5 Things Brides Forget About for their Wedding Day
There’s a million things to take care when it comes to planning your special day, and you can’t be expected to remember everything. While the big things will be at the forefront of your mind – we’re sure you’re going to be wearing a nice dress and have a beautiful venue – others you might forget about until it’s too late. That’s why we’re on hand to help you out. We’ve put together a list of some of the all too common things people tend to forget about – until it’s too late.
It’s no good having the perfect wedding venue if not everybody is able to actually the venue. When finding the spot for your wedding, take into consideration any mobility issues that your guests may have, such as those in a wheelchair. It’s also paramount that you’re aware of the locations of the venue’s fire exits and the total number of people it’s able to legally accommodate. There’s no use finding a venue that is perfect if you need to trim your wedding guest list just to host it there.
It doesn’t take much for a day that has been so thoroughly well planned to unravel due to unforeseen circumstances. It could be something relatively minor, but there’s no such thing as minor when it comes to a wedding day. Having insurance will help protect you against any accidents or unfortunate incidents connected to your wedding, be it an accident, loss of wedding rings, or anything else. While you may lose your right to a perfect wedding, you’ll have the money back to be able to try again at another date.
Small Details – party favours, wedding guest book, etc
It’s the small details that can take a wedding from ‘good’ to ‘great’. Once you’ve got all the big guys – DJ, cake, and so forth – out the way, spend some time about any of the extra details you could include to make your wedding one for the memory books. Party favours and a wedding guest book are popular wedding day surprises for your guests, but you don’t have to stop there – cameras on every table, photo booths, soda machines and other fun things all help your guests have a great time.
Meals – vegan, gluten free etc
What’s on the menu? Hopefully something everyone will be able to it. In this day and age, there’s no chance of having just one or two meal options for your guests (unless you know them all really well). Do your best to accommodate for vegans, vegetarians, and those who are unable to eat gluten. They’ll appreciate the others and so will you when they have the energy to hit the dance floor all night. It’s also mightily important, for obvious reasons, to check for any allergies your guests may have. There’s nothing that’ll ruin a wedding more quickly than an ambulance stretching away a guest just because they’re eaten some seafood.
Things Go Wrong
In all likelihood, your special day will go off without a hitch. You’ve put this much time into it – how could it not?! Alas, some things are out of your hands. Delays can always occur. There’s two things you can do with this. The first is relax and understand that not everything can go perfectly all the time. The second is to speak with the people involved in your wedding before the day and find out what their policy is regarding staying later and any fees attached to this. You’ll be able to relax a lot more knowing that small delays and other incidents won’t have a knock on effect for the rest of your day because the photographer or whoever won’t stay longer.
And The Rest
The truth is that you can’t have a hold on every single wedding detail. Some things have to give. However, if you find out what is important to you and your husband or wife to be, and prioritise the happiness of your guests, then you’re putting yourself in a good position to have the kind of day you always dreamed about. For everything else, there’s insurance and the chance to do it all again on another day.
Article wonderfully written by guest writer Gemma Hilton. Please enjoy this article and it is a pleasure to welcome Gemma to the team. Brad Whitelock, Perth Wedding Celebrant. Ph: 0431 974 608