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Common Things People Forget When Planning Their Wedding

Updated: May 8

Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, and it's easy to overlook some important details in the midst of all the excitement. To help you avoid any last-minute hiccups, I’ve compiled a list of some common things people tend to forget when planning their wedding.

  • Guest seating arrangements: It's important to create a seating chart to ensure that everyone has a place to sit and that guests are seated with people they know or will get along with. This also helps to avoid any awkward situations or potential conflicts.

  • Transportation for guests: While you may have arranged for a limo or other transportation for yourself and your wedding party, it's easy to forget about your guests. Consider hiring a shuttle or arranging for ride-sharing services to make it easy for everyone to get to and from the venue.

  • Backup plans for inclement weather: No one can predict the weather, so it's important to have a backup plan in case of rain or other inclement weather. This could mean having tents or umbrellas on hand or securing an indoor backup venue in case of severe weather.

  • Lighting: Lighting can play a crucial role in setting the mood for your wedding. Don't forget to think about the lighting for the ceremony, reception, and dance floor. Consider hiring a lighting professional to help create the perfect ambiance.

  • Vendor meals: Don't forget to feed your vendors! They'll be working hard to make your day perfect, so it's important to make sure they're fed and hydrated. Arrange for a meal or snacks for your vendors, and be sure to include this in your budget.

  • Marriage license: Don't forget to obtain your marriage license well in advance of the wedding day. This varies by location, so be sure to research the requirements for your state or country.

  • Timeline: Creating a detailed timeline for your wedding day is essential to ensure that everything runs smoothly. This should include arrival times for vendors, hair and makeup schedules, ceremony start time, and reception timeline.

  • Thank you notes: It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of the wedding day, but don't forget about the important task of sending thank you notes to your guests and vendors. Set aside time to write personalized notes to thank them for their support and hard work.

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but by keeping these common oversights in mind, you'll be better prepared to create a magical day that you'll remember for a lifetime.

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