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There are always a few things that could come up on your special day that may not have occurred to you. No, these are not disaster issues but they are things you may want to think about. It’s the most special day of your life and you want everything to run smoothly. Here are ten things to consider, then put them out of the way and move on to planning your big day.
10 Tips You May Not Have Thought About By: Laura Taylor There are always a few things that could come up on your special day that may not have occurred to you. No, these are not disaster issues but they are things you may want to think about. It’s the most special day of your life and you want everything to run smoothly. Here are ten things to consider, then put them out of the way and move on to planning your big day. 1. Have a coordinator to handle things on the day of the wedding. If hiring a coordinator is not an option, ask a trusted, responsible, and organized friend or family member to oversee all the details. 2. Do it your way. You and your husband-to-be know what you want and how you want things to be at your wedding. Don’t let a planner, caterer, florist, venue manager, mother, or friend try to change your mind. 3. Check your dress before the wedding day. Look it over for loose threads that may cause damage, check the zipper, and be certain it still fits properly. Leave yourself time to fix any problems. 4. Buy comfortable shoes. The ones you love may be stunning but can you wear them all day? Painful feet will make you miserable. If you must wear shoes that you know are going to hurt your feet, take another pair to the reception and change when you can no longer stand it. 5. Unless you’re an absolute traditionalist, consider doing photos before the ceremony. It can take a very long time and your guests are waiting. 6. Plan your music with your band or DJ. Not only the special songs, the first dance, mother and son, father and daughter, but suggest some music that the older guest will enjoy. You may want to include a Do Not Play list, such as All My Ex’s Live In Texas, Mother-In-Law, and To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before. 7. People don’t dress as formally as they used to. Everything is more casual and flip flops are common foot attire. Will you be upset if a guest turn up at your wedding in cargo shorts and Crocs? A dress cut down to here? Your invitations should include information on attire, such as Formal Attire, Black Tie, Outdoor Attire, or Casual. 8. Not everyone wants children at their wedding and if the invitation is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Family Friend, that implies that children are not included in the invitation. But someone will bring them, anyway. Be prepared for it and for the behavior of bored children. If issues arise, let your coordinator handle it. The same goes for those weird relatives everyone has and can’t get out of inviting. 9. If you are serving alcohol at the reception, things could happen. In the fun and excitement of the evening, someone is certain to over-indulge. Plan for this and designate someone, preferably a mild mannered big guy, to be on the lookout for potential problems. Keeping some sort of food out all evening for snacking can help to avert the problem. 10. This one is important. Don’t stress over what has gone wrong or not the way you wanted it. What could be so bad that it could ruin the day you’ve planned for so long? Very little is worth getting upset over and the goof-ups will add to the memories. It’s your day, yours and his. A day to remember, to cherish, and a day of fun and excitement. Let the little stuff slide.
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