When it comes to planning weddings, brides tend to drift between two states of mind – outright panic, and dreamy floating on a cloud. It’s a struggle for brides to be able to remember that not everything comes together for a wedding – not unless they have some help. Thankfully, most brides have a handy gaggle of bridesmaids, a groom and possibly the services of a wedding planner!
However, if you are not in the market or a wedding planner and you are planning to do it all yourself, then you know that there are going to be a million and one details that you need to consider – and that you may forget. Instead of allowing the details of your wedding day to slip through the cracks, it’s time to make the list to end all lists and write down the things that you could possibly forget. You could forget that you need a helper to get your dress up over your hips to pee on the big day – and that’s not something you want to forget. Your groom could forget to erase the history on his phone when looking for “a diamond wedding ring for her” and ruin the surprise. See, there are a lot of things that can be forgotten on the build up to a wedding day – and we’ve got a list of other things you may forget below. Grab a pen and pay attention – you’ll need this list!
1. Plan For Rain
Brides and grooms all over wish for sunshine on their wedding day, but did you know that rain on your wedding day is actually lucky? Anyway, you don’t want to get wet on your wedding day so provide pretty umbrellas on all of the seats – especially if you’re planning to get married outside. You need a back up plan if the rain is too much, so if you’re getting married in the grounds of a hotel check whether you can move it indoors in the event of rain.
2. Know Your Photography Golden Hour
You are likely going to hire a fantastic photographer and if so, you need to make sure that you are aware of when the sunset is on your wedding day. If you know the time the sun will go down, you can make sure that your photographer is available to take photos and catch that beautiful golden light. The album you get handed after your wedding is over is going to be full of cherished memories, so including the golden hour is important.
3. Don’t Forget Bridal Transport
You have spent the money on a gorgeous car for you and your new husband to get to the venue, but have you considered how you and the bridesmaids will get to the wedding venue in the first place? Don’t leave it to anyone else to check this one off the list – you want to guarantee you have it booked. Then get your parents or relatives to have a car as back-up – just in case anything goes wrong on the day!
4. Plan A Point Person
If your bestie is a particularly organized person, have them be your point person on the day. You want to make sure that someone is a point of contact for your wedding vendors, and if you don’t have a wedding planner to do this for you, you need someone that you can trust to do it.
5. Arrange The Event Lighting
Your event may be taking place at a venue, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t get a say in the lighting for the wedding. Your photographer will thank you, and your guests will thank you if people can actually see you get married. The mood is set by the lighting, from the ceremony to the meal at the end of the day. You should ensure that you have arranged some lighting in a pattern that will enhance the ceremony and the dancing – even those flashing lights are working your day! If you plan to be married outside, you want to remember to arrange outdoor lighting that will be rain-proof. You should consider keeping any midges and bugs away from the lighting with citronella and zappers outside!
Your wedding day is going to be full of details, but in the end it comes down to the fact that this is your big day. You need to make sure that you are doing everything that you can to make this day perfect for you. Don’t forget the rings on the big day – though – that’s the last thing you want to forget!
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