• Run through your hair and make-up with your stylist at least two weeks prior to your wedding. Ask the make-up artist to give you samples of what they are using so you can touch up throughout the day!
  • Eat before the ceremony well before you put on your dress! It's best to have snack food, no sauces, in your bridal room while everyone is getting ready.
  • Don't wear heels the entire day (you want to be able to walk on your honeymoon). Consider changing into more comfortable shoes while you’re taking pictures, dancing or waiting for the ceremony to begin. Another option is to start breaking in your shoes a month in advance.
  • Pack an emergency kit or hire the Whole Shebang who brings one with us.
  • Start your wedding day with a relaxing breakfast with family or friends.
  • Reconfirm your hotel reservations or have The Whole Shebang do it for you.
  • Grooms this is for you; don't get your hair cut the day of the wedding.
  • If you must get the length of your dress cut off at the bottom, have your florist use that extra fabric to wrap your bouquet… that way you ensure a perfect color match (you can also do this with your bridesmaids dresses).
  • If you are having a seated dinner, make sure to give a list of guest’s names both by table and also in alphabetical order by last name in case a place card is missing. This list needs to go to your venue, your coordinator and a trusted family friend.

  • Have the father of the bride or another family member close to the bride and groom introduce them for the first time.
  • Have an original song written just for your wedding.
  • Do a candy bar as your favors.
  • Rent specialty linens with pops of color instead of flowers to cut a little cost or try something different like feathers or crystals.
  • If you don't want a long ceremony have someone read a poem or scripture before anyone is seated.
  • Looking for a great gift for your soon-to-be spouse, how about ordering a special excursion on your honeymoon like horseback riding or deep sea fishing.
  • Keep a journal as you go through the wedding planning process, include your ups and downs. It is a great keepsake to look back on in years to come.
  • Ask both sets of parents if they would like to renew their vows after you say yours. Sure, you’re sharing the spotlight, but what a special moment for all involved.

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