Feel like you’re missing something while wedding planning?
Check out this list for commonly-forgotten things when couples plan their weddings!
Transportation If you are getting ready somewhere other than your venue, you need to figure out how you’re going to get to the venue. Uber is not usually the best option. You need something dependable.
Having someone to take care of the gifts and cards. If you have a planner or coordinator, they will usually handle this for you. However, most planners require a trusted family member to be there through that process (for liability purposes). It’s an easy assignment, but one that you need to delegate to somebody else.
Cake cutting set It’s easily overlooked! Daisy + Sun Events has had several couples forget this, which is why we now carry them in our emergency kit!
Card box A lot of people assume that guests will get something from the registry. However, many people bring cards instead. It’s incredibly important to have something to put those cards in. I highly, highly suggest having a card box that locks.
Breakfast + lunch day of Couples often focus so much on the actual wedding meal, but you also need to make sure that you eat something during the day before the ceremony starts. Something like a grazing table with snacks, or mini sandwiches, are great options!
Good rest before the wedding Daisy + Sun has so many brides and grooms who don’t go to sleep until 2am the night before the wedding. We get it, you want to hang out with your friends, your nerves are probably going nuts, but you really need to make sure you get some sleep.
Detail box Detail photos are some of the best photos to look back on. You spend so much time crafting those details, from your invitation suite to your table design to the shoes and jewelry you picked out, so you need to make sure you have all of these things in a box, ready to hand off to photo and video.
Marriage license I cannot tell you how many times that I’ve had couples forget their marriage license. It’s not the end of the world, you can always sign it later, but you have to make sure your officiant and witnesses (if applicable) are there to sign it with you. Plus, if you want the official photo, make sure you pack it!
Reserved seating signs This is the number one most forgotten thing. You will most likely be blocking off at least the first row for family members to sit, but your guests won’t always know it’s reserved unless there are signs there.
Eating You are spending all this money and time picking out your meals for your guests, make sure you get some! You don’t want FOMO the next day when everybody is talking about how good the chicken was.
Having time with your newlywed. Truth is, there is a lot happening on the wedding day, which is why so many couples look back on their day and say, “We didn’t even get to have alone time,” – this is normal, but there are ways to avoid it. Scheduling even 15 minutes in the timeline where you and your partner are alone in the getting ready suite is so important. You’re married now, you should get some time on your day.
Guest book writing utensils Pens, markers, sharpies, etc. Make sure you get ones that will go with your guestbook so guests are able to write on it.
Vendor meals Most vendors will have in their contract that you need to provide them (and possibly their assistants) meals. They’re most likely spending 6+ hours onsite, so it’s important that they get some food so they can perform at their best too!
Kids table items If you’re having kids at your wedding, make sure that you pick up some items from the dollar store so they aren’t poking their fingers into the cake and running wild.
Table numbers Even if you are not having a seating chart, you need table numbers. This will make it so much easier when it comes to the DJ dismissing tables.
Creating a bad weather plan/sunny weather plan It’s risky to have only one plan. If your wedding is outdoors, whether that be ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception, you need to have a backup plan. Whether that be a deposit on a tent or a plan to move things to a different covered space, there needs to be a plan. If it’s too sunny, you need to provide water to the guests and maybe even some fans.
Lighting It’s overlooked, but it’s necessary. The daytime is usually fine, but if you’re having a tent, you need some lights for nighttime.
Including you and your partner in the guest count So easy to forget, but you need to make sure you add 2 to your list!
Vows If you are writing your own vows, make sure you have the vows printed out, whether it be in a book or on paper.
Enjoying your day This is the number one reason to hire a planner/coordinator. You don’t want to be running around having to fix anything that happens because you didn’t hire somebody to handle it for you. This includes family members, you want them to enjoy your day alongside you!