18. Keep a Paper Trail- When you reserve anything at all, no matter how small, keep the receipts or verification correspondence. Humans are creatures of error and sometimes accidents happen. The last thing you want to discover on the day of your wedding is that a vendor forgot to pencil you in.
19. Confirm- Not only do you need to keep a paper trail, you need to confirm everything at least once to be sure that you have what you need to be booked and in place.
20. Make it Quirky- Although many traditional wedding aspects may be the composition of your day, add a special touch that is only unique to who you are as a couple.
21. Get the L’s- It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of planning to forget to plan time to get the marriage license. Be sure to set aside time to do research and to obtain the license so it will be ready to sign so you both can make it legal.
22. Time to Set Up– It is imperative that you schedule time for your team or hired help to set up the décor and provisions for the day. Provide ample time for set up and even a little time for a few inevitable hiccups.
23. Don’t be a Bridezilla– When everyone is doting on your every whim and getting in line to help you make your every move, it can be easy to take advantage of those who are genuinely trying to help. Be appreciative to all parties involved to help make your day special with a gesture of gratitude; not attitude.