In the midst of organising all the major parts of your wedding day, many of the minor details can often get forgotten. However these small details can sometimes have a big impact, making your special day more memorable for your guests, as well as helping to make the day more enjoyable for yourself. Here are just a few details worth considering when planning your special day.
Get creative with your guest book
A guest book can remind you of everyone who came to your wedding and can be a nice keepsake to look back on afterwards. Of course, a guest book doesn’t have to be a book and there are lots of other ways in which you can get your guests to interact and leave messages. Instead of having a book, you could have a jar and some pieces of paper that people can scrawl messages on before placing them in the jar. You could also consider a fingerprint tree for guests to put their fingerprints on. You could even supply a polaroid camera and offer guests the chance to create a polaroid scrapbook!
Provide entertainment for kids
Many people consider the adults when organising a wedding, but don’t consider the kids. Offering some toys such as bubble blowers or water pistols could occupy them during the reception party. You could also consider hiring a kid’s entertainer to put on a show for the kids for part of the evening. On top of this, you could supply some sweets for the kids to snack on – you could even set up your own pick and mix table.
Personalise your wedding invitations
Wedding invitations could be a small detail worth considering too. Pure Invitation’s range of wedding invitations could provide a nice touch when reaching out to your guests. You may be able to personalise these with photographs or custom printed messages. Make sure to double-check everyone’s address before sending your invitations out and ensure that you’ve detailed all the necessary information regarding the time and location of the wedding.
Put some money behind the bar
Some of your guests may have travelled a long way to be there which could have involved already spending money on fuel or public transport. Putting some money behind the bar could be a nice gesture allowing your guests one or two free drinks. Alternatively, you could simply brew up a few pitchers of punch in advance or provide some free bottles of wine on the tables.
Cater to everyone’s dietary requirements
There may be some guests that have special dietary requirements. Some guests may not eat meat or dairy products, whilst others may have allergies to foods such as nuts. If you’re offering a buffet, you may simply be able to offer a range of foods for all preferences, allowing people to pick and choose the foods they can eat. If you’re providing a set menu, you may want to ask about preferences in advance so that you know exactly what to serve up each guest. If you’re using a catering company, they will likely have solutions to use instead if someone has an allergy or is a vegan.
Check what time sunset is
Catching the sunset on your wedding day could help to add to the romance of the occasion. By finding out in advance what time the sun sets, you can schedule to be outdoors there and then.
Have fun with lighting
Lighting is a wedding detail that often gets forgotten but it can be essential for helping to set the mood. There are lots of playful ways to use lighting and creating a magical feel. You could consider using fairy lights if you’re on a budget or you could try lighting some candles in Chinese lanterns. Meanwhile, hanging tradition Edison bulbs could help to create a rustic feel. Try using sites such as Festive Lights when ordering lighting for you wedding day.
Craft some wedding signs
Adding some signage could be helpful for your guests, helping to direct them around the venue. You could try ordering your own custom printed acrylic signage from sites such as The Native Bride. Alternatively, you could simply buy some chalk boards and create some handwritten signage to place around your wedding venue.
Add a memory wall
A memory wall could be a nice feature to add to the décor. This could contain a collage of photos of you and your partner, helping to celebrate your relationship on your special day. The photos could even be positioned in a way that tells a story of the two of you. You could also provide photos of the two of you with friends and family for your guests to relate to.
Supply flip flops for guests
For your female guests that are wearing heels, it could be worth supplying some flip flops. These could give your guests the option to switch into these flip flops when they’re feet get tired. You can provide these beneath each table or simply provide a communal basket to store them in.
Bring a change of clothes
Whilst you may plan to wear your dress for as long as possible, there may come a point in the night when you really want to change into something lighter. Bringing a change of clothes gives you the option to change out of your wedding dress if you need to.