A wedding is a huge, wonderful, ever-changing organism of excitement and celebration. Just when you think you have all the details sorted, the guest list changes, someone new has a food allergy and your back to square one. With all the details a wedding involves, it can be easy to forget some important things that will help your day to run as smoothly as possible. We’ve put together our top 8 wedding day details that you certainly don’t want to miss. Get the pen and paper ready!
This might seem like an obvious one, but it is of the utmost importance that the address and directions to both the wedding and the reception are clearly communicated in the invitations, reminders and there is relevant signage on the day. After all, it just won’t do to have a wedding with no guests!
2. Back up plan
If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, or any part of your wedding or reception is reliant on the weather, it is paramount that you have a backup plan should the weather turn against you. Whether this means transporting the whole wedding or simply putting up a marquee, ensure you have an option available to you should it be necessary.
This is perhaps the most important item on this list. For health and safety reasons, you must enqurie whether your guests have any food, pet, insect or other allergies that may affect them on the day. Ask them to bring adequate medication and treatment should they need it, and if they need you to do anything to help the case, for example organise a gluten free meal. Make a note of all the allergies at your wedding and make sure the event organisers and important people on the day are aware.
4. Extra seating
More often than not, guests will bring more people than they are allowed, or people may not sit where they are supposed to be seated. Having some extra seating allows for a few extra people or a shuffling of the seating chart. Make sure you have some extra seating available so people aren’t left feeling grumpy!
The last thing you want is to have no photos from your special day! Designate a member of the bride or groom’s party or a family member to walk around and nudge guests into photos. A great way to do this is to hire a photo booth from Perth Premier Photobooths. That way, guests can leisurely make their way over to capture memories, and they will have fun doing so!
6. Game plan for kids
If there’s going to be children at your wedding, make sure you’ve got a game plan for how they’re going to be entertained on the day. Are you going to seat all the kids at a kids table? Are you going to have a baby sitter or family member looking after them so they don’t cause too much mischief? Are there going to be kids meals and kids drinks available? These are all questions you’ll need to answer should children be attending your wedding.
7. Cards and gifts
Usually, weddings will have a cards and gifts table for ease and convenience. Keep your precious items safe by having someone constantly look after this area, and sign off who has given what gift. THis way, the gifts will be kept safe and you will remember just who exactly gave you what gift, so your thank you cards can make sense!
8. Check the historical temperature
Even if you’re holding your wedding in the height of summer, be sure to check the historical temperatures for recent years. Make a list of the past 10 temperatures, and calculate the average. That way, you won’t be in for any nasty surprises come your wedding day!
Keep these 8 tips close to your chest when organising your wedding. That way, your day will run as seamlessly as possible, and you won’t encounter any nasty surprises!
Top photo: When All The Glitter Fell by Zoe