It’s finally here! After months and months of planning, the big day has arrived. You’re probably a little nervous; you have a huge task at hand but don’t worry, it’s the best day of your life.
Schedules, schedules, and more schedules!
They may be annoying, but the whole event relies on them. Have them for the rehearsal, the day of the wedding, and the day after. Have the contacts of every person/vendor you will need to speak to that day. The next thing you need is an extremely detailed down-to-the-minute schedule of tasks and events, with different people responsible for each. Keep copies of every contract from every vendor, so that if something goes wrong, it can get fixed quickly and easily. And no matter what, keep communication lines open 100% of the time between you and everyone involved.
Everyone needs a role
From the planner to the bride down to the flower girl, everyone involved has a specific role in the day. Your team is no exception! Everyone on your team needs to know their tasks, and when to do them. If you are using a planner use radios or cell phones to have constant contact with the team so no one misses a beat. Give copies of the timeline to your team so everyone is on the same page. You don’t want team members breaking down the reception when the bride and groom are still breaking it down on the dance floor!
Be prepared for emergencies
Schedules and communication tools help prevent emergencies, but what else can you do to make sure it goes smoothly? Have a “wedding day survival kit” filled with last minute necessities. Tip: have a sewing kit in case a dress rips, hairspray and pins, water, wipes, band-aids, mascara, mints and deodorant. Hey, even the most perfect brides get sweaty on the dance floor!