No matter what most people tell you, planning a wedding is a very stressful job. The wedding itself one of the most beautiful things that can happen in your life, but only if executed perfectly.
Thanks to the fact that there are many talented and brilliant people out there we all now have the option of choosing a wedding planner that will do the hardest job for us. What is a bit frustrating is that sometimes even they tend to forget a thing or two, but hey they are still people and they are allowed to make mistakes. As long as they do not ruin your special day that is.
Missing one important thing on that special day can make a fairy tale turn into a horror show that lasts several hours and ends up being something you wish to forget. To avoid that you have to have a list of things very important to you, that you don’t want to miss out on and which you are going to present to your planner. A perfect wedding needs a lot of things and one of those – probably the most important one is a wedding photographer, like greysummit.com. You need a professional to capture your love story that day if you don’t want to have a bunch of photos that are bad in all kinds of different ways.
Check out this list for other things you simply cannot forget on your wedding day.
Most of you will wait for summer days to get married, which is fine, but on hot days’ ice is easily forgotten especially if you are doing a sort of DIY bar or if your venue and bartenders don’t provide it for you. You will need a ton of ice and if you overlook it you will easily have a lot of grumpy guests that are complaining about something so small but so important on a hot day like ice. A good rule for ice is a pound per person or pond and a half if it is an outdoor venue and the day is extremely hot.
Another thing that boot bride and groom tend to forget, due to excitement, adrenaline and everything else is to eat. You have to remember to eat people. It is a big day; it is your day but you can’t forget to eat. One of the last things you want to do and have your guests remember from that day is you or your groom passing out in the middle of the ceremony or on the dance floor. This day and the days before are very energy consuming and you will need every calorie you can get so make sure you eat whenever you can.
3. Emergency kit
The emergency kit is not the same as the First aid kit, but should as well contain one small first aid kit just in case. This is something you put together for yourself and potential emergencies regarding makeup or anything else. This kit should contain makeup for touch-ups, safety pins, tweezers, needle and thread, spray deodorant or perfume, sunscreen, lotion, Q tips, wet wipes baby powder and so on.
These are just some of the things you might need on that special day and it is always handy to have this prepared and never use it and need it but don’t have it. Have someone in charge of this bag so you don’t have to think about it and God forbid carry it around yourself.
4. Overnight bag
In the commotion of that day many people forget their overnight bag. You have to have that with you and you have to make sure it gets to the hotel, or whatever else place you are staying at, or at least make sure it is in your getaway vehicle.
5. Cash and ID
Again another thing that is easily forgotten and a thing that can get you waiting in front of your honeymoon suite because you don’t have any ID on you. Have your cards and IDs on you all the time because you don’t know where the night might lead or when you will need some cash or identification.
Another thing as important as food, that you all tend to forget to take, is water. Staying hydrated is very important and you can always start hydrating a few days before the wedding ceremony because it will help your skin to be clearer, more refreshed and you will be able to handle the marathon called the wedding day without face-splatting in the middle of the ceremony or a dance floor.
Many of you forget about this, and by transportation, we are not thinking only about their getaway vehicle we are thinking of a vehicle that will bring you from the starting location to the ceremony location and from the ceremony location to the reception and from reception to wherever you are leaving in the end.
Here, it’s important to not only think about you but your entire bridal party because you don’t want to leave anyone behind. Lyft and Uber are a good last-minute option but please have some sort of transportation schedule figured out it is a lot easier that way.
8. Reserved seating
This is something you should practice at least for your family members. Sometimes people don’t know their boundaries or they are trying to witness the entire thing from as close to you as possible and they tend to overlook that the first few tables and spots from the Bride and groom are for the closest members of the family i.e. mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and so on. If you don’t want your parents and siblings to sit somewhere in row 4, 5, 10 we suggest that you reserve seating at least for them and let the others figure out where they want to be sat down.
9. Photo Wrangler
Now, this is a bit of a funny position but it’s a very necessary one. Pick someone from the bride’s and groom’s side that knows a lot of people to be the Photo Wrangler. Their task is to make sure that all photos happen without a hitch. Your photographer is there to capture your special moment and he/she won’t be yelling or calling for people who need to be in a certain photo. This is the task of these wranglers and they need to round up every aunt, uncle or another sibling whet they are needed and when they need to get away if they don’t get it by themselves.