It’s a generally accepted fact – wedding planning could be daunting for many couples who decide to take the ride alone. With an unending rundown of choices to be made, from the stylistic layout, to the dress to the food, and everything in between, the pressure can heap on at extremely quick speeds. One minute, you’re attempting to pick among roses and ranunculus, and before you know it, you’ve tumbled down the Pinterest route, looking between 19 somewhat changed shades of pink petals.
All things considered, there are more than a few items on your wedding checklist that guests pay far less attention to than you think, we are naming a few. Just because we want to!
The Invitations:- I hate to break it to you, yet these little suckers end up in the recycle bin quicker than you can say “I do”. Understandably it is the first impression of what the rest will be, but I promise you, nobody will look at your choice of paper, colour, font chosen or even design.
The Programs:- Guess what..even more than the invitations, guests do not expect you to have this available to them, they know they will eventually be handed a nice glass of bubbly, a fine meal and they will dance their heals away. There is no need to have it all in black on white..but if you really wish to have this, why not opt for chalkboard or wooden signs that have your schedule or other necessary details listed on them. Have a few of these around the ceremony and reception site and your guests will get the general idea. Or will they not? yes some guests don’t take notice of these either!
The Guestbook:- We have seen a huge number of ideas as an alternative to the good old humble guestbook. Creative ideas in theory, but it can get very messy, very fast. The anniversary wine, the Polaroid station, the wishing tree… All super cute, but unnecessary. Guest books can get pricey, and the cost can really skyrocket once you start piling on the items. Do yourself a great big favor and keep it simple, or go ahead and nix it altogether. Your guests won’t miss it, and in the age of digital photography, you’ll have tons and tons of snaps of your family and friends sharing your special day on social.
The Flowers:- This might be a sore subject and in principle I hope I won’t put my foot in it…but i’ll give this a shot nonetheless. Floral arrangements are a welcome addition to your chosen venue, and can inject the space with a bit of your personal style. But while no one will argue that golden dip-dyed roses aren’t totally gorg, they’re also a total waste of time and money. Trust us, no one will notice the lack of designer blooms, and your artfully arranged farmer’s market flowers will be just as striking – at a fraction of the price. Guests will appreciate the thoughtful, fragrant flourishes no matter what, regardless of whether you’ve chosen exotic blooms from far-flung corner of the world or locally grown greenery.
The bouquet toss:- This goes hand in hand with the above, and some florists do give the couple a threat and offer this “for free”… some don’t…This tradition has become somewhat “old” and in recent years, many brides opting to skip this part altogether. A big hand to you if you’re one of them brides. Do it or don’t do it – it all depends on your vision – but rest assured that if you opt out, it’s likely that no one will miss it. Besides, less time assembling the masses for the ceremonial pitch means more time on the dance floor!
The Cake:- Towering layers, handcrafted high quality sugar glue plans, hanging cake, 24-carat gold motifs… we have seen it all. Meticulously definite wedding cake is unquestionably beautiful, yet guests won’t miss those subtleties on the off chance that you pick a carefully straightforward wedding cake. As long as it tastes delicious, you’ve got a guaranteed crowd pleaser (and let’s be honest, it will, because it’s CAKE). Speaking of tasty treats, a dessert bar is a great option as well. Swap the cake for an array of equally delish (and comparatively affordable) cupcakes, macarons or ice cream sundaes, and guests will be just as pleased.