One Wedding Day Tip To Rule Them All: Have a Checklist for Your Wedding

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One Wedding Day Tip To Rule Them All: Have a Checklist for Your Wedding 

There are lots of things that can go wrong on the day of the wedding. To make sure nothing goes wrong, a lot of couples are on the side of caution to the extent of avoiding bad omens before the wedding. It’s still surprising, however, to see most couples never prepare a wedding day checklist.

A wedding day checklist is similar to any other checklist. It lists all the things you should do on or before you exchange nuptials. The checklist is your first line of defense against anything that can go wrong on D-day. In fact, the checklist can help you get some of the preparations done a day or two ahead of time.

If you don’t have an idea of what should go on your checklist, here are a few items that you should have on your list. They are listed in order of importance so that you start with the most important tasks first.

#1 Weather Check

If you plan on having an outdoor wedding, you should be concerned about the weather well before the wedding. There are lots of online resources you can use to check the weather forecast a couple of weeks in advance. As the big day nears, you should make a final check to make sure it’s not going to rain. If the forecast predicts rainy weather, start making a backup plan like booking an indoor site.

#2 Seating Arrangements

Believe it or not, the seating chart you decide on can make or ruin your wedding. The Daily Mail posted an article about a wedding day brawl between the bride’s family and that of her ex-boyfriend. The ex-boyfriend, who was seated at the bridal table, produced unsavory pictures of the bride leading to the massive brawl. Needless to say, the whole wedding was a disaster, and it’s all down to the seating chart. Make sure you get your seating arrangements right to avoid an unnecessary distractions and inconveniences for your guest. 

#3 Wedding Ceremony Items

Double check to make sure you have everything you need for the wedding ceremony, or that it’s already at the venue. Last minute dashes to find a missing ring pillow, or a missing wedding license can cause a lot of stress and confusion.

#4 Supplier Confirmation

You should list all the suppliers and their contact information. That way, you’ll be able to keep track of who’s behind schedule and contact them immediately. The following suppliers are especially critical to your wedding day preparations:

•    Caterer

•    Florist

•    Photographer

•    Videographer

•    Bartender

Having a checklist of these items helps you avoid getting blindsided at the altar. But remember, every wedding has its unique set of needs. You may have to add a few items on your checklist depending on the type of wedding, venue, and theme.