When you’re shopping for your wedding, there are tons of obvious things you need to put on the list that you will not overlook. Things like your wedding dress, shoes, and tiara are all way too important to forget about, and usually they will be some of the first items you go out shopping for. However, there are lots of things that you need to pull off your wedding successfully that you may overlook without some careful planning. Here is a list of things to add to your wedding shopping list so you don’t end up feeling like you forget something important on your big day.
Decorating your wedding is very important, and it is unlikely that you will forget about buying decorations altogether However, if you put it on the list you carry with you every time you go out shopping, you can pick up a few items here and there as you see them. Most of the really great wedding decorations that you’ll find will be in places and at times that you least suspect it, so constantly being on the prowl will help you find the little items that make your wedding special and personal. It’s the little touches that make the biggest memories, so putting wedding decorations on your shopping list can help you keep things in perspective.
Wedding favors are really important for your guests to enjoy the reception after the ceremony. Many guests look forward to the wedding favors and it really makes them feel important as your friends and family. Many couples choose to give the same favors to everyone at the reception such as sparklers for weddings, personalized candles, or another useful item that is appropriate for everyone. However, it can be a really nice touch to give out items that are more personalized for the people at your wedding. By putting wedding favors on your shopping list, you can pick up items for specific guests as you run across them so you don’t have to do any last minute shopping runs in the days leading up to the ceremony.
Gifts for the Bridal Party
Giving a token of appreciation to your bridal party is a long tradition that has stood the test of time. Your bridesmaids and groomsmen have put in a lot of time and effort into helping you plan your wedding, not to mention that they probably had to pay for their own bridesmaid’s dress or tuxedo rental. Since the people you choose to be in your bridal party are such a personal choice, it stands to reason that the bridal party gifts should be just as personal. Instead of choosing generic items such as personalized beer mugs or shot glasses that seem to be an afterthought, it can be really nice to get gifts that are more personalized and special for each member of the bridal party. By having this on your shopping list, you can cross people off as you find the perfect item that lets that person know you are grateful.