The venue is picked, the dress has been fitted, food orders have gone in and you are ready for the biggest day of your life.. Or are you? There is nothing worse than the feeling you have forgotten something, that nagging thought at the back of your mind that something essential will be missing. This question is what keeps brides awake at night and can even stop them enjoying the day itself. Today though we aim to put your mind at ease and to do it in a fun way. Ask yourself the following questions to find out if you are actually ready for your wedding day.
Note: you may have your wedding planned differently and not require everything on this list but it is worth questioning everything to give you total peace of mind.
Have you got your marriage license?
Have you booked a hairdresser and made sure she/he has enough time for you and any other key people such as bridesmaids. Have you had a practice session?
Do you know what they key people are wearing throughout the day and night? This includes yourself (shoes, accessories, hair piece, underwear, garters, gloves, slip, hosiery as well as the dress), bridesmaids dresses and accessories, brooms tux, groomsmen, evening attire or going away clothes and potentially a bag for your honeymoon).
Are you ready for the ceremony itself? Have you paid all the fees? Have you organised the altar decorations, have you met with the clergy/ administrator? Have you got a guest book and a working pen? Do you have a ring bearers pillow, a flower girl basket and childcare? Have you organised transportation there and then to the reception for all the key people? Do you know what the music will be at the different points in the ceremony and have you organised this either with the organist, musician or CD player? Is there going to be enough parking? If not what can you put in place to ease this problem
Do you have the flowers organised? This includes your own bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, corsages, reception flowers, throw away bouquet, pew/chair flowers and an after-piece.
For the reception, have you sorted the seating plan, table decorations, servers, glassware, napkins, dishes, linens, drink and balloons?
We assume you have sorted the invites at this point but have you sorted all the stationary for the wedding day itself? You will need a wedding program, guest place cards and ideally thank you notes prepared in advance. Have you also sent a map or direction cards to your guests?
Are you going to have lasting memories of the day? Is your photographer/videographer booked and have you met with them at the venue? Have you arranged the time they are arriving and specified what they will be capturing?
Are your wedding favors ready? This includes the guests, the key people and your fiancé?
Is the cake ordered? Do you have a cake knife ready and cake decorations?
Have you taken care to ensure anyone with any food allergies or special diets are accounted for?
Do you have your entertainment booked? If you have booked a DJ have you checked to see what will happen if the DJ can’t make it? Does the company make contingency plans? Are they insured? Is all their equipment PAT tested – you need to check this as this is an mandatory essential safety test?
If you are struggling on the last point then contact UK Mobile Discos to check our availability. All of our experienced DJ’s are fully insured and their equipment is PAT tested, safe and high quality. You deserve to be able to relax on your wedding day knowing that everything is done, the best bit is with UK Mobile Discos you can actually enjoy your night too without feeling the pressure to entertain – leave that to us!
We are really pleased with the music and service at our Medic Spring Ball. Everyone loved the music choices! and there was great co-ordination with the jazz band that we also had at the event." - Bristol University Medical School Society