Saturday, January 31, 2015

The beauty is in the (Wedding) details

Here are a bonus of 10 wedding details that I shared on my Facebook page. Enjoy!


Wedding Detail #1: For a cohesive feel throughout your event, don't forget the detail of decor in the bathrooms. Theme colors and fabric on the doors and a basket of essentials by a chair to rest your feet from a night of dancing and your bathroom is "ready to join the party"!


 

Wedding Detail #2: We ordered umbrellas in our wedding colors hoping that we could keep the rain away. Well the rain came anyway, but the umbrellas turned out to be a great accessory for our outdoor photos and one of our favorite elements. Plan on a few extra items (umbrellas, shawls, rain boots etc) in case the sun doesn't shine and then you'll have great photos regardless!


 

Wedding Detail #3: When your event takes place in several different buildings at one venue, it's important your guests know where to head and when. We had a easel on the path from the parking lot to share important arrival details and directions. You could also pass out maps, have arrows or have your groomsman greet and guide.



Wedding Detail #4: As our bridal party and close family stayed in 20 guest rooms at the Enfield Shaker Museum, we wanted everyone to feel like their room was their home away from home. We hung simple signs by each door with their names. This simple detail helped all feel welcome and allowed us to easily find each other's rooms.



Wedding Detail #5: Early on, I decided our wedding needed a logo. Our logo allowed a cohesive look throughout wedding elements from the belly band on our invitations to the runners on our reception tables, from banners to our corn hole boards. Ours was simple to create ourselves, but you can also find numerous vendors on Etsy who can create a design perfect for your event.



Wedding Detail #6: Just like you can't control the rain, the temperature can also be uncooperative. Two of our venues did not have heat so we rented a heater for the Stone Mill and provided a basket of shawls for the ceremony. Guests were encouraged to grab one on their way in to stay warm and then return it later in the night. Think about other ways to ensure your guests are comfortable regardless of the weather conditions: umbrellas, flip flops, sunglasses or sunscreen would all be great little details!

Wedding Detail #7: Keeping guests informed and excited before your wedding is easier today than it's ever been. We had a wedding website which was a good way to share details about accommodations, weather, things to do in the area and more. There are many free services which allow you to choose design, colors and elements.

Wedding Detail #8: If you are hosting your event in a location that might be unfamiliar to many of your guests, build excitement by sharing details about the location in your invitation. We included a hand drawn map showing where the wedding was to be held in relationship to better know towns in NH. I drew ours, but you can also finds lots of custom maps on Esty.


Wedding Detail #9: As I've shared on my blog, I love name tags for events with guests who may be meeting for the first time. Our rehearsal dinner was no exception. We ordered Team Bride and Team Groom buttons with childhood photos of each of us and added a felt flag to each with the guests name and relationship to us. They helped break the ice and were a cute added detail!


Wedding Detail #10: The last detail I'll share for now is very practical. As you might have been able to tell from my blog posts thus far, we brought a lot of things with us to the wedding. One of the most important details therefore was having a trailer to bring it all to the venue. The trailer definitely saved on trips and allowed everything to be packed up easily at the end of the weekend too. We borrowed ours from friends, but you could also rent one based on your size needs.

   




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