Sunday, October 5, 2014
Wedding Day "Forget-ables"
There are plenty of good resources, both online and in print, that discuss lists, time lines, to-do's, etc. for planning your wedding. But when planning out your budget, there are some things that couples tend forget or wait until the last minute to even consider. Once you have booked all the BIG vendors (venue, photographer, videographer, florist, stationery designer, musical entertainment) make sure to note these items on your budget to-do list...I so eloquently named them...The Forget-ables:
Vendor meals. It's customary, although not mandatory, to provide vendors that are on-site with you longer than 6 hours a "vendor" meal. The vendors to include are: wedding coordinators, photographer, videographer and DJ or Band. A vendor meal is not the meal + bar provided to your wedding guests, so make sure to ask the banquet manager/facilitator about meals for those service providers.
Snacks in the wedding suites. Yes, the couple and their wedding party members are sure to need a little nourishment while getting all dolled up for wedding day. Have some snacks, juice and water on-site so that no one becomes ill during this long, but wonderful day.
Gratuity. It's up to you what you'd like to tip your service providers, but if they do a good job, consider blessing them with a token of appreciation. Check out our blog devoted to gratuities.
Midnight Snack. Many caterers offer midnight snack ideas for your wedding guests, but make sure to have a plan in mind for how you and your husband/wife will eat before calling it a night. Trust me...you will be hungry.
Until next time...WEDologize!
(photo credit - Rush Photography & Videography | repost from 6/4/12)