Wedding Day Ideas
These are ideas to help make your wedding day run smoothly
- It is not "bad luck" to see your fiancé before the wedding. In
fact, many couples would like that "moment" of seeing each other to
be shared by only themselves rather than in front of all of their
guest. Your photographer can even take photos of you at that time.
- Start your wedding day with a healthy breakfast.
And while on the subject of food, your bridesmaids are probably
going to be too busy before the ceremony to stop for a meal. Set a
aside time that day for lunch with sandwiches, chips, fruit, and
other snacks to make sure they get some food beforehand.
- Make sure your phone is fully charged and pack your cell phone
charger. You will probably be getting a lot of phone calls the day
of your wedding---then put someone else in charge of answering it.
- Sometimes just the smallest details are forgotten .... make sure
your wedding dress is on a nice hanger. You don't want an ugly
hanger in the photo of your wedding dress that your photographer
takes, before you put on your dress.
- Have an original theme. There are all kinds of interesting
themes you could have for your wedding. You don't have to stick
with normal ones. You could have a chocolate wedding, a coffee
wedding...the list goes on and on. Just use your own imagination
for more ideas.
- Make sure the guys try on their tuxes when they pick them up! Make
sure there aren't any size switches with others in the group and
that everyone has their appropriate tux. Make sure you have all the
accessories and pieces that should be included in your tux. (bowtie
or regular tie, a cummerbund or vest, cufflinks and shoes) And
don't forget the socks....the right color for your attire....please!
- Since the idea of inviting people to your wedding is so that
they can experience the joy of it, you will want your elderly guests
seated as close to the action as possible so they can see and hear
clearly. If they are in wheelchairs or have walkers or canes, then instruct your ushers to seat them at the end of the row (so
that they can get in or out easily) and return to escort them after
- Give your wedding cake an extra wow-factor with a tricked out
cake table. Wrap it in vines or sting lights. Construct it out of
stacks of books, or ask your florist to swap in tall vases of
submerged flowers for a look that will make your guests do a double
- New ideas are so wonderful! When having a garden wedding,
instead of flowers for the bridal bouquet, give your attendants
beautiful fans to carry. They make a dramatic fashion statement
while providing cool relief for an outdoor wedding.
- This is just an idea that I got from one of my customers.
After one of the weddings held at Magnolia Court in the garden area,
the bride and groom asked the guests to linger for a group photo in
the garden area. That photo was later used as the cover for the
couple’s thank-you cards…..how neat an idea!
- I recently read an article about a couple whose two-year-old
ring bearer was a little aisle shy. So the groom did what anyone
would do….bribe him with candy. From the altar, the groom flashed a
bag of jellybeans, his favorite, to coax the young boy down the
aisle. Naturally, it worked.
- Another idea used at Magnolia Court for an outdoor wedding,
(especially if you’re fortunate enough to have a stunning view as
our garden area is to add a pop of color to every
other inner-aisle chair by attaching a cluster or large flower
(hydrangeas, dahlias, and roses work well). Remember, an outdoor
wedding will not last more than about fifteen minutes. Spend more
of your decoration budget for the indoor area and reception where
your guesst will spend more time. Simple is Elegant!
- My son, Zack met and married a wonderful girl, Kaysha, who had a
daughter, Jenna, then four. When they got engaged, Jenna would
say,” we’re getting married”. After Zack and Kaysha exchanged vows
and the rings, Zack bent down to Jenna, who was standing next to her
mom, and put a ring on Jenna’s finger too! She was so excited and
surprised. It was very touching to watch as Jenna was included in
this very special way. Remember, when you are getting married and
there are children, to include them in some kind of way. This is a
special and big day for you, as well as for them.