A Checklist of Things Needed for a Wedding Day
Virtually everyone has a dream wedding plan in mind: smart, well-fitted tuxedo; elegant white dress; that memorable first dance; going for a honeymoon in an exquisite vintage car. Though getting caught up in the all the romance of the preparations is quite easy, there are many things — both big and small — which you could fail to consider as you put the wedding preparations in top gear. When your wedding ceremony is at the horizon, certain details, such as making sure a repair kit is handy or gifts for your groomsmen, can make or mar this special day of yours. Below, you’ll find a checklist that can help you to ensure you have contemplated and planned for every necessary part of the ceremony.
Printed Items Checklist
Make sure they everything is in order here:
- Thank-you notes
- Cake bags
- Place cards
Venue of Wedding & Reception Checklist
When you are picking the location for your wedding & reception, there are some things you should take into consideration, such as the following:
- Maximum Capacity: It is quite likely that you will book the venue for your wedding and reception before making up your mind on final numbers. Make sure that your chosen venue has enough capacity to accommodate the number of guests you intend to invite.
- Disabled Access: This is especially important if you’ve aged or elderly relatives, or friends that use wheelchairs or walkers.
- Safety Measures: A lot of venues require that the wedding party host cater to liability insurance in case there is any injury or property damage. Ensure that you make findings about any insurance requirements, or other similar safety measures.
- Choices of Meal: Almost everyone has one dietary restriction or the other these days. Whether your invited guests are gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, allergic, or kosher, you need to let the caterers know they should pay good attention to guests that have special dietary needs.
Other Essentials Checklist
Verify final arrangements with your vendors: Finalise all arrangements with the vendors, making sure that all of them have exact directions to the wedding venue and the phone number of a contact person.
Get set for final payments: Try to take care of your vendors’ payment ahead of time so you wouldn’t have to rack your brain to remember those you owe after the ceremony.
Have tip envelope ready: If you intend to tip anyone, including the DJ, the banquet captain, or wait staff, create envelopes with their names written on them and put the correct amounts in the envelopes. This step is important because sealed envelopes are much safer than a huge stack of bills in your pocket.
Take extra cash along for unforeseen circumstance: You could wish to offer a gratuity to a guest that you think has gone the extra mile to make your wedding a huge success.
Weddings are one of the most important events in our lives. For your wedding to take place smoothly and memorably without any hitches, adequate preparation is key.
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