Whether you’re a bride, bridesmaid, or wedding planner, you probably know what to expect from a wedding. It’s easy to get used to the way everyone does things and forget that there are always tiny decisions that make it all possible. Wedding planning can range from the big picture—like venue location and dress—to the small stuff—like transportation and silverware. We’ve gathered some of the wedding details that people often overlook so that you don’t forget a thing on your big day.
What To Feed Your Bridal Party
When the girls are getting ready, what are they going to eat? There are hours of preparation before the ceremony, and you can sometimes forget about food. Plan to pick up catering from a local brunch spot or buy finger foods that everyone can graze on throughout their hair and makeup appointments. You might want to consider sending a tray over for the guys as well. Some ideas for bridal prep snacks include:
- Mini doughnuts
- Yogurt parfaits
- Fruit trays
- A charcuterie spread
- Sushi tray
If your bridal party has different food preferences than you do, it’s important to consider everyone’s dietary restrictions and needs before committing.
If you’re the bride, your wedding day will likely be one of the few in your life when you’ve got an assistant to help you get ready. If this isn’t the case, take a deep breath and remember that it’s not as hard as it seems!
Make sure you have your hair and makeup done by someone who knows what they’re doing. Additionally, ensure that your bridesmaids have coordinating hair and makeup styles. You want you and your bridal party to look amazing on your big day. One wedding detail that people often overlook is that the day will require makeup touch-ups. Pack your makeup bag to have in tow if you need to freshen up between the ceremony and reception.
This detail is especially important if you’re planning an outdoor wedding. You can rent sound equipment to ensure that your audience can hear every word as you read your vows. Tiny microphones or full setups are available.
The Big Day
The little things are important but don’t get caught up on it all. The experience will fly by, and no one will remember the finish of your silverware. Take the time to think through each part of the wedding day and note any details that need special attention. If you forget something, what’s that old saying about something borrowed?