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5 Wedding Details Brides Might Not Think About

Are you a seasoned wedding guest veteran?  Do you ever notice little things that could of been better or avoided at a wedding?  We have seen it all, and by planning our brides’ weddings we make sure these details are thought of and taken care of so there are no hiccups the day of.

1.  Photographer needs a seat too! Remember that your photographer typically stays with you most of the day, from hair/makeup all the way ’til the final exit in the Rolls or the last coupe de champagne has been drunk.

Keep in mind that if you are traveling from a ceremony site to your reception with your bridal party, you will want your photographer with you, so when planning a limo or other transportation include them in your numbers.  Believe us, you will want those great pictures on the trolley.

2.  The headless guest.  Either when you are discussing centerpieces with your decor designer or florist, or once they have some mock ups for you to review, remember to make sure guests are able to see the other guests across the table from them.  There is nothing worse than being seated at a table with family and friends you can’t wait to catch up with and you can’t see their head across the table.

3.  Dress bustling stopwatch.  Decide early on at what point during your day you will want your dress bustled.  Then, depending on how intricate your dress is, you may have to enlist more than one bridesmaid to help you.  Make sure they are aware they will be helping you in case you see them veering to the bar for their second vodka tonic, looking for those tiny hooks requires some sobriety. If your dress is really detailed – like 6 layers of lace – it could take up to 15 minutes to get your dress bustled.  Keep that in mind when planning your wedding timeline!

4.  Vendor meal insight.  Take a close look when signing your vendor contracts, especially your entertainers and your photographer.  They may require a meal while working your wedding and if you are having a $100/plate dinner these could add up quick.  Remember to clarify any of the vendor requests before signing anything so you are prepared.  You can also contact your caterer to ask about less expensive meal options for them.  Also have a discussion with the vendors about when they typically take their meal, for the photographer it should be while guests are eating but not during speeches.  Band/DJ should be before the intros and entertainment begin, but after they set up.

5.  The fainting bridesmaid.  Feed your girls.  They have most likely been dieting just like you and the day of your wedding isn’t the day for a handful of grapes to sustain the walk down and back up that aisle.  Have wraps, salads, fruit, cheese – anything you want – for your bridesmaids (and you!!) to eat while you are all getting ready.