“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” If only those four things were all you needed to think about in preparation for your wedding. So many brides and grooms find themselves overwhelmed by the amount of planning that goes into their big day. It can sometimes be easy to forget the smaller things, but it’s the little details like these which can often make your day all the more memorable. With that in mind here is our list of all the finer details you mustn’t forget when planning your wedding.
Before you even start planning your wedding, it’s a great idea to think about a theme. Whatever it was that brought you and your partner together, be sure to incorporate it into your wedding day to add a personal touch.
Gifts for the Bridesmaids
Your bridesmaids are undoubtedly your closest friends and family; the women who have always been there for you. Show them your appreciation with a personalised gift and thank them for playing such an important role in your wedding. And you don’t have to stop at the bridesmaids. Say a special thank you to your whole wedding party including the groomsmen, flower girl and ring bearer.
A fantastic way to make great memories is to set out a guestbook for everyone to sign. Wedding guests will fill it with great anecdotes about you and your partner and reveal how much fun they had during your special day. As the night goes on and the drinks keep flowing, you might even be treated to a few funny gems from friends. Alternatively, if you want something more hi-tech, why not recruit a friend to act as the evening’s videographer? They can collect messages from your friends and family on a video camera!
Sometimes flowers can be one of the more pricey aspects of a wedding, so it’s important to get it right for you. Some people opt for artificial flowers, so they can keep them as a memento of the wedding. Or how about choosing a floral crown for your bridesmaids instead of asking them to hold a bouquet?
It seems like a little thing, but choosing the right chair decor can transform your reception room. Turn something standard into something much more spectacular. Whether you want to add a splash of colour or keep everything coordinated, opt for wedding cover hire to complete your theme.
You’d think choosing confetti would be easy, but nowadays there’s so much to choose from that the decision is made harder. If you want to keep it traditional with paper confetti, choose biodegradable products. Dried petals will add even more beauty to your photographs. Or if you want something unique, what about a bubble machine?
Everyone loves free gifts, and at many weddings you’ll find great party favours. We think the best gifts to give to your guests are things they can eat or things they can actually use. How about personalised M&Ms, or a customised shot glass?
If you follow this list, you’ll have every detail perfected, so when it comes to your wedding day, you can relax. Enjoy your special day after all the hard work that’s gone into it.