The saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” applies to your wedding day. With so many little details, it’s hard for a bride and groom to keep track of everything so here are some surefire ways to make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch:
Choose a ceremony space close to the reception!
A common mistakes couples make in wedding is by making things difficult for the guests. Your dream ceremony space may be an hour from the reception space but that creates a host of problems. There are tons of great locations in any place close together if you are open. And think how much easier your day will be without having to travel.
Designate a day of contact that isn’t the bride or groom.
Both are extremely busy the day of the wedding and should avoid taking phone calls but you also NEED to cater to your guest. Designating a knowledgeable contact is the way to solve both problems. Handing out some contact cards at the bridal shower, posting the information to your wedding website, and sending an email with the contact information are great ways to communicate who to call. The added benefit is that your guest will not feel like they are imposing if they do need to pick up the phone.
Make sure your guests have directions and a map.
Wedding websites are a great way to organize all the information the guests and family need. Keep in mind that the most important thing a guest needs to know is how to get to the wedding. Many brides make the mistake of only including addresses in their invitations include a map to the ceremony and reception location. Also post the maps to the website as well as include a web link that can be downloaded to GPS.
Publish your schedule and important information.
Make your guests feel more comfortable by posting key information to your website. But keep in mind not everyone is web savvy and that they may not have access that day. Make sure you make paper copies with a clear timeline and descriptions of important events.
The last thing you want to do is forget about the people who made the special day possible (i.e. your vendors) but waiting until the last minute isn’t a good idea. Make up a tip envelope before the wedding and put some cash in there with a nice note.
Author Bio. Jennie is an event coordinator and blogger. She recommends Make Some Plans to help plan and organize all aspects of your wedding. Make Some Plans also makes it easy to arrange your catering in Philadephia, with a vast selection of high quality caterers.