Are you getting married this spring? Then it is time to get your final details in order! Make sure that you do not overlook anything with this handy spring wedding checklist.
Rain Gear: Spring weather is always unpredictable, so be sure that you don’t let a spring shower ruin your wedding day. If rain is in the forecast, be sure to round up plenty of giant golf umbrellas to keep the bridal party and the guests from getting soggy. And don’t forget a pair of Wellies in the wedding colors for the bride to wear on her way to the ceremony site!
Bridesmaid Gifts, Ring Pillow, Flower Girl Basket: These are the last minute type of things that many a bride overlooks until it is almost too late. If you have not yet selected special bridesmaid gifts for your attendants, now is the time. Popular choices for spring weddings include pearl bridesmaid jewelry, monogrammed tote bags, and custom-blended fragrances. If you have a ring bearer or a flower girl in your wedding, do not forget to pick up their accessories at this point in the planning. While you are at it, grab a guest book and a coordinating pen too.
Wedding Favors: Floral theme wedding favors are always pretty for spring. How about a small box of chocolates in the shape of flowers? Or give your guests tiny pots of live pansies to take home and enjoy. Packets of flower seeds are also great favors for spring receptions. If rain is likely on your wedding day, a cute favor idea would be frosted sugar cookies in the shape of umbrellas. Favors with a cherry blossom theme are also very appropriate for spring.
Marriage License: If you remember only one thing when planning your wedding, this should be it! After all, without the marriage license, there can be no marriage. Every state has its own regulations about marriage licensing. Some states have waiting periods and most states also have expiration dates by which a license must be used to be valid, so the timing is very important. If you are getting married in another state, keep in mind that you and your fiance will likely have to appear together in person to apply for the license; a pre-wedding road trip might be required.
Wedding Welcome Baskets: While not strictly a necessity, welcome baskets are a wonderful way to greet your guests as they arrive in town for your wedding. You can be sure that your guests will appreciate having a basket of little goodies awaiting them when they check into their hotel. Popular things to include in wedding welcome baskets are small bottles of wine, local foods, travel size luxury toiletries, and the wedding weekend schedule of events. This is one of those little extras that will make a great impression on your wedding guests.
Once you are sure that all of the little details are well in hand, you will be cool, calm, and collected as your wedding day draws near. Be sure to schedule in some time for last minute pampering so you will look and feel fabulous for your spring wedding!