When planning for your wedding, there are many things that you have to consider to make it “perfect.” You have a list and a plan to check out all details, just to make sure that you are on the right path. Even with a coordinator, you are also kept on your toes as to the details of your wedding. Every single piece of the wedding counts because overlooking even a little detail can make a big difference.
Many couples and coordinators are overly eager to focus on the big things of the event: the ceremony, reception, guest list, dress, and food. If you focus on these things, you may lose out on putting your attention on some other details that are important, too. That is the problem when you organize a big event, such as a wedding, because you may forget the little details that can make or break your event.
For sure, you don’t want to miss out on the little details on your wedding that can make a difference to your event, like wedding entertainment, for instance. You don’t want to commit mistakes on your big day, so it’s best to check out this list.
These are some of the wedding details that many couples overlook when planning for their big event:
1. Total number of guests and RSVPs
Sending invites is one thing; but totaling the number of guests, including their companions, is another story. The former is easy to do, while the latter is trickier since there is a lot of factors involved. Some guests may forget to send their RSVPs within the deadline, and others may bring guests without informing the coordinator. It is a difficult task to manage the final guest list, that is why it is essential for you to get a coordinator who can do this for you. You already have a lot of things on your mind at this point, so if you still add this task to your list, you will end up bogging yourself down with specifics that must not have a place in your schedule.
Be sure to be specific with your invites. You can tell your guests politely that you are on a budget for your wedding, so you cannot invite more than what is indicated on the invitation. While many guests will take this positively, there are some who may feel that this is limiting. Do not get swayed by these few guests, because for one, this is your event. No one else should dictate what you can or cannot do, so you have to be firm. Also, it is the reason why you must have a point person to manage the number of invites because having none can wreak havoc on your schedule and sanity.
2. The season and weather prediction
Plotting a wedding date on your anniversary may sound sweet, but there is nothing better than being sensible with your date choice. You already know that there are rainy and dry months in a year. Although with climate change in the picture, this differentiation remains although on a general scale. If you are holding your wedding whether indoors or outdoors, be sure to be sensible with the dates you choose. Avoid having your beach wedding during the winter or rainy season as doing so proves to be incredibly uncomfortable to everyone. Also, avoid having an indoor farm wedding if it’s going to be at the height of summer because everyone will struggle with the heat. These are some of the considerations that you must talk through with your partner, and you must never take these things lightly. Mother Nature is a force to reckon with, and you cannot override it. So, it is best to be ready.
Check weather updates regularly, and use last year’s records as a basis, too. You can have a general idea of what to expect for a given month, so you can start plotting your dates after this research.
3. Additional payments
You think that paying for all your suppliers will seal the deal up to your wedding date? Think again. Couples get surprised when they are fitted with a high bill at the end of the reception, with many add-ons that guests may have requested from the kitchen or bar. While couples specify what can be availed for free, some guests may try to override this information and still go with what they want. For sure, this kind of behavior is unacceptable, but difficult guests are unavoidable in any event. Therefore, you must be ready to foot the bill at the end of the night should there be unexpected add-ons.
If you are short of budget, be sure to make it clear with the kitchen or bar as to what is included in the event. Anything outside of the list should be shouldered by the guest, and the guest must be notified about this. If there are no limits, then guests may think it is a free-for-all event where they can get what they want.
These are some of the wedding details that many couples overlook. These things may sound insignificant, but when you put them together, they can make or break your event. Be sure to take these details seriously so you, your partner, and your guests get to enjoy your wedding to its fullest.