Things To Buy For Wedding Checklist
Receptions are as unique as you are. You may only have ten guests and be foregoing a meal all together. On the flip side, you may have 200 guests and serve a 3-course dinner followed by dancing and a band. But there is still a list of items that everyone needs to consider for their wedding reception. These include:
things to buy for wedding checklist
Planning a wedding can be super overwhelming. We hope that this wedding decor checklist proves beneficial and helps to relieve some of this anxiety. Remember: this is supposed to be fun! There will never be a time more personal and focused on you than the day you get married. So enjoy the process, my dears.
When planning your own wedding it is important to keep track of the many little bits and pieces. Even the best wedding planners can overlook a few items until the last moment, when it may be too late.
I ended up wearing a fingertip length drop veil for my wedding, but now wonder if I should have worn a floor length veil instead. I strongly suggest choosing your veil and hair accessory long before your wedding day so that you know exactly which one you want to wear.
Try on the veil a few times throughout the process, take photos wearing it with your gown, and get a feel for how you will wear your hair. Only then will you know for sure which veil accessory is right for you, giving yourself plenty of time to purchase a different one. Read my complete guide to wedding veil styles to help you find the right veil length.
When the big day nears, brides are usually so caught up in worrying about everyone else that they forget to spoil themselves a little. We say phooey to that- and humbly suggest a sexy bridal lingerie purchase to look forward to on your wedding night! This little number features a flouncy vintage-inspired lace robe and a matching sexy silky-soft chemise you'll both fall in love with. Comes in sizes XS to L.
If you're having a fall/evening wedding, a luxe wrap to cuddle when the sun goes down is a must-have. But your wedding dress deserves so much more than an average pashmina! (Although a pretty pashmina makes a great bridesmaid gift.) This faux fur wrap imparts that "Frozen" ice princess vibe effortlessly while keeping your shoulders toasty all night long. Comes in four colors and sizes S-XL.
A fancy garment bag imparts a sense of anticipation. Hear me out: You see the wedding party arrive at the venue, their travel tote and garment bag in hand. You just know something fancy and fabulous is in that bag, waiting to be worn in a grand display. It's a red-carpet moment without the paparazzi hanging from a tree. These are available with seven personalizable options and four sizes in your choice of black or white.
Will your guests know where to go when it's showtime? These cute rustic wedding signs are a simple but classy way to direct everyone to their destination and reduce the number of wandering guests. Aunt Louise will thank you. Available in 11 stains and plenty of location options.
TIP: To save you and/or your friends from scrambling the night before the wedding, be sure to either buy or DIY your wedding direction signs long before the big day. That way everyone can enjoy the rehearsal dinner and evening without gold pen all over their fingers.
So you've opted out of individual wedding programs and seat numbers in favor of a big sign everyone will notice. Awesome! But an appropriately elegant display is essential. After all, no matter how gorgeous your personalized signage design is, it'll lose all its magic if it's stuck to the wall with scotch tape. This pretty floor easel comes in six finishes and holds signs up to ten pounds, 30x40 inches.
Sometimes a lit candle just isn't a good idea. Having an outdoor wedding? Maybe breezy. Have young children you want to include in the ritual? Wax burns. Had a pre-ceremony drink? Fire and adult beverages don't mix. A unity sand ceremony may be your solution! This ceremony set comes with your choice of two sand colors to match your wedding decor, two 7.5" pouring vases, and a lid to take it home without spills. Submit your favorite engagement photo to the DreamWeddingShop, and they'll etch it onto the glass vessel for an heirloom-worthy keepsake.
Delicate rustic charm are the three adjectives that best describe this sweet flower girl basket! If you're having a country-inspired wedding (and who isn't these days), it's the perfect accessory for your favorite petal-scatterer. We love the ringbearer pillow, too, btw, and the cool thing about this Etsy store is you can order as many baskets or combo pillow/baskets as you need.
We already mentioned the importance of wedding signs to keep your guests from getting lost. But don't underestimate the likelihood of losing your own way once you're overwhelmed with festivities and attention and thinking things. Wedding chair signs not only nip that potential problem in the bud, but they also look super classy! Bonus: They'll keep everyone in their place at the head table. So to speak.
Rose petals are a staple for most weddings, and beyond the aisle runner, there are a hundred other ways they can multitask. (If you're so inclined, consult Pinterest- you'll see.) But if you're buying the real thing, it'll set you back more than a few bucks. Silk petals are a much more cost-effective alternative and are every bit as pretty! These come in packs of 300 for easy measuring and are available in four sweet colors.
Wedding favors are so much fun to shop for, and depending upon what you choose, they're a great candidate for DIY wedding prep. These bubble favor labels are a perfect example! With a little help from your friends, you can create inexpensive favors your guests will love. These labels come in 17 design options- all you have to do is peel and stick!
A card box or basket is a good idea to hold any loose cards. Although one would hope everyone attending your wedding is honest, leaving easy-to-snatch envelopes full of money in plain view on a table is never a good thing. You are better off enclosing cards in a box or cage.
While plenty of guest book alternatives exist on the bridal circuit, the old-fashioned bound wedding guest book will never go out of style! An elegant acrylic sign is a great way to request your guests to sign yours. Personalize it with your names, and choose a flat or glossy finish. It's also available with a huge variety of colors to customize your backsplash and text. Stand available for purchase.
What better way to show your guests to their table in style than an oversized seating chart sign? The right sign expertly displayed can make a beautiful and bold contribution to your wedding day decor! It contributes to the decor and points your guests to the correct table- who doesn't love multitasking wedding decor?
The dinner's great and all, but let's face it, everyone's looking for the cake! Your wedding cake is a work of art and deserves to be put on a pedestal- don't settle for any old cardboard stand covered in aluminum foil. Bonus? You'll want to use these well after the wedding's over.
Once upon a time, wedding cake toppers were tiny representations of a bride and groom. While those are still cute, this Mr. & Mrs. topper is perfect for those who want something more sophisticated and less kitsch. It comes in six finishes to match your cake like a pro.
Why use just any old knife?! A gorgeous personalized wedding cake and knife server set is just what you need to make the cake-cutting ritual even more special. (And picture-perfect!) This set comes in silver, gold, rose-gold, and black with your choice of six font styles. You can even get it with a gift box for the ultimate personalized wedding gift!
To hear her guests exclaim how cute the favors are is like music to a bride's ears! (And they're so much fun to shop for.) So it would be a real bummer to have an entire table full of favors that no one takes because they didn't see them! Let's eliminate that scenario with a pretty acrylic sign, shall we? This one comes in three sizes, with or without a stand. You can opt for a glossy or flat finish, and there's every font color under the sun to accommodate your wedding colors perfectly!
Do you have to have wedding favors? Strictly speaking, no. Should you have wedding favors? Absolutely! There are so many to choose from, no matter what your guest list looks like, there's something to please everyone at every price point. (The mini honey pot is my personal fave.)
Wedding favor thank you tags are a perfect way to thank your guests for coming to the party! Plus, they're super classy. So there's that. Are you in love with your wedding stationery? Well, matching wedding favor tags are available in most of Minted's wedding stationery suites. Again, super classy.
I'm not sure when photo booths became such a wedding staple, but they are genius! Not only are they the perfect way to capture the best photos, but they're also the perfect way to entertain your guests while taking a dancing break. All in the most affordable way ever!
It's true: most of the attention is on the bride during a wedding. But that doesn't mean the soon-to-be groom wouldn't love a small token of affection on his wedding morning! He'll appreciate the gesture, whether it's something funny like cold feet socks or something sentimental like personalized cufflinks. A small gift is a great way to let him know you can't wait to see him at the altar.
Stress management is one of life's most essential skills, especially when wrangling a wedding. Have one of those ready to stave off potential disaster (and a harried trip to the nearest drugstore) with an emergency kit! This one has everything she'll need, from Tylenol to fashion tape, and it's a fabulous gift for your big day, or for next morning.
Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!
I really like the ideas of having a unique guest book to sign at my wedding. Having guest sign the matting of a wedding picture would be a fun idea. I also like your tip to make sure the pens are pretty too. Every little detail makes a difference! Thanks for these ideas! 041b061a72