Between touring venues, meeting with photographers, and attempting to figure out a seating chart, it’s easy to overlook the smaller wedding details. Whether it’s a feature for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, or reception, we’ve got you covered at the height of this wedding season with small details and ideas that are sure to make a big impact.
Emergency Prep Kit
Pack your emergency prep kit now so you can thank yourself on your wedding day. Start by finding an easily identifiable container. If you have a little wiggle room in your budget or extra time to browse, there are plenty of trendy and customizable bags available on Etsy, but an old makeup pouch will work just fine.
Make sure to pack the essentials for freshening up throughout the day: deodorant, floss, mints, lipstick, perfume, bobby pins, safety pins, stain remover pens, extra translucent powder, and travel sized hair spray. Don’t forget to bring any medications you normally take throughout the day like your birth control pills, for example. It’s a good idea to pack some Ibuprofen and Pepto Bismol tablets, too, just in case!
Protect your guests
We all cross our fingers and hope that mother nature will wake up on the right side of the bed the morning of our wedding day. Unfortunately, that’s a circumstance we just can’t control. What we can control, however, is how we prepare for it.
Be sure to start checking the forecast around ten days in advance and pay attention to patterns of thunderstorms, humidity, or extreme heat. Plan ahead by purchasing bulk umbrellas or personal fans. Are you having your wedding outdoors? Consider providing bug spray or sunblock for your guests. You could even offer sunglasses as wedding favors!
Try not to stress too much about the weather, as some things are simply out of our hands. Just be sure to have a backup plan for any outdoor wedding activities!
Not only are you planning the biggest celebration of your life, but you’re prepping for a day where all eyes and attention will be placed on you – no big deal, right? If wedding planning has you stressed out, you’re not alone. But hey, don’t sweat it. There are plenty of tips to help manage any wedding-related stress you may be experiencing.
The most important thing you can do is to ensure that you’re getting enough sleep. When we aren’t fully rested, we can begin to feel the toll it takes on our mood and even our memory. Consider taking a melatonin vitamin if you find your mind is racing at bedtime.
Changing up some of your lifestyle habits can go a long way in managing stress and feeling better. Making sure most of your meals consist of whole, nutritious foods along with drinking plenty of water each day will help to boost your energy, reduce bloat, and even aid in clear, glowing skin.
Bonus points if you can squeeze in a workout or two each week. Not only does working out reduces stress, but it helps keep your immune system strong to ward off viruses waiting to put a damper on your big day. Check out these fitness apps for quick, affordable, and easy access to workouts.
In the age of social media, we’ve been conditioned to dream of a Pinterest-worthy set up for our wedding (and rightfully so – it’s only the biggest day of your life!). In the midst of finding the perfect decor to match your theme, don’t forget to add personal touches that describe you and your fiance as a couple.
Don’t be afraid to find fun and creative ways to nod to your personalities and inside jokes. For example, instead of table numbers, consider labeling tables by your favorite books, movies, or places. This day is all about celebrating your life together, after all!
Bridal Party Robes
While scrolling online for some wedding inspo, chances are that you’ve come across pictures of brides getting ready with their bridal parties that are to die for. The trick? The perfect set of bridesmaid robes. Since it’s customary to get your bridesmaids a gift anyway, the classic “getting ready robe” will be something they’ll be sure to love. Not only can they wear it around the house after the wedding, but they will make for the most beautiful and memorable pre-ceremony pictures.