While planning a wedding is exciting, no one claims it’s easy. Selecting centerpieces, choosing songs, creating seating arrangements, many brides will overlook some of the most important details. Now that the dress is ordered, invitations are mailed and the wedding just around the corner, it may feel like time to relax. But here are a few details to guarantee your big day plays out smoothly.
1 Scan through bridal magazines, photographer websites, wedding blogs and more to compile a list of “must take” photographs. Although photographers will present ideas and suggestions on what they think looks best, doing your own research may offer a creative spin for a stunning picture. Trust your photographer, but don’t
be afraid to speak up and suggest an alternative.
2 Break in your wedding shoes! Whether you have chosen to wear 6-inch heels or flat sandals, don’t spend the day in uncomfortable shoes. To make your walk down the aisle a little easier, try wearing your shoes while you do everyday tasks — like folding laundry or taking a trip to the supermarket. Trust me, your feet will thank you later.
3 Check and double check your honeymoon. If you plan to go overseas, ensure your passports and/ or shot records are up to date. Have you arranged all accommodations? Will you need traveler’s checks? Also, it might be a good idea to leave essential travel information with family or friends, just in case there is an emergency!
4 Investigate purchasing wedding insurance. It’s not essential for every wedding, but this is worth considering for someone planning on an outdoor venue. Wedding insurance covers the costs of unforeseen disasters from bad weather to an absent officiant, and with prices skyrocketing, it might prove a worthy investment.
5. Arrange for someone to collect your gifts after the reception. Friends and family have spent time and money helping you and your new spouse get off to a good start. The last thing you want to happen is for the gifts to disappear! Amidst the excitement of their getaway and farewell, countless couples have failed to delegate this important responsibility to some- one, leaving them empty-handed when they return from their honeymoon.
Ask the mother of the bride or groom or someone responsible in the bridal party ahead of time to make sure these are looked after.
Above all, take a deep breath! Make sure that your wedding day is full of laughter, joy, love and celebration—exactly how you always dreamed it would be!
By: Kelsea Russo