As more people get vaccinated and we get a handle on the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of people are going to go through with the wedding they’ve been putting off. Weddings are joyous occasions, but they are also stressful and chaotic. There are so many things to remember and you want the planning to be enjoyable. While the pandemic won’t be coming to an end yet, it is never too early to start planning. If you set the date a good amount of time into the future, you’ll have enough time to remember all the details. Here are some things that people don’t think about or forget to do when planning for a wedding.
While a lot of people remember to send out save the dates asking for the invited guests to RSVP to the wedding, as soon as people start sending them in they realize that they didn’t create a system to track these answers. Create some sort of a database or spreadsheet to track who is coming and who is not. The amount of guests is integral to the budget. You will be paying for their food, drinks, and any other items you’ll need to buy. With fewer people attending, you’ll have a better handle on your planning and the budget.
Create a Wedding Website
It’s not mandatory, but a lot of people don’t think to make a wedding website to help people navigate the event and plan for it. You can put dress code, the catering options, what you will have to drink, where the ceremony and reception will take place and all the other pertinent details that the guests need to know. It can be very helpful to put all of this into one accessible place.
Guest Gift Baskets
A lot of people choose to give their guests a gift basket to remember the wedding. If you can afford it, putting together a basket for the guests will provide mementos and utilities that commemorate the wedding. While this isn’t mandatory if you want to make a gift basket, remembering it can be difficult amongst all of the other things you have to do. When you want people to remember your wedding, a gift basket will help with physical items that the people will take home.
Thank You Cards
Don’t wait until the wedding is over to have to deal with thank you cards. Just when you think everything about the wedding is behind you, you might realize that you didn’t thank people for attending. Wedding thank you cards can be included with your guest basket or sent after the fact. When you take the time to make and purchase guest thank you cards before the wedding, you won’t have to worry about it when you’re married and on your honeymoon.
Make a Drive for Contact Information
One helpful thing that you can do is keep all of the information for the vendor, location, organizers, pastor, and whoever else is involved. Keep the number for the catering company on this document. You can also input the numbers of family and friends who may need to be contacted for information about what the wedding events entail. A lot of information will need to be spread around to ensure that everyone is on the same page.
Bring Extra Clothes & Shoes
When it’s your wedding, you can do what you want. If you want to change into more relaxed clothing after the reception, you can. Or if you want to change into comfortable shoes, bring some sneakers so that you can dance more freely and feel more comfortable during the party. Whether you wear them or not, you should bring extra clothes for when you inevitably want to take off the suit or dress.
There are so many different details to remember when you’re planning a wedding. With so many things to keep in mind, keep a list of things that you don’t want to forget. Even if some of them aren’t mandatory, you probably want to keep a few of those things in mind. You don’t want to be disappointed about what you forgot. Keep lists, documents, and spreadsheets to facilitate the process of planning a wedding.