Details to Remember When Planning Your Big Day
Wedding planning can be overwhelming. Whether you’re expecting 300 guests or 30, money, time, reservations, resources, meetings and more are all necessary to host a successful wedding. With the flurry of tasks brides need to complete, it’s so easy to forget about small, yet important details. It’s common to find brides running around the last minute, trying to make those final adjustments. To cut out the possibility of added stress that comes from poor planning, think ahead and don’t forget these small, little details.
Bring Your Marriage License
Think having the perfect wedding makes the marriage official? It might seem like it emotionally, but from a legal standpoint, you’ll need the marriage license in order to sport the “Mrs.” title. Check the jurisdiction of where your ceremony is located and take note of the deadlines way before the event takes place. Sometimes blood tests and special documents are required to complete the application. Gather your documents beforehand and plan enough for the process to be complete before the ceremony.
Feed Your Vendors
It’s important your guests feel comfortable and have a good time, but don’t forget about the wedding vendors and professionals you’ve hired to work your wedding. Well-fed workers will have the energy they need to run your important, all-day event. In some cases caterers will charge half price for the vendors meals. When you give the headcount to the caterer, don’t forget the band members, photographers, videographers and anyone else you’ve hired.
Guestbook & Pens
Give guests the chance to leave their congratulatory notes. You could encourage people to leave their favorite recipe ideas, marriage tips, etc. If you’re in danger of doing this last minute, run to your local book store to pick up a book that is characteristic of the theme of your wedding. Spend a little extra to pick up beautiful pens that match the theme, too.
Don’t Forget to Say Thank you
You might want to sign-off on the wedding tasks after the ceremony, but not quite yet. A simple thank you note goes a long way, and it’s the same for special events like weddings. Your thank you notes should be sent out no later than two months after your wedding. To keep this task from overwhelming you, carve out a few minutes each day to create personalized notes. This will help you manage the workload and keep the process less overwhelming. Tip: make a list of the gifts and gift-givers as you open them so you don’t forget who gifted what.
Our Bay Area Wedding Planning Team is Here to Help
These are just a few ideas that will help your wedding day go smoother. If you’re about to plan a wedding and want to avoid the burden of doing all the work yourself, contact our professional wedding coordinators who will guide you through the entire process. Call TDE Wedding today at 415-813-8900 to learn about our all-inclusive wedding packages, or fill out our online contact form right here on our website.