on Facebook, but a website will be a one-stop place for anybody needing to know some of the important wedding details. Include the location of the venue, a guide to nearby hotels, and even your wedding gift list. You may have sent out the details with your invite in the mail, but people are prone to forget, so a website is a great alternative to anybody who has accidentally put your invite in the trash!
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