Wedding planning tasks are probably going to take over your life for at least the next year. It’s no secret putting on a wedding is a LOT of work! If you’re worried about missing something, here’s the top 5 tasks we’ve seen couples miss over and over throughout the last 5 years.
1. Breakfast or snacks for your bridal party
One of the best things you can do on your wedding day is making sure you and your bridal party are fed and hydrated! Planning ahead to make sure everyone has something to eat and drink as you’re getting ready is important. You can plan for delivery, have brunch catered, or go to Costco and grab croissants, fresh fruit, and some bubbly!
2. Check if you need an appointment to have your ring cleaned
This is one of those wedding tasks that isn’t a necessity, but chances are your photographer will take lots of close up shots of your engagement ring! Call to see if you need an appointment to have your ring cleaned and ask how long it will take. Normally it shouldn’t take more than a few hours, but with the pandemic some jewelers say they ship the ring out for cleaning.
3. Gratuity envelopes
The week of your wedding, grab a stack of envelopes and label them with each of your vendors who you will need to tip at the end of the night. Place their gratuity in each envelope and give these envelopes to someone you trust. This trusted person will then be responsible for distributing these envelopes at the end of the night. For your vendors who don’t stay for the entire duration of your day, make sure they are given their envelope before they leave. (Think your baker, florist, etc.). If you aren’t sure how much to tip, or how to build gratuity into your wedding budget, click here to start working with one of our talented wedding planners virtually, to guide you through this process.
4. Pack your suitcase
As you’re thinking about what you’ll need to bring for wedding day, don’t forget to pack your overnight bag! Pajamas, comfortable change of shoes, an outfit if you’re attending the brunch the next day, and your ID. You don’t want to try to check into the hotel and realize you forgot your ID!
5. Print, print, print
It’s become very common to recite speeches and vows off your iPhone. We strongly encourage everyone to have a printed copy too! This is one of those wedding planning tasks you will be thankful for later. While it’s okay to use your phone, having a paper copy is a great backup in case a phone dies or malfunctions. Plus, having a printed copy of your vows makes for beautiful flat lay shots!