Don’t Overlook These 8 Wedding Details
You're planning a wedding and that means you get a pass when it comes to being forgetful (it's called “wedding brain" and we understand). That's why we came up with this list of commonly overlooked wedding details that you will actually be bummed about forgetting. They're not the essentials like your venue or cake baker, but the key extras that can really make a difference on your wedding day. Read on for the list of details you don't want to let fall through the cracks.
Essentials For Under Your Dress
From the album: A Traditional Romantic Wedding in Vancouver, BC
Your dress is set (yay!), but you're not done on the fashion front. Accessories are a no brainer, but you'll also want to carefully plan what you'll wear underneath on the day of to. Because there's nothing worse than running around last minute to find a bra suited for a plunging neckline the day before your wedding. Don't forget to bring the undergarments to your final fitting!
Cocktail Napkins That Fit Your Style
From the album: A Classic Wedding in Denver, CO
Sure you could totally go with the classic white napkins your venue or caterer has on hand, but going custom is way more fun. An easy way to add a personalized touch to your cocktail hour is with napkins that are personalized and coordinate with your wedding style. These vintage silhouette printed napkins are an elegant addition to a classic wedding, and if you're thinking something playful then napkins with a saying like “Drink champagne and dance on the table" might be more you.
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Photo Friendly Getting-Ready Outfits For You and Your Bridesmaids
From the album: A Vintage Glam Wedding in Anaheim, CA
While an oversized t-shirt and a pair of sweatpants is the perfect go to getting-ready outfit on any other day, you have to remember that on your wedding every moment is going to be photographed. Getting ready pics are some of our favorites of brides and grooms with their friends and there's a lot of emotional moments before your official photo sesh. The key here is picking a look that is cute, won't mess up your hair or make-up when you take it off (so something that can be unbuttoned our stepped into and out of instead of being pulled over your head) and isn't see-through or so short that you or your girls might feel uncomfortable.
Cake Table Accessories (Like A Pretty Stand and Cake Cutter!)
From the album: A Classic Springtime Wedding in Orchid, FL
You've got the pretty 5-tier buttercream cake with cascading sugar flowers that you've always dreamed of, but you're not quite done yet. Finish off the cake table with a few fresh flowers (you could even repurpose your bridesmaids' bouquets), a detailed cake stand and don't forget the cake cutter and servers engraved with your wedding date (trust us, you'll use it for years to come).
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Gifts For Mom and Dad (Don't Forget MIL and FIL Too!)
It's easy to take your parents for granted (and even take your wedding stress out on them from time to time), but on your wedding all will be forgiven and appreciated with a thoughtful and sentimental gift. Even just a card with a sweet note about how much you love and care for them will go a long way if you're planning to gift them a wedding album later down the line.
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A Bathroom Basket
Making sure you have enough bathroom stalls per person is a given (typically one bathroom per every 35 guests just in case), but a touch of extra hospitality can go a long way to make your guests feel welcome. Stock a basket full of necessities like mints and extra bobby pins and everyone will thank you.
Accessories For Your Flower Girl
Now that you've got her dress all figured out (phew, that was a tough one) don't forget about one or two accessories to finish off the look. A cute pair of earrings or a bracelet can even double as a thank you gift to her for so dutifully making sure her basket of flower petals is empty once she gets to the altar.
An Emergency Kit
From the album: A Rustic Cultural Wedding in Rhinebeck, NY
Stuck zippers, a tiny drip of red wine or a flyaway that can't be tamed happen, and even these small bummers can lead to a major panic attack if you're not prepared ahead of time. Make an emergency kit that your maid of honor can keep handy throughout the wedding just in case and you'll feel more at ease.
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