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Weddings: 6 Things You’re Probably Forgetting to Do

General Wedding Top Tips

June 13, 2020

Planning a wedding is a whirlwind of an occasion. From the get-go, the whole event is full of excitement and a million and one things that need to be done to enable your big day to go off without a hitch. With all that in mind, it is completely understandable that many couples either completely or nearly forget a whole host of handy little things that will make the whole day go even smoother. Read on for our top 6 things that you’re probably forgetting to do.

Include yourself in guest counts

Whether for your venue or your caterers, always make sure that the two of you are included in your final guest counts. In the flurry of making sure everything else is ready, it can easily be forgotten - but you’re eating and attending, so you need to be on that list!

Have a backup plan for bad weather

Especially important when living in the United Kingdom - if you’re planning to host your ceremony, meal or reception outdoors, even if it’s in the middle of July, always arrange a backup plan! The last thing you want is to get to the morning of your immaculately planned big day for it to be pouring with rain all over your outdoor event. Assume the worst, make the backup plan!

Assign a first-point-of-contact that isn’t you

On your wedding day, the last thing you’re going to have time to do is answer the phone for queries from suppliers, the venue themselves or lost guests. It’s often overlooked because let’s be honest, most people spend their days glued to their phones, but on your wedding day, you’ll have other priorities. Assign a handy friend or relative to be the first-point-of-contact for any and all on the day queries so you don’t have to add it to your list!

People don’t really like other people

Generally speaking, this is, of course. When planning seating arrangements for your ceremony, sometimes it can be helpful to allow a few extra seats here and there. It just gives your guests space to sit in a manner that is more natural for them, and some people just wouldn’t naturally sit next to people they don’t know.

Sunset o’clock

When planning timing for your big day, knowing when sunset should be can be a great help. Sunset is a brilliant time for wedding photos, regardless of whether it’s your formal portraits or candid shots of you and your guests. The lighting is sublime; don’t miss the opportunity!

Bring a change of clothing

Especially important if you’re planning a breakfast or lunch with your guests for the next day. We’ve heard horror stories where couples have gotten married and enjoyed their reception, and then remembered the next morning that they don’t have anything to wear for breakfast with their guests!

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