Keeping Your Wedding Day Running Smoothly

There’s a reason everyone calls a wedding day “The Big Day.” Of all the days in your life, this one will be top of mind whenever you think about the most important and life-changing events you have experienced. You will want it to be as perfect as possible, with every detail covered, and that means….stress.

Here are some tips to help you keep your wedding day running smoothly:

  • Time Log. Create a schedule for the wedding morning. Hair, make-up, breakfast, and bouquet – all these factors will need to be considered before the ceremony. Setting a timeline for yourself and the bridal party will help to keep everything running as smoothly as possible, ensuring that people are in their designated places when they are supposed to be. Keep a simple time log of suppliers, transporters, and important guests and their approximate arrivals that allows you to keep track at a glance. Don’t forget the contact numbers! This log will be easily handed off to a trusted designate. Which leads us to the next tip….
  • Right Hand Person. Assign a member of the bridal party (other than the maid/matron of honor) to be your right-hand person. They can function as your personal photographer, chronicling the spontaneously funny/touching things that happen during the day and post these appropriately to social media while partnering with the professional photographer to ensure you get all the shots you want. The little details, such as overseeing the time log, as mentioned above, and dealing with caterers, Uber drivers, and your relatives, can be their special domain and will go a long way in helping to tie up any loose ends, allowing you to focus more on yourself and this momentous and wonderful step you are taking. They can also be the point person when it comes to helping you get in (and out) of your dress. This might not seem like a big deal, but think about what could happen if you run into a snag!
  • Emergency Bag. Make a list of any and every little thing you might need, like Tide sticks, a sewing kit, scissors, extra hosiery, Tylenol, Kleenex, extra perfume, emergency phone numbers, phone charger…. We’re sure you can come up with many other items to store in your emergency bag that could very well save the day. This bag can be handed to your maid/matron of honor for safekeeping.
  • Gift Table Officiant. Designate someone to oversee the gifts and cards (preferably someone not in the bridal party), such as a cousin or trusted work associate. They can ensure that all cards and gifts are kept in the proper spot, that they are well taken care of while the event lasts, and that they are properly transported after the reception.  
  • Kid Stuff. If there will be children at the wedding, it might be a good idea to consider some entertainment just for them. There are many different kinds of professional entertainers that are great for kids, from mermaids and princesses to magicians and puppeteers. Adults will enjoy these, too!
  • Focus. Remember what this day is all about. It’s a day to celebrate love and commitment; you are marrying your closest friend. Everything else is secondary.



Congratulations from all of us here at Grand Central Party!

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