- Rain Plan
If your wedding is taking place inside, then you are good to go, but if you are planning an outdoor wedding, be sure to have a Plan B Rain Plan for both the ceremony and reception. This may mean extra expenses as tents may need to be rented, or it could mean a completely different floor plan for your big day. Fingers crossed the sun will shine, but it’s a good idea to have a solid Rain Plan in place well before the big day.
If you’re decorating with flowers at your wedding have a plan for what to do with them after the big event. You could give them away to friends and family members as they leave at the end of the night or leave them with the venue – some venues welcome fresh flowers for the regular meal services the next day, or arrange for someone to drop them off at a nursing home or hospital.
- Tech Chargers
There’s nothing more frustrating than reaching for your phone to capture a moment when you’re getting ready with friends only to find that the battery is dead. Be sure your that whatever tech equipment you’ll need - phones, iPads, laptops, cameras - are fully charged the night before and bring a charger with you so you can re-charge if need be.
This also goes for iPads or laptops that are being used as your DJ/playlist for the afternoon and evening – be sure to have the right power cords and chargers to avoid disappointment.
- Vendor Meals
Most vendors who are on-site for the duration of your wedding day (anyone working over 5 hours) will require a meal so be sure to include them in your final guest numbers for your caterer and/or venue.
- Photo List Manager
Having a photo wrangler along with a detailed photo shot list is the most efficient way to power through the family and bridal party portraits – if you’re looking to have these captured. Designate a family member or close friend who knows most, if not all, of the family members and bridal party to take charge of the list. Let’s face it, the photographer probably won’t know who your important family members are, so when they get to the 'photo of the bride with aunts and uncles’, your wrangler can easily grab these family members and help everyone stay on track with timing.
- Eat & Stay Hydrated
From the moment you wake up on your wedding day you will be excited, maybe a little nervous and on the move. Be sure to eat and stay hydrated throughout the day. You want to be feeling (and looking) your best throughout the entire day. Have healthy snacks and beverages on hand and put your maid of honour/best man in charge of taking care of you on the food and beverage front.
- Specialty Meals
Well before the big day be sure to ask all your guests if they have any food allergies and/or if they are vegetarian or vegan. Once you’ve acquired this information, add it to your guest seating chart for your caterer/venue and wedding planner – they will love you!