When planning for your Big Day, it's easy to get caught up in everyone else's experience: How they'll like the food, the music and the list goes on. But have you sat down to ask yourself one very important question: How will you like your own wedding? And how will you stay calm, cool + collected through what could be a very stressful day?

We have you covered:


MIDNIGHT SNACK

Can the venue pack a plate of food for you and your groom? No bride truly gets to enjoy her reception food. Why pay all that money for food you never get to eat? Make sure they have to-go containers; if not, bring your own.

WHERE TO KEEP ALL THAT JUNK

Where will the venue store your belongings that are left behind (decor, cake knives, guest book, etc.)? Also: What time is appropriate for you to pick up your things, and when will someone be at the venue for rental companies to pick up their items?

MOTHER NATURE

Find out if your wedding venue has backup generators in case of weather emergencies that can cause power outages.

When planning an outdoor wedding, never underestimate the power of Mother Nature. Even with best-made plans, weather can change in a minute, especially in some parts of the country. To ensure your guests enjoy your wedding, make umbrellas, blankets, water bottles, hot coffee, bug spray or whatever it might be easily accessible to your guests.


{{ Pro Tip: HEAD TO TARGET }}


SHOP THE TRAVEL-SIZE SECTION OF A LOCAL STORE FOR PLENTY OF GREAT IDEAS, AND PICK A DARLING BAG TO PUT ALL THE ITEMS IN. USE ZIPLOCK BAGS TO DIVIDE SIMILAR ITEMS INTO GROUPS, AND LABEL THEM WITH YOUR FAVORITE COLORED SHARPIE! WHEN THE WEDDING IS OVER, PACK THIS KIT IN YOUR LUGGAGE. IT'S PERFECT FOR ANY HONEYMOON MISHAPS.

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