The wedding planning checklist’s most forgotten items (part 3)

Are any of these items missing from your wedding planning checklist? (part 3) Wedding planning advice from some of the top wedding planners across the U.S.A. When it comes to your wedding planning checklist, unless you’re a professional wedding planner it’s almost impossible not to overlook something. We asked some of the top wedding planners across […]
Los Angeles wedding planner Bright Blue Events
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Are any of these items missing from your wedding planning checklist? (part 3)

Wedding planning advice from some of the top wedding planners across the U.S.A.

When it comes to your wedding planning checklist, unless you’re a professional wedding planner it’s almost impossible not to overlook something. We asked some of the top wedding planners across the U.S.A. for advice on items that are often missed by couples planning their wedding.

San Diego Wedding Planners Always Flawless Productions
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“One thing that always gets overlooked is just how early hair and makeup need to start. Because everyone is so excited on the wedding day, hair and make-up always tend to run behind and you need to start about 30-60 minutes earlier than you would think. This way everything stays on time, and nobody is stressed because things are getting behind. The other thing that seems to always get overlooked are pens for the guestbook!”

– San Diego Wedding Planner Ashely from Always Flawless Productions


Los Angeles wedding planner Bright Blue Events
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“Let the little things go and enjoy every little nanosecond of this amazing day! An incorrect napkin fold or a chef forgetting to bring breadsticks will not matter in five years from now….dancing with Grandma and spinning with your nieces will!”

– Los Angeles Wedding Planner Carole Grogan from Bright Blue Events


Charlotte wedding planner Enchanted Weddings by Design
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“Remember to EAT! You do not want the highlight of your wedding day to be you fainted at the altar. It is important to add to your day of timeline at least 1 hour for yourself where you can grab a bite to eat and have some downtime to reflect on the day ahead.”

– Charlotte Wedding Planner Yolanda Boulware from Enchanted Weddings by Design


Dallas wedding planner Rachel Events
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“Eat and relax! Just take a moment to stop and breathe and really take in the day. Too many bride and grooms just let the day go by and it’s over before they know it!”

– Dallas Wedding Planner Rachel Eden Leuck from Rachel Events


atlanta-wedding-planner-sister-secrets
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“The cutting of the cake. Once the bride and groom do their pictures with the cake and have their toasts, if the caterer did not provide the Wedding Cake there is often no one there to cut it and have it available for guests. No one wants to ask a family member or guest to do this so it is often worth the extra fee to pay your caterer to provide this service for you.”

– Atlanta Wedding Planner Callie Rackley from Sister Secrets Wedding & Event Planning


Dallas wedding planner Birds of a Feather Events
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“This is tough because I have extensive spreadsheets and checklists so that nothing gets overlooked by accident. I can’t tell you the last time we forgot something by accident, knock on wood!”

– Dallas Wedding Planner Wendy Kay from Birds of a Feather Events


Charlotte wedding planner Magnificent Moments Weddings
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“Well, when you hire a planner all of the details are there 🙂 Really, going through the checklists I have made for myself for the business have really allowed all of the details to be well thought out and not overlooked. A lot of couples tell me all the time there are so many things they did not think of until I asked.”

– Charlotte Wedding Planner Amanda from Magnificent Moments Weddings


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“Return transportation or the Bridal Party! They are often transported to the wedding, but not home.”

– San Diego Wedding Planner Melissa from I Do…Weddings & Events


Dallas wedding planner Each & Every Detail
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“I’m going to be honest and tell you that this question is hard for me as a planner. It’s our JOB to make sure nothing gets overlooked, so I can’t honestly tell you of a particular item or thing that often gets overlooked because it’s just in my nature to check for those things. However, in thinking about this from the perspective of a couple that has not hired a planner, I would say the timeline or agenda for the wedding day. I often hear stories from those who have attended a wedding that did not have a planner, and they talk about how things did not flow smoothly, how events got missed or didn’t happen because the couple ran out of time, or how things took way too long on wedding day, such as the formal photos taken with family after the wedding ceremony.

Couples should make sure and speak with each of their vendors before the wedding day to figure out the flow of the day and get accurate estimates for how long things take so they can successfully put together an accurate timeline for the day. A good timeline guides the day and helps everything flow naturally without any overlong waiting by you or your guests, or running out of time for the things you wanted on your wedding day. This takes a lot of effort to coordinate each of the vendors in getting their input and approval once this is pulled together, but it’s completely worth it!”

– Dallas Wedding Planner Wendy from Each & Every Detail, LLC

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