When you’re planning a wedding, it can be easy to let a few of the little aspects slip your mind. There is so much that goes into your big day, after all. While some things are okay to let get by, there are some of those particulars you just won’t want to miss out on. It’s all in the details, so here are some specifics you don’t want to forget when wedding planning!
Sign, sign everywhere a sign. Signs at weddings are super popular nowadays, and there’s a reason. Signs are a helpful (and cute!) way of telling your guests where everything is. Incorporate signs into your wedding decor as much as possible. Utilize fun bar signs to let people know about your signature cocktails. Have a welcome sign when they walk in to let them know where everything is going to be, like the ceremony and reception. Create a unique seating chart so your guests know where they’re sitting, like this window chart. The good thing is too, you don’t have to break the bank by buying everything new. A lot of signs you see on Pinterest and Etsy can be DIYed, so take advantage of that opportunity!
A unique guest book
While a guest book is usually a standard for most weddings, you want yours to stand out enough so people actually sign it! You also want your guest book to be something you’ll really enjoy looking back on after your wedding is over, and for years to come. Try something like this time capsule guest book, where your loved ones write down a message for you to read on each anniversary. For something more visual, take a twist on the photo booth and have a polaroid guest book. Your wedding reception will go by so fast that it will be nice to have the polaroids to look back on and read your guests’ sweet messages.
While you might think it’s not worth it to spend the extra money on favors for your wedding guests, you’ll want to reconsider. Yes, some guests will throw out a favor that doesn’t have much thought put into it, but a nice favor that has a little extra love added into it will be remembered as a great addition to your wedding! Fill personalized mini mason jars with homemade jam or honey, or whatever you like! Giving your guests something they can actually use means they’re more likely to take a favor and really enjoy it.
Tip the help
You’re going to have a lot of different vendors helping out on your special day to make everything run smoothly. At the end of the night, all of those people are going to need to be paid, and tipped accordingly. Designate a point person to do all of your payouts so you don’t have to worry about it. Set aside a specific amount of your wedding loan to tip everyone generously. You’ll likely have to give some extra cash to everyone who had a hand in your wedding day, so make sure to tip the right amount. Without the service of the vendors you’ve hired, your day wouldn’t have happened, so don’t forget to tip.
While it may seem simple, thanking your guests for making your wedding what it was is so important. After your wedding is over, you want to make a lasting impression by sending thank you notes to your loved ones. Don’t just send a picture of you and your new spouse and call it a day. While you may think a shot of the two of you holding a sign that says thank you will do the job, the lack of a written note will be noticed. Really take the time to personalize each note and write something thoughtful. It might be tricky to figure out how to write a thank you note, but your friends and family will appreciate the effort of you sitting down and taking the time to write from the heart. They’ll appreciate it more than you know, so it’s worth the extra time.