When it comes to planning your wedding and things to do, the list is very long. Many couples choose to hire a professional wedding planner to take the stress out of the process. Even with your extensive "to-do" list, things still can get overlooked. Hopefully, it is not something that could affect your wedding day. That is why we want to share our 7 Details You Might Overlook When Planning Your Wedding.
7 Details You Might Overlook When Planning Your Wedding
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1. Venue and Decor Limitations
First, on our list of 7 Details You Might Overlook When Planning Your Wedding is the venue and decor limitations. Many couples get so caught up in the design elements of their wedding that they forget to check with the venue to make sure certain things are allowed. We have found that some of the things that venues set limitations on include rose petals, floor wraps, glitter, and confetti. Be sure to discuss your design ideas with your wedding planner and the venue coordinator so that there aren't any surprises on your wedding day.
2. Updates to Your Website
Once couples "go live" on their wedding website, many forget to go back to make any necessary updates. For instance, was there a change in ceremony space or time? Is there construction on the freeway that guests should avoid? Did you update your registry information? Be sure to make updates regularly so that your guests stay informed.
3. Having a Point Person
Nobody should be calling or texting the bride and groom on the day of the wedding. The couple should be busy getting ready for their big day. In addition to your wedding planner, couples should have at least one other "point person" that can answer questions on their behalf. A close friend or family would be ideal in this situation.
4. Wedding Day Emergency Kit
One of the most important things on our list of 7 Details You Might Overlook When Planning Your Wedding is a wedding day emergency kit. We highly recommend putting together a wedding day emergency kit which consists of those "just in case" essential items. The kit usually consists of things like make-up remover, a compact sewing kit, and Tylenol.
5. Factoring Yourself into the Guest Count
Couples count the total number of guests needing a place setting at their wedding but forget that they should be included in the overall guest count. Always include yourself and your new spouse and the entire wedding party.
6. Ordering Vendor Meals
Wedding days are long, especially for vendors. Be sure to provide a meal to the vendors working hard to make sure your day is amazing. Vendor meals are usually forgotten when there isn't a wedding planner to make sure they get fed too. Many vendors have included a meal in their contracts because they are working long hours. Contact your caterer and venue coordinator to make sure you don't overlook your vendor meals.
7. Asking Guests About Dietary Restrictions and Food Allergies
Another detail that couples tend to forget about are asking guests about their dietary restrictions or food allergies. Make note of guests with these special accommodations along with their table number and provide the list to your caterer in advance.
If you would like to learn more about our 7 Details You Might Overlook When Planning Your Wedding, contact us to speak to one of our wedding planners.