So your wedding day is approaching and your emotions are in overdrive. You don’t have a planner, so you’re not sure if you’re forgetting anything. Here are 5 things that you should remember as you get closer to your wedding!
You want to remember that even though the venue provides a wedding coordinator, they are limited to what they do for you. Most of your planning has been done with family and friends. Remember that your family and friends will most likely be getting prepared for your wedding so make sure that you have a plan of how your decorations will be set out, how your candles will get lit before the ceremony, etc.
Make sure to space your photography hours out to where you won’t run out of hours. Alot of brides don’t realize that 6 hours isn’t much time when you want your photographer to stay around to take pictures at the end of your celebration.
3. Even if you don’t have a planner, you should still have a small emergency kit just in case something tears, spills, or is missing.
4. Cocktail Hour
Cocktail hour might be more that just one hour. Make sure you have entertainment during this time so that your guest won’t have to sit, wait, and get bored. A lot of couples only hire the DJ for the reception, but don’t include the hour/hour and a half for cocktail hour.
I’ve heard so many stories of having hundreds of favors left over because someone forgot to pass them out. Make sure you’ve delegated this task to someone or make your favors visible so that even the guest who leave early can take a souvenir with them. By this time the venue coordinator will be gone for the night. You don’t want your favors to go to waste.