Weddings detail one must avoid forgetting

 

Forgetfulness is the bane of good planning. Sometimes, that is what messes up the execution. So you know that to avoid this mess, you make a list to check twice (and more times) and see if execution goes according to plan. But of course, you must know what things should be in that list, since even before you make the list, you might forget some things. So here are those details that you have to keep track of:

 

Planning for bad weather

Nobody could accurately predict whether typhoons or storms could hit or not on the wedding day, so it’s best to be prepared.

Planning for bad weather

 

Knowing sunset time

The changing light will affect photography and may also lead to increased costs when you turn on the night lighting.

Planning for bad weather

 

Assigning point people for contact

In case you’re quite busy or stressed, it’s best to have someone help you take calls or take point for handling vendors and contacts.

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Bridal party transport

And for the bride and groom too. This is not just the bridal car, but for all transport needs, even before and after the event. It’s something you need to plan well especially if you’ve going through the traffic of Metro Manila.

Bridal party transport

Event lighting

Especially if the event is going into the night, make sure you have adequate lighting for the venue.

Event-Lighting-Guide

 

Gratuity budget

Some services may require this, so you should have this ready when needed.

Bridal party transport

Change of clothes

Always have these so you could relax later on when you feel the itch of the gown. That even includes a spare gown if an accident really ruins the main one.

Change of clothes

Someone to handle wedding attire.

If rented, they can do the running to the rental shop, or for a custom gown, dealing with the tailor and all. And to help the bride dress and change if needed.

Change of clothes

 

Meals for vendors

If that hasn’t been already arranged, make sure you’ve arranged with the vendors on whether they’ll eat.

Meals for vendors

 

Assign a guide for photographers

A “photo wrangler” is someone who guides the photographers on who the people close to the couple are. That makes sure all the right photos are taken.

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Extra seats

This would help in case people bring a lot of their friends or guests, even if you’re on a budget.

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Time for wedding dress alterations.

This is especially necessary if you’ve gained or lost some inches during the waiting period, or if you decide to change your mind about a certain detail on the gown.

Time for wedding dress alterations.

Booking hotel rooms and lodging if entourage and guests are traveling

A destination wedding venue will require you to have this, and it’s a great courtesy to the people involved. Welcome bags for guests coming from out-of-town are also a good idea.

Booking hotel rooms and lodging if entourage and guests are traveling

 

Music playlist for the DJ

Aside from what’s desired to play, mention what’s not to be played, because there are guests who will be touchy about certain songs.

Music playlist for the DJ

 

Wedding signs

Signage remains a key part of the wedding setup. Not just where the bathroom is, but where the food and seating are.

Wedding signs

 

Overtime talk

In case you expect some overtime, talk it over with your vendors.

In case you expect some overtime, talk it over with your vendors.

Stay well fed and hydrated

Don’t forget to eat and drink normally, so you don’t collapse out of hunger or thirst. That also means putting yourself and your spouse in the catering list.

Stay well fed and hydrated

 

Food allergies and all

You should know if any of your guests have adverse reactions to food. You should kow these.

Food allergies and all

Have the wedding website ready before emailing invites

That is, if you have such a page.

Have the wedding website ready before emailing invites

 

Planning accessories

Make sure you have time for that, since accessories are matched to the wedding attires. So in case you want to improvise, allot some time for it.

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