Choosing the flowers, the venue, the seating arrangements, the menu selections, the music – there are many, many details to consider when planning a wedding. It’s easy to see how some can details tend to be forgotten. In the midst of all these decisions, here are three items that you may want to add to your list of things to do before they completely slip your mind.
The Guest Book
Don’t get stuck with a generic drugstore-counter guest book purchased at the last minute. Some printers can personalize guest books if you order them ahead of time. Instead of giving wedding guests just enough space to write their names and contact information, choose a guest book design that allows them to write brief messages to the new bride and groom. The newlyweds will surely enjoy reading what their guests had to share with them on their wedding day.
A Formal Program
No matter how simple you want your wedding to be, a formal program can be helpful in heightening the anticipation and participation of your guests throughout the entire affair. Include details about your relationship to give guests something interesting to read while waiting for the events of the day to unfold. It will also make them feel like a part of the bride and groom’s love story and their new journey as husband and wife.
Whenever possible, pre-pay as much of the wedding costs as you can. This includes the caterer, the DJ (or the band), the limo service, the venue, etc. For additional cash transactions that need to be handled on the day of the wedding itself, designate a friend or family member to take care of the matter. Cash may be needed for tipping the wait staff, paying corkage or cake plating fees and more. Choose someone who is not part of the wedding entourage as they will be needed for the photo shoots.