Don’t forget the little things { Advice }

Posted by The YesBabyDaily Team on 27 August 2014

Don’t forget the little things

Your Wedding - Don’t forget the little things

There’s a lot going on when you plan a wedding, so many details to remember and so much excitement for the big day! We’ve compiled a handy list of little things you might forget with a printable wedding checklist you can keep!

Asking Your Bridesmaids & Groomsmen

While you don’t have to go all out with your Bridesmaid & groomsmen proposals, it’s always lovely to make them feel special by putting together a thoughtful Bridesmaid proposal or Groomsmen proposal. Some of our favourite ideas are specially labelled wine bottles, custom made cards, a Beer for the boys or even something simple like a posy of flowers.

For more ideas, read our blog on Bridesmaid proposals
You can also get beautiful personalised Bridesmaid Proposal cards made by BridesDesign

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Guestbook, Photo Props & Escort Cards

While things like table numbers & your wedding program wouldn’t have been forgotten while planning your big day, don’t forget the details like a guestbook, escort cards or a seating chart & one or two props or ideas for your wedding photographs!

A guestbook doesn’t have to be conventional, but it’s a lovely keepsake to remember all the people who shared your wedding with you. We’ve seen so many amazing ideas for unforgettable guestbooks we blogged about in our Creative Guestbook Ideas post. Think about what you would want to have in your home, instead of locked away in a cupboard. It might be a canvas, or something box-framed - or maybe bottles of wine or even a bench!

Escort Cards (or a Seating Chart) are a must-have for your wedding if you’re inviting more than 30 guests, and unless you’ve decided to do away with formal seating plans. Keep in mind that your family may want to be seated together, or that guests who don’t know that many people might feel a little lost without a designated seat.

A beautiful seating chart can become a focal point & part of your decor, and escort card tables can be made to look beautiful with flowers, candles or other special touches to your theme and colours. We’ve got a whole lot of inspiration in our posts on Wedding Styling & Pretty Place Cards and Escort Cards . And we’ve collected a few of our favourite ideas to inspire you below! Don’t forget to add place cards or a seating chart to your wedding checklist.

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While you want your wedding photographs to be natural, and to capture the real moments of the day - photo props can add some personality to your pics, and can make for beautiful wedding photo’s! Get creative with your photo props and choose wording or materials that compliment your theme & colours. Be inspired for fun photo props with our ideas below and add them to your wedding checklist!

If you’re looking for a team to help you with a few fun props with your wedding, get in touch with BridesDesign.

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While there’s nothing wrong with beautiful petals for your wedding confetti, why not introduce something different & creative for your guests to throw!? Not only does different confetti look magical in the photographs, it can be a lovely way to inject some of your personality into your wedding. From pom poms to feathers, you can find cool confetti alternatives here.

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A Ring Pillow or Box

We all swoon over beautiful ring photo’s, and the moment when you both are brought your rings to place on each other’s hands will be one of the most special of your wedding day! So don’t forget to add finding a ring pillow or box when planning your wedding. You could make or choose something sentimental that you’ll keep afterwards, or simply find a ring pillow that goes with your wedding theme & style.

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Our ‘little things’ Checklist

To help our member South African Brides, we’ve put together a ‘little things’ checklist. You can pin it, download it & print it - to help you remember all those smaller items on your big day! We’ve also got a free wedding planning checklist here, with all the bigger things too!

Wedding Planning & Wedding Decor Gauteng

Looking for a full-service wedding planner, on-the-day co-ordination or wedding decor to hire?Get in touch with the amazing team at WHITE weddings & events

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