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Your day is loaded with details. Don’t forget these important ones.
You’ve booked the venue, chosen your bridesmaids’ dresses and finalized the invitation list. So you’re ready, right? Maybe not. Here are a few frequently overlooked planning details.
“Pictures, place cards and table seating are major details that people save for the last minute and end up causing the biggest headaches,” says Stephanie Weston of Exquisite Events In Wilmington. Arrange seating and photos as soon as you get your RSVPs. Weston also suggests designating someone other than the wedding planner to corral key family members for pictures.
“Don’t save the small details for the end. Act as if your wedding is a week before it is, so you can relax and take a breather,” says planner Leanne Silicato of Rehoboth Beach. “Touch base with your vendors to know what your final payments are. Have someone be responsible for their checks and tips, like the mother of the bride or a bridesmaid.” Ask yourself about guest transportation. Will you need to include the cost in your budget for a safe ride home for those who have had too much fun?
Marriage licenses, wedding favors, programs, bridal party gifts and vows are commonly overlooked. Special things such as a nice pen for the guest book, toasting glasses, ribbons on bouquets and cake toppers should be kept in mind.—Rachel Lee