Sunday, 31 December 2017

Wedding Planning Woes: The Little Things It’s Far Too Easy To Forget

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When it comes to planning a wedding, there are 101 things to think about (maybe even more than that), so it is far too easy to forget the little things. You spend the majority of your planning time focusing on the bigs things like your wedding dress, choosing your wedding venue and picking out a colour scheme, so it is no wonder that it is far too easy to forget about some of the smaller and seemingly more insignificant details of your big day.

The fact is that planning a wedding - whether big or small - can be incredibly overwhelming - especially when you have offer things to focus on as well, like your job, for instance. The truth is that planning a wedding is essentially a full-time job, which is why so many brides choose to hire wedding planners. However, if you don’t want to hire a wedding planner and want to plan your big day yourself, that is perfectly fine, it is just a case of making sure to get a handle on things and being organised about your big day, that’s all.

To help to ensure that you don’t forget any of the smaller details of your big day, below is a list of things that, according to wedding planners, brides tend to forget.

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Order of service cards

For one reason or another, out of all of the wedding stationery, the order of service cards are the most likely thing to be forgotten. Between sending out save-the-dates and choosing wedding invitations to selecting the menus for the wedding breakfast, it is easy to see how these could slip from your mind. To ensure that this isn’t the case, make sure to order all of your wedding stationery at once, or if that is not possible, contact your stationery designer and tell them everything that you will need stationary wise, so that should you forget to order anything, they will remind you nearer the time.

Decide on your favours

As a ‘thank you’ to their guests, it is customary that the bride and groom give each guest a small gift, known as a wedding favour. Traditionally, this would be a gift like sugared almonds, but today wedding favours can be almost anything. A lot of couples choose to give their guests a gift that will serve as a memoir of their wedding, such as a personalised mini bottle of prosecco or a personalised keyring, others choose to offer two mini favours, one from where the bride originates from and the other from where the groom comes from.  

Don’t forget the guestbook

The guestbook is one of those things that you cannot forget as it will make such a great memory in many years to come, looking back and seeing what each of your guests said about you. Of course, your guestbook does not have to be a book as such; it could be anything. While some couples like to stick with tradition and choose a book, others prefer to create a memory tree with each guest using ink and their thumbprint to make a ‘leaf’ or having a mini wooden heart to sign that goes into a clear frame. There are so many options to choose from; it’s just a case of deciding which one is the best option for your big day and making sure to get it organised.

Cake knife and toasting flutes

You may end up receiving a cake knife and toasting flutes as a gift, but just in case you don’t, it’s a good idea to get some ordered in advance. There are so many cute ways that you can personalise your cake knife and toasting flutes for your big day; it’s just a case of taking the time to decide on a design and order it ready for your big day.

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Create a rain plan

As much as you would like to, you cannot control the weather, which is why it is vital that you have a rain plan in place. This is particularly important if part or all of your wedding is planned to be outside as if it rains you don’t want to be left in a sticky situation with no idea of what to do next. Have a rain plan in place from day one, so that whatever the weather might throw at you, you know that you are covered. Whether you have a location on standby should it rain or a marquee available, it doesn’t matter, all that matters is that you have a backup destination in place.

Choosing a hashtag

Every wedding needs a hashtag. If you plan on having your guests share photos and updates from your big day on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook, having a personalised hashtag is a must. Say, for instance, his surname is Potter, your hashtag could be ‘#PotterPutARingOnIt’, or if his surname is Potter and yours is Jones it could be ‘#PotterJonesConnect’. The more creative you can be when it comes to your wedding hashtag, the better.

Asking about food allergies

Food allergies are more prevalent than ever before, which is why it is so important to ask guests about any food allergies, to ensure that the food that you serve at your wedding is suitable for your guests to eat. If you are serving a buffet-style meal, as a pose to a sit-down meal, make sure to put labels of food allergens on each dish, so that anyone with a food allergy or intolerance is able to safely enjoy the food. Make sure to speak to your caterers about any food allergies, to ensure that no cross-contamination risk is present. If there is an issue with what you are serving your other guests, be willing to offer your guests will allergies a safe alternative.

Weddings are incredibly overwhelming to organise, which is why it is no surprise that it is far too easy to forget the little things. Hopefully, however, by taking note of the guide above, you can make sure that you don’t forget anything important for your wedding day and are able to have the most amazing, stress-free day.



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