Raise your hand if you've ever forgotten something important. Now raise your hand if you've ever forgotten something important at a wedding. The difference in the two is that the smallest oversight at a wedding can cause big problems or simply avoidable inconveniences. We've come up with a list of 7 things that are often overlooked in order to help you get the most out of your big day.
1. The Wedding Cake Transfer
Believe it or not, sometimes you just don't think about who is going to take the cake from point A to point B. But even more overlooked is the freak out question, "Wait. Who's going to put the cake on the table?" Of course, many brides opt in for a catering service or baker to handle this, but sometimes that simple service is not included. Make sure this is covered before you end up with a cake-tastrophe.
2. Don't forget your mothers and grandmothers!
Most of the time, mothers and grandmothers are the first to be seated in the ceremony. That also means they are usually the last to be escorted out. More times than we wish to mention, the minister steps forward to invite the guests to the reception and Mom and Grandma are still sitting in their seats. Don't forget about them! They're the whole reason you're here.
3. "Who has the corkscrew?"
Not everyone serves wine at their reception, but if you do you've GOT to make sure you can get those bottles open. Sure, some wine bottles have twist caps, but a corkscrew is easily overlooked if you're in a hurry to set up the wine bar. Designate someone to bring this with them early on.
4. "Where's my purse?"
The bride has a ton on her mind the day of her wedding, let alone thinking about what's to follow the reception. Want to be the best bridesmaid ever? Offer to keep up with her purse throughout the day and she might hold back a little on being bridezilla.
5. Hoard those gifts.
Wedding gifts can be pretty substantial, especially if you're just starting out in life. Yeah, you may end up with three or four toasters and an unneeded waffle iron, but regardless- make sure the gifts get to your house after the wedding. Designate someone to take the gifts where you will return to after your honeymoon instead of just hoping they all get somewhere safely.
If you're leaving straight from the reception to go on your honeymoon, you're going to need clean underwear. Your luggage has to somehow end up in your getaway car. Choosing someone trustworthy to handle this small task will save you a lot of worry and potentially your marriage.