The wedding planning process can be exhausting and stressful, especially as the bride.
In the early stages, it is important to take some stress off of yourself by establishing some wedding must-haves for your ceremony and reception.
This process can help you identify potential avenues for savings, as well as help you get ideas for what you envision for your big day.
Of course, there is no one-size-fits-all wedding ceremony checklist, but for the most part, there are a few things that every bride needs.
Read on for a basic list of must-haves for any wedding ceremony.
The Wedding Must-Haves
In creating your wedding ceremony checklist, it is a good idea to have specific ideas in mind for your wedding day to contribute to a less stressful planning experience.
As well, make sure to think about how the venue may impact this checklist, as no two are truly the same.
Check out these essentials for your once-in-a-lifetime ceremony.
1. Bridal Attire
This one may seem obvious, but there are a few pieces of bridal attire that tend to be neglected or forgotten until the last minute.
While the dress is a given, also consider your veil and hair accessories, as well as your jewelry, lingerie, and bridal garter.
Finding the perfect attire to meet your taste can make the day feel that much more special.
2. Wedding Direction Signs
Regarding wedding must-haves, clear wedding direction signs are often not immediately on the list.
Signage for guests can make a huge difference in the timeliness of the ceremony, and save your bridal party the bother of directing your loved ones themselves.
This item is especially necessary if your venue is a bit off the beaten path, as guests may struggle to find it by themselves.
A bonus is that the sign can double as a potential photo opt for you and your guests. Check with the wedding and reception site before adding signs; solicit their input on where they may be placed.
3. Ceremony Programs
Providing your guest’s programs for the ceremony may not seem like a traditional wedding must-have, but it can help the entire event run smoothly.
It also helps the ceremony feel formal, and it acts as a souvenir for them to take home with them.
4. Guest Book
The guestbook allows you to look back at your wedding day in the many years to come and know who was there.
Moreover, it is an opportunity for guests to write sweet notes and words of wisdom to the newlyweds.
5. Chair and Aisle Decor
The decor for the ceremony is usually minimal compared to the reception, but its importance should not be underplayed.
Effective and beautiful decor can help immediately set the tone and theme for your wedding from the second guests arrive. From flowers to lanterns, the possibilities are endless.
Many wedding must-haves for the ceremony are often pushed aside and viewed as less important than the reception.
Using this list, you can write your wedding ceremony checklist early in your planning process to allocate your budget and time accordingly.
For more tips and advice on how to plan the perfect wedding for you and your fiancée from wedding experts, contact us today.
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