Wedding season is here which means you’re in the home in the home stretch of your planning. With the million things to do before the Big Day, two or three or even 12 tasks are bound to fall through the cracks.
So all you future brides and grooms, here are a few details that are typically overlooked that I want to be sure you keep in mind.
Decorations (beyond flowers) Tablecloths and centerpieces fit into your rental and florist budgets, respectively, but couples typically overlook small décor items, like candles, signage, and the ceremony backdrop.
Gifts for parents You may have budgeted for a gift for your wedding party to say “thanks,” but what about your parents? Along the wedding planning journey, you may want to pick up a few gifts for all of the wonderful people who went above and beyond to show their support and shower you with love.
Transportation Transportation faux pas can ruin your entire day. Plan to hire your car company six months before your wedding and consider things like your date, ceremony and reception sites, and the size of your wedding. If you’re getting married in April, May or June, near prom and graduation season, formal vehicles will be in high demand, so you’ll need to book your transportation even earlier. The same goes for special rides like vintage cars, which are in shorter supply than your typical limousine.
Additional and special diet meals Most vendors will request a vendor meal in their contract; however, as a rule of thumb, any vendor that is working over five hours and is present during the reception should be treated to a meal.
Also, be sure to make note of all the guests who have food allergies or are vegetarian or vegan. Provide a list for your caterer noting where each of these guests is sitting. Your caterer will love you!
Wedding Day meals You may be nervous and not feel like eating, but remember you’re in for a long day and night. A little protein will steady your nerves and provide stamina.
Gratuities Lastly, do not forget to tip your vendors. Tips are never obligatory. They are meant to be expressions of appreciation for especially good service. However, it is customary to show your gratitude by tipping the people involved in making your special day a success.