Remember when I told you that my darling fiancé bought me a wedding idea book for Christmas?
Well, I’ve finally started to read through it, and I am at the half way mark. A lot of the book is full of great ideas for centerpieces, decorations, venues, themes, and other items. The rest of it gives tips for the big day and everything leading up to it. I figured this would be a good time to tell you some of the things I have learned so far! This is definitely not everything, but it’s a good list of reminders for me!
- Don’t forget to tip people like the hairstylist, valet, coat checkers, chauffeurs, makeup artists, catering staff, bartenders, restroom attendants, musicians, officiates, etc.
- Be sure to seat older attendants by the restroom.
- Change your name with banks, landlords, health providers, utilities, insurance, social networking/email, employers, associations, postal service. Update your Social Security card, driver’s license, voter registration card, credit cards, passport, and legal contracts.
- Make sure to get pictures with important people like grandparents, not just with the bridal party.
- Break in your shoes before the wedding by wearing them around the house covered in very thin socks.
- Don’t forget to have food for the day of the wedding. The caterers will take care of the actual meal, but the rest of the morning while getting ready will require some food. Although the bride may be too nervous or anxious to eat, the bridal party will want something!
- Do not let anyone dictate how you want your big day!!!
- Start a thank you box with all the necessities so it’s all in one place. This could include stationary, envelopes, pens, cards, stamps, etc.
- Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box.
- Create an album with all of the cards that are received before, on, and after the big day.
- Do not forget to give thanks in a special way to all of the special people on your special day. (I know, a lot of specials in this one). This includes grandparents, parents, bridal party, etc.
Like I said, these are just a few of the things I have read. Can’t wait to finish the book!
For those of you who have been married or involved in the wedding planning process, do you have any other tips for me?