Many people dream of planning a perfect Pinterest wedding, with gorgeous floral designs, breathtaking wedding photos, and stunning decorations. However, when you’re planning a wedding, there can be so much hustle and bustle that it’s easy to forget details—both small and big. You’ll start researching wedding planning tips and writing down wedding checklists so you don’t forget any important details.
Once you’ve planned the basic details of your wedding, like the venue, band, dress, and guest list, then you’ll want to consider some additional details that you don’t want to miss. To help you out, here’s a list of the things you don’t want to forget while planning your wedding.
The purpose of a guestbook is to give wedding guests an opportunity to give advice to a bride and groom on their special day, as well as offer congratulations. Nowadays, there are many different creative options for guestbooks, like offering polaroid cameras for guests to take pictures of themselves or even Jenga blocks for guests to write on. Whatever style of guestbook you choose, make sure you don’t forget this wedding tradition so that guests have a way to say a nice word or two on your wedding day.
Many people create wedding websites for their guests. Although a wedding website isn’t essential, it gives guests a way to receive answers to any questions they might have. Usually, wedding websites have general information about the location, time, and date of the wedding. Wedding websites can also have information like the bride and groom’s registry and even have directions to the venue. These websites can help guests properly prepare for a wedding by giving them all of the wedding information beforehand.
A marriage license is one of those things that seems like a small detail, but can do a lot of damage if a bride and groom doesn’t get it beforehand. Don’t make the mistake of forgetting to plan a specific date and time to go get your marriage license. Having your marriage license a couple of weeks ahead of your big day will help you feel significantly less stressed during the week of your wedding.
If you love Instagram and want to be able to see all of your guest’s photos from your wedding in one place, then you can create a wedding hashtag for your guests to use. You’ll want to look up your hashtag on Instagram to make sure the hashtag you created doesn’t already exist. Don’t be afraid to make it cute and creative; hashtags like #HappilyEverCarter or #MeetTheNelsons are fun for guests to use. You can even create a sign urging guests to use your hashtag so they know to include it on their social media posts.
If you want your wedding vows to be sweet and meaningful, you need to give yourself enough time to think about and write them. If you can, write your vows a week before your wedding, since the week of your wedding can sometimes get crazy with last-minute tasks.
Although many brides and grooms plan for a spectacular exit from their reception, some don’t remember to plan out how they will exit. Some popular wedding trends for exits include sparklers, bubbles, and confetti, depending on the bride and groom’s preferences and the wedding theme. You can get creative by using glow sticks, ribbon wands, pom-poms, or even paper airplanes. If an extravagant exit isn’t your thing, then you can opt for a more traditional one, and have guests line the pathway to your car, cheering for you as you leave. Either way, you’ll have an exit worth remembering.
While planning your wedding, you’ll want to make sure you follow proper etiquette. This includes tipping your vendors. You won’t want to forget to have some extra cash on hand for vendors since many of them expect tips for their services. Although some vendors don’t expect tips, it’s always thoughtful to show gratitude to the people that helped make your wedding so magical. You’ll also probably want to designate someone in your wedding party to give vendors your tips so that you don’t have to do it on the day of your wedding.
If these wedding details are arranged in advance, they can help your wedding day go smoothly and without a hitch. Even though you may not have included all of these details in your original wedding planning checklist, you’ll still want to make sure that at some point you schedule them into your plans so they don’t get forgotten. That way, you won’t be scrambling last minute to write your wedding vows or come up with a wedding hashtag. You’ll approach your wedding day without any regrets, and have a beautiful and memorable day.
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