20 Things You Might Forget When Organising Your Wedding

Planning a wedding is an exciting yet challenging task, and amidst the excitement, it’s easy to overlook some crucial details. To ensure your big day goes off without a hitch, here’s a list of the top 20 most forgotten things when organising a wedding.

  1. Vendor Meals: Don’t forget to arrange meals for your vendors or suppliers. They work hard to make your day special and need fuel too.

  2. Marriage Licence: It may seem obvious, but the marriage licence is often overlooked in the whirlwind of planning. Check your local requirements and ensure it’s ready in time.

  3. Backup Plans: Always have a Plan B for outdoor weddings. Weather can be unpredictable, and it’s better to be safe than sorry. 

  4. Wedding Day Timeline: Create a detailed timeline for the wedding day. This will help keep things organised and ensure everyone is on the same page.

  5. Transportation: Consider transportation for the wedding party and guests, especially if the ceremony and reception are in different locations.

  6. Guest Comfort: Provide essentials like sunscreen, bug spray, and even blankets for outdoor weddings, ensuring your guests are comfortable.

  7. Photography Shot List: Don’t forget to compile a list of must-have photos for your photographer. This ensures you capture all the special moments.

  8. Meal Preferences: Account for dietary restrictions and preferences when planning the menu. You want all your guests to enjoy the meal.

  9. Children’s Entertainment: If you’re expecting little ones, have a plan for their entertainment to keep them engaged during the festivities.

  10. Gift Table and Card Box: Set up a designated area for gifts and cards, preventing any potential mix-ups or losses.

  11. Post-Wedding Transportation: Arrange transportation for yourselves after the celebration. You don’t want to be stranded at the end of the night.

  12. Apparel for Unpredictable Weather: Have a backup plan for unexpected weather changes, like a shawl for a chilly evening or sunscreen for a sunny day.

  13. Speeches and Toasts: Confirm with your speakers in advance and provide them with a timeline, ensuring smooth and heartfelt speeches.

  14. Bathroom Amenities: Stock the restrooms with essentials like tissues, hand sanitiser, and breath mints.

  15. Cake Cutting Tools: Don’t forget the cake cutting set. It’s a small detail but an essential one.

  16. Music Playlist: Create a playlist for every part of the day, from pre-ceremony to the dance floor. Ensure your favourite tunes are ready to roll.

  17. Seating Arrangements for Vendors: Plan seating arrangements for vendors during the reception to ensure they are comfortable during their breaks.

  18. Thank-You Gifts: Prepare small tokens of appreciation for those who helped make your day special, from the bridal party to the vendors.

  19. Guestbook and Pen: Set up a visible and accessible guestbook, complete with a pen for well-wishes and memories.

  20. Wedding Insurance: While no one likes to think about it, having wedding insurance can provide peace of mind in case of unexpected circumstances.

This list is NOT supposed to make your panic.  Far from it. Relax, enjoy the organisation and at the end of the day, don’t worry, everyone will have fun if you are!

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