You’ve spent months, if not years planning for your big day and now there are only a few months left to wait. This is by far the most exciting part of your wedding planning as you can finally start to see everything you’ve organized come together. You’ve got the venue booked and your dress sorted, so now there’s just those finer details to think about. It’s these elements that will make your day personal and enhance your theme if you have one. Use this guide to help you get these details perfect for your wedding day. Check out these last minute wedding tips.
Hair and beauty
This is the day you want to look your most beautiful, not only for yourself but for your partner too. Your hair and makeup need to look better than they ever have before and should fill you with plenty of confidence. You should organize a consultation with a hairstylist and makeup artist well in advance. Look online and in wedding magazines for inspiration that you can take to inform them of the kind of thing you want. Also, take pictures of your dress that clearly shows the neckline. That way you can spend some time trying out suitable styles that could compliment the look you want for your wedding. You don’t want to leave it to the last minute and not be 100% happy with your final look. It might take some time to find the perfect hairdresser and makeup artist to assist you, so planning ahead will be beneficial. Always remember that less is more and comfort should be a priority. You don’t want a hairstyle that feels too heavy or makeup that doesn’t let your skin breathe. These aspects could ruin your big day that is something you want to avoid at all costs.
Your invitations are a vital part of your big day and should be sent out in plenty of time. This will allow your guest additional time to sort out time off work or organizing childcare. Think about the design and presentation of your invites. They should reflect your chosen theme and be personal to you both as a couple. Go online and look at wedding invites by Paper Themes or go to a Paperchase store to see their range of wedding stationery. Take the time to choose something special that you both like. Double check all of the details you want to include on the invites too, such as the date and address of the venue. Getting this wrong could cause a lot of confusion or cost you money buying replacement invites.
Ensure that your invites have a deadline for RSVPs. Make this, at least, three weeks before the big day. Otherwise, you will have to spend a lot of time ringing your guests to ask if they are attending or not. Your wedding venue will need to know how many guests are coming to organize seating and food arrangements too. Make it easy for your guests to respond by adding an email address or phone number they can text with a simple message. Some people may want to respond with a card so also give your home address too. People can often forget, so don’t be afraid to remind them either.
An essential part of your wedding is having a photographer to capture every special moment. These photographs are something you will cherish forever so they need to be perfect. You need to find a wedding photographer who understands your vision for your wedding. You also want someone who can spot potential photo opportunities throughout the day. Look at potential photographer’s online portfolios to see they work they have completed before. Or even organize a pre-wedding photo-shoot. That way you will be able to see how they work and if you like the results or not. Create a list of shots you definitely want from your wedding and talk to them about your ideas. Take plenty of pictures and references from your venue and any decorative pieces you are using. These will help you both get inspired about potential backdrop and posing ideas you could try.
Once you have decided upon a photographer whose work you love, ask one of your bridesmaids to help direct them during the day. They won’t know who are your relatives or who are your friends so having someone to help them will make the whole process go smoother.
These finer details should be fun and exciting and should tie everything together. Make sure everything is done ahead of time and don’t leave anything to the last minute.