You make a check list for all the items you WILL NEED to bring with you the day of the wedding, but you don’t make one for all the items that will need to return with you. Several items that get left behind include:
I.D.’s or credit cards from open bar tabs
Clothing that you arrived in
Shoes. They get really uncomfortable and you kick them off somewhere and then forget where exactly.
Sand ceremony vases or unity candles
The best thing to do to ensure that items like these don’t get left behind is to assign your parents or bridal party members jobs. Now do make sure if mom and dad will be responsible for gifts that they not bring dad’s sleek, two-seater, sports car to the wedding because they will be making numerous trips to get all the gifts home.
Plan Ahead and have on hand.
Make sure to have a few extra seats and dinner setups; plates, flatware, glasses, and napkins for any surprise guests who may show up. This happens more often than you would think. Last wedding we were partook in was at a rented facility that everything was brought in and we had six extra sets (including chairs) and ended up using four for unexpected plus ones and the other two for little guests who just so happen to drop their items on the floor. Always a great idea to plan a few so no one is caught off guard by these moments. We were able to add these extra guests in with ease and even help the little ones out who lost their flatware before the meal began.
C&C (which is an acronym for creative coordinators *wink* *wink*) created this blog to document the amazing weddings we have been lucky enough to partake in and to offer advice and tips to future brides. We are grateful that bride’s allow us to play a role in the beginning of their life together. We have a job that maybe 98% of the time is extremely happy, memorable, and an ideal day. It is fun, ever-changing, never dull, rewarding, and we are grateful that bride’s allow us to play a role in the beginning of their life together.
Here are a few highlights of our favorites posts to our most viewed posts, click the title to view the posts
Our most popular post, yup you guessed that’s why we re-blog it: Fun Favors and Awesome Activities
Our most popular non-wedding post: Young 50th Anniversary Party
Our most viewed Wedding Story: Proffitt Wedding
Our most viewed Friday Find: Most Over the Top Wedding Proposal
We might add this adorable couple is now married and they are expecting so we will share the adorable baby announcement video too. Yes this is it the fabulous Justin Baldoni star from Jane the Virgin so after the proposal and wedding video did you really expect anything less!
We want to say thank you and we can’t believe it has been 4 years already!
5 Things Worth Splurging on for your wedding in 2015
We know we know most everyone has a budget and most people don’t want to hear we think you should spend more on something but here ate out top 5 picks we really truly think you should send a little extra on in 2015. We give you the A-OK to splurge on the following!
1. An Extra Bartender
If you have over 125 people or an extra heavy drinking crowd. Even if you just plan on the extra bar tender for a portion of the wedding like from pre-ceremony beverages till the an hour after dinner (normally a 4 hour minimum) trust us your crowd will thank you for keeping the crowd at the bar moving.
2. Your Bouquet ( how often do you get to carry flowers?)
Come on its your big day and you get to choose so don’t skimp on your bouquet.
3. The Best Photographer in Town
Photos are worth a 1,000 words and trust us you will thank us if you opt for the best photographer you can find.
4. The DJ
And Music you cant wait to dance all night to for that matter!
5. Superfab shoes you can dance in all night.
If you are already set on super tall heels for the ceremony you aren’t sure you will be able to dance in make sure to plan for a second pair you can dance in.
We always tell couples to pretend their wedding date is two weeks before their actual wedding date. It is a great way to motivate yourself to get things done. If you are lucky enough to stick to this plan and fit in getting everything done two weeks before the big day you will have some time to do all those last-minute things that always pop up. Then you can really enjoy the things that can only be done a few days before the big day like getting your nails done.
We can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring.
We are looking forward to working with our 2015 couples, sharing our bridal adventures, and providing wedding planning advice along the way. We are listening to you so we have streamlined the blog and will be adding links to our social sites to make it easy to follow our day-to-day adventures as well as a link to our full wedding planning website. Creative Coordinators.com Feel free to follow us on social media to see behind the scenes photos, advice, and fun adventures we are up to this year!
Here’s to a great year!
Know your venue’s neighborhood.
If you are not familiar with the area, ask your coordinator or local gal pal where to find the closest drug store, grocery store, or specialty craft store. You may need items like cough drops, ibuprofen, snacks, food, and water from your local grocery or drug store. You may also want to know where the nearest craft store is for last-minute wedding needs like a forgotten guest book, cake cutting set, or ribbon. It’s a wealth of knowledge to know where the closest ATM or bank is in case you have to purchase items. Let them know if there is an ATM on site in case they need to donate funds to the couple or need cash to purchase drinks. If you have an idea of where these stores are located share it with guests who are not familiar with the area, it will make scrambling for these items less chaotic.