It’s in the Details
My favorite part of my job as a wedding planner is seeing to all the little details involved in an event. It can be easy to overlook the details when you’re worrying about the larger tasks, but the small things are what truly make an event magical. If you’re someone who struggles with diving into the nitty gritty, take a look a few suggestions from me for your big day:
| vow booklets |
If you and your SO plan to write your own vows, I encourage you to purchase vow booklets for the final draft of those sweet words. These will make beautiful mementos to look back on. If you’re not sharing custom vows during the ceremony, you can use these classy booklets to share sweet words with your future spouse before the ceremony. They also make for beautiful photos!
Etsy is a great place to find the perfect vow notebooks.
| paper goods |
Finding the right templates and design for your paper goods can be such a fun adventure. While menus and programs aren’t required for a great event, they can add character and structure a full day. Guests often appreciate knowing what to expect, whether that’s what the day’s schedule will entail or what they are going to eat for dinner. Again, Etsy is a great place for pre-made templates for all wedding paper goods. You can also design something beautiful using Canva, and print it yourself on nice paper from a craft store.
| meaningful pieces |
Of course “something old” is a time honored tradition. You can incorporate something old and sentimental into any part of the big day. It can be a ring hidden in the bride’s bouquet, a handkerchief in the pocket of the groom’s suit, a black and white wedding photo in frame at the guestbook table and so many others. Don’t limit yourself to one “something old.” Allow yourself to incorporate elements that mean a great deal to you throughout the decor for your wedding.
| custom cocktails |
Spice things up by providing your guests with unique cocktails for your big day. These custom cocktails can be each member of the couple’s favorite mixed drink or even their favorite wine or liquor. It doesn’t have to be fancy, it just has to be special and unique to you and your SO. If you and your families are not big drinkers, consider having special mocktails or a punch to be served along with the regular drinks.
| customized items |
Although the wedding couple already stand out amongst the wedding guests, consider providing something unique that only the wedding couple get to have. This could be a small wedding cake just for the two of you, monogrammed or customized koozies or glasses, or even an embroidered denim jacket to wear during the exit.
| a moment |
Schedule a time during your busy day for just the two of you. This could be used for signing the marriage license, enjoying a quiet dinner before re-entering for the reception or sunset couples portraits. Whatever you decide it is, make space for the two of you to simply enjoy each other in the midst of all the hustle and bustle. This will make a huge difference in how connected you both feel going into the hugs and smiles.
Whether you add one or all of these suggestions, I hope they bring that much more light and fun to your event.