Planning a wedding yourself is an ordeal. You want it to be a happy event and surely it will be, but the planning stage is genuinely difficult. Especially when it’s your wedding and your first time doing this kind of planning!
To help the wedding planning stages go smoothly, here are a few of the things to remember that often get overlooked.
Transporting Decorations and Other Supplies to the Venue
While it’s common to remember that cars will be needed to transport the bride, groom and extended family to the wedding venue and other celebrations on the day, it’s often forgotten that robust transport is required to move what’s needed at the wedding venue. Here, we’re talking about all the various supplies, decorations and more.
When you’re hauling supplies, the transport needs to be quick, convenient and large enough to bring people and items where they need to go. Making several trips back and forth, you’ll also want enough space in the trunk when hauling supplies while keeping more fragile items next to a passenger so they can hold them in place on a bumpy road. That way, you leave nothing to chance.
Photos and Filming
You’ll probably remember about getting some professional wedding photos, and perhaps a video of the wedding is important to you. However, did you know that you should book the photographer months ahead to avoid having to pick from the less popular, underqualified ones?
It’s also worth having a backup plan in case the original photos or videos get saved to a corrupted memory card. Ensure the venue has access to at least a 4G LTE connection, so any photos can be uploaded to a private cloud as they’re taken. This makes it far more likely that the photos won’t get lost. This is something few people think to ensure. Note that a newer camera will be required that has Wi-Fi capabilities.
Don’t rely on the people attending to take high-quality photos with their smartphones. You cannot assume they’ll turn out well. Don’t take chances.
Did You Plan for the Weather Forecast?
Assuming or just plain hoping for favorable weather is not enough. Overlooking the reality that it could rain on your wedding day can end very badly when failing to plan for it.
Consider whether an outdoor wedding is sensible for the season. Also, plan for a secondary location if the outdoor venue gets rained off. Also, have people standing by with enough umbrellas to get from the cars into the church (if it’s a church wedding) to get inside without the wedding
dress getting drenched.
Assign Someone to Handle Last Minute Details
If you as the bride or groom have been handling the wedding planning, don’t assume you can continue to do so the day before or on your wedding day. These days it’ll all be a whirlwind, and handling such issues will make you a ball of stress!
Assign the task to a trusted friend. Get them up to speed on the venues, all the vendors, the people attending and the schedule. If there are any last-minute items waiting for confirmation, confirm how they can chase them up, whom they’re waiting for confirmation from, and what the Plan B is if the supplier fails to deliver before the wedding.
It’s useful to not only plan for your wedding but to perform a double-check on the things that you may have forgotten as well. Ask recently married friends to look over your task list to see if anything else occurs to them which is missed off.