So, your wedding day is quickly approaching; you’re ready to begin your lives together with a vow to honor, love, and devote your life to one another for the rest of your lives. But you’re also a little terrified that you’ve forgotten to handle some major aspect of your big day. Let’s see…you’ve ordered the flowers, found an officiant, and have gone over every item in your checklist. You’re pretty sure you’ve got it all covered, but you’d be surprised at some of the things I’ve seen couples forget about!
Your Passports (For the Honeymoon)
If you’re planning on traveling somewhere foreign and exotic for your honeymoon, now’s a good time to make sure you’ve got your passport on-hand. With so many details to plan for the wedding, it’s surprisingly easy to overlook your honeymoon. And trust me, you don’t want to end up like one couple I met—who got about three hours of sleep the night before their wedding because they couldn’t find their passports. What a way to kill the romance.
Something Old, Something Blue…
You’ve probably heard the old adage, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” but have you given much thought into how you’ll incorporate these into your wedding? Following this tradition is not only fun, but can add a touch of your own personality to your wedding.
Following Up With Professionals
Just because you’ve hired your wedding professionals (caterers, a wedding photographer, an officiant, etc.) doesn’t mean your work with them is done. Generally, you’ll want to follow up with them in the weeks and days before your wedding to ensure everything is as you want it. For example, you should submit a timeline to your Greenfield-area photographer so that he or she can adequately plan for your big day.
Detailed Directions for Your Guests
Are you holding your wedding in a beautiful, scenic, and secluded location? If so, then realize that simply giving your guests an address might not be enough. For difficult-to-navigate venues, make sure to provide your guests with detailed directions. The last thing you want is to see empty seats in the aisles on your wedding day because your guests got lost!
Bathrooms (For Outdoor Venues)
Finally, if you’re holding your wedding or reception in an outdoor venue, make sure there are plenty of restrooms available for your guests. You’d be surprised at how many people overlook this detail. Whether you need to rent some portable toilets or double-check to ensure that there’s a public restroom included with your venue rental, make sure your guests have easy access to restrooms; don’t make them hike a half-mile to use a restroom at your venue—especially if many of your guests will be attending with children. That’s a recipe for disaster.
There’s a lot involved with planning a wedding, but if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed, just think of how happy you’ll be when you lock eyes with your spouse-to-be at the altar, entering into a beautiful covenant in front of your closest friends and family. And above all else, remember to have fun and cherish every moment of your special day (of course, hiring the right Indianapolis wedding photographer can help preserve those memories as well).