We’ve learned a few things being around brides as often as we are. Today we thought we would share 5 quick things that we have learned and want to pass on to our amazing brides!
- Transportation of gifts after the reception – talk to someone (mom, sister, mother in-law) about where to take your gifts after the wedding. Can they drop it by your place? If yes, do they have a way to get in? Or maybe they will stay with mom and dad – do they know that and have a way to get them home?
- Post Reception clean up – chances are you are going to have a myriad of people helping with the clean up and many of them will be clueless. While most of it will be handled without a problem, things like makeup, special photos, and other things can get lost in the shuffle. Assign one or two people to the things that matter most to you. For example, make sure someone is in charge of getting home your wedding dress, shoes, makeup, etc. This way, you can relax on the honeymoon!
- Go through your cards – You may not realize it, but you will get a ton of money and gift cards in the cards from your wedding. Before you leave, make sure to grab your card box. You will love having the extra spending money on your honeymoon. And while you are opening the cards, write what was given inside each card for thank you notes later.
- Make a wedding day timeline – just the act of writing down the day will help you realize what needs to get done in what amount of time, and it will help you to be mindful of your guests’ time. If there are large gaps between your events, include ideas to keep your guests occupied while they wait for the next event.
- If you splurge on one thing, let it be on a photographer that knows what they are doing – The number one thing we hear brides talk about as their biggest regret after their wedding is the fact that they didn’t have a wedding photographer or videographer who knew what they were doing. It is the photographer’s job to capture the joy and beauty of your day. They should capture every detail of your wedding that made it so beautiful and meaningful.