What are the last minute tasks no one thinks of for a wedding?

Apart from the obvious things that you have to do for your wedding, what are some of the lesser known last minute things we may need to think of before the wedding? We don’t want to forget anything!

Question Asked: 13/05/2021 Wedding Date: 9/08/2018

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Socially Styled Events

Yarra Valley | Dandenong Ranges | Melbourne

(5) Posted: 16/05/2021

Great answers from EBB and couldn't agree more an on the day coordiantor will set your mind at rest with all of your last minute worries. However, I'd like to add to the mix do you have an emergency kit ready for you and your bridal party? and Have you organised a little snack for you all for the morning of?

EBB Events

Melbourne & Australia Wide

(2) Posted: 14/05/2021

Hiring a Day-Of Coordinator!  LOL.... in all seriousness here's a list of some things, but it all depends on where you're getting married:

  • how will your bags get from where you're getting ready to where you're staying?
  • who is checking everything is done at the venue (including the venue!)?  I recently did a "Set-Up Only" for a couple, where I was responsible for a few specific items only.  The balloon arch was installed, the supplier left, but it started falling down.  Although it was not something I was involved in, I jumped in and fixed it up, because the venue staff were "too busy to spare anyone to fix it".  
  • make sure you've stepped through EVERYTHING with suppliers.  I came in as a Day-Of Coordinator for a couple who had arranged dry ice for their first dance.  When I contacted all of the suppliers to finalise details, the supplier had expected that he was turning up with his trolley at 9:30pm and wheeling it through the reception to set it up.....ummm, no!
  • make sure your seating list is in alphabetical order.  Your guests will stand there for too long looking through each table to find their name if its in table order
  • get someone (not your bridesmaids or Mum) to meet you as you get out of the car at the ceremony so they can take your lipstick, phone, etc 
  • wear a button up top when you're getting ready.  No good going to all that trouble with your hair and make-up just to ruin it by taking off that round neck t-shirt

That's just a few to help you along!  

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