- 11 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I don’t think I ever realized how important assigned seating is in some places. I don’t think I have ever been to a wedding that had it. Just not a popular thing here, I guess. I have been to a lot of weddings in the past few years and here are just a few things that stuck out to me.
*If your reception is outside in the heat, don’t leave your buttercream cake sitting out or in the sun. It will melt before you have a chance to cut it.
*Bridesmaids do not have to look identical. I was in a wedding where the bride made us have the exact same hair, makeup, jewelry, etc. What looks good on a blond tanned bridesmaids may not look good on brunette, pale skinned me.
*If your reception venue is hard to find or far away, give guests directions or maps and try to make sure there is an easily visible sign to show where it is. It is no fun driving in the dark, lost, and repeatedly passing a venue because there was no marker or street sign to guide you.
*Make sure you write a thank you note for a gift before you invite the person that gave it to you to another shower.
*A variety of good food is always a bonus. Some of us are picky and need a couple of options.
*Don’t sweat the small stuff. If your cake is completely wrong in everyway, no one is going to know but you, so just go with the flow and consider the screw up a funny story to tell later.
*Personal ceremonies are more enjoyable in my opinion. If the bride and groom only speak 2 words (I do) to each other the whole ceremony, it is a little hard to become emotionally connected to them. Even just saying traditional vows shows the emotions in your voice and what you are feeling.
*If you do a candy buffet, make sure you have scoops to get the candy out or its all packaged candy. Watching children (and sadly some adults) stick their hand into a jar of m&m’s does not make your other guests what to get some for themselves.
*If a bridesmaid is driving from out of state the day of the wedding, don’t show up an hour after you asked her to be there. Waiting alone at an undecorated venue, less than an hour before the ceremony, and not being able to get ahold of the bride is a bit confusing.