Don’t Forget to Include These Small, but Important Wedding Day Details
Wedding planning is a long process that typically has a few stages. The first stage happens within the first 2 months of planning and can seem quite stressful as you have to make big decisions on location, guest list, and lock-in your desired vendors. Stage two is the least stressful, as you have already finalized your guest list and sent save the dates, and are now focusing on picking invitations, bridesmaids dresses, and floral designs. The last leg of the wedding planning process happens in the final two months before the big day. It can be stressful wrapping everything up and is usually when you start thinking about last minute details you’d like to include. Here are 10 last-minute details you might want to include:
1. Family Heirlooms
2. Wedding suite (all invitations and save the date details)
3. Welcome Table Details
– guestbook, family pictures, basket for cards
4. Throw Away Bouquet
Ask your florist to make a small bouquet with leftover flowers for you to throw out when it’s time for the Bouquet Toss. Many florists will do this as a fun little gift, so it shouldn’t cost any extra.. but just ask!
5. Throw Away Garter
If you spend money on a pretty garter either at a store or have to spend money having one hand-made, you don’t want your groom just give it away to some bachelor at the end of the night. You can buy a less expensive piece from Amazon, Etsy, OR I know a little store here in Birmingham that gives “Throw Away Garters” out when you purchase lingerie at their store. Ask your local lingerie shop, they might do something similar!
6. Grooms Gift
This doesn’t have to be a Tag Huer watch or $500 cufflinks. It can be something as small as a pocket knife, or something more sentimental like a handwritten letter. You can even get as fun as doing a boudoir shoot and giving those as a gift the day of the wedding 🙂
7. Welcome Sign
8. Bride Cake Table Decor
9. Back up Playlist for Band
Have some of your favorite jams ready to hand the band when they go on break. Most bands will prepare something to play while they break, but if you want to play specifics it’s always good to have a backup!
10. Send off Goodies
Just like your grand entrance, your exit needs to be extravagant as well! Gather your teams’ shakers, large sparklers, confetti or go big with a firework show!