If you’re planning your wedding, then you’ve likely already run into a hundred small details you didn’t even know existed! It’s hard to fathom just how much effort goes into a wedding day until you do it yourself.
To help, I’ve compiled a list of some of the tiniest important details that I’ve seen couples forget to address before the wedding day! Check it out below, and make sure you have an answer for each of them before the big day!
Throw them away? Donate them? Take them home? If you decide on the latter, who is providing the leftover containers? Make sure someone has room in their fridge!
Most often, the answer is someone on the catering staff (though likely for an extra fee). Every so often, the baker sticks around to do it themselves! Make sure they all know whose responsibility it is so there’s no confusion on the day-of.
Odds are, you’re planning to save your bridal bouquet. That thing is probably far too big to toss anyways, you’ll take someones eye out! Will you toss a bridesmaid’s bouquet, or a small nosegay held by a mom or grandmother? Or perhaps the florist can make you a bouquet specifically designed for tossing!
YOU NEED TO EAT ON YOUR WEDDING DAY! I don’t want you getting to the altar and fainting from lack of nutrition! Make sure it’s someone’s responsibility to bring snacks or order lunch for your bridesmaids while you’re getting ready. And chug that water!!!
Oftentimes, families plan on handing out tips to certain vendors! Or there are a few services with final payments due on the wedding day. Make sure those are divided out beforehand. You can assign the delivery to the day-of coordinator or someone else you trust!
Decor, food, gifts, cards, etc. Who is taking all of this home after the party is over? Do you have enough cars to transport it all? Does the venue allow you to leave anything overnight to be picked up the next day? Think through these questions while planning your wedding so that clean-up is as efficient as possible!
Yes, wedding vendors need to eat too. But we’re usually pretty quick about it! Just make sure you allow some time for each of your vendors to have something to eat that night. They’ll appreciate your thoughtfulness!
Nothing breaks my heart more than to see those beautiful flower arrangements thrown in the trash after a wedding! Discuss beforehand if the wedding party or family wants to take any home to enjoy throughout the week! Or, you can reach out to donation organizations like Repurposed Blooms. They’ll pick up all the salvageable florals after your exit, turn them into beautiful small bouquets, and deliver them to nursing homes, assisted living facilities and rehabilitation centers in the area!
Here’s a tablecloth cheat sheet for some of the most common table sizes I see! Make note, these sizes allow for the tablecloth to be brushing the ground on all sides. If you desire a different look, you’ll have to do some additional math!
60” Round Table → 120” round tablecloth
48” Round Table → 108” round tablecloth
30” High Top → 132” round tablecloth
30” x 96” (8’ Rectangular Table) → 90” x 156” tablecloth
30” x 72” (6’ Rectangular Table) → 90” x 132” tablecloth
When the eating is over and it’s time to get out on that dance floor, you won’t want to waste any time figuring out how your dress bustle works! Make sure there are at least two people that know how to bustle your gown and have practiced beforehand.
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