In a time where personalization is one of the most prioritized aspects of wedding planning, the process can get increasingly stressful. There are so many details and it’s difficult to figure out what to prioritize. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, we recommend shifting your focus to the guest experience. Much of what you’re planning is likely to be ignored or immediately forgotten by those attending your nuptials. And after all, the day is about celebrating your love and sharing that celebration with your closest friends and family.
None of the below details are bad things to have at a wedding by any means – they can all be wonderful additions to your special day! However, they're aspects that you should not stress yourself out over because they are all incredibly unlikely to affect people’s perception of the best day of your life. So read on, prepare to shorten that to-do list, and allow yourself to relax, even if just for a little bit.
- While your invitations and save the dates are the first items your attendees will see, many of them will unfortunately end up in the recycling bin. You, on the other hand, will likely keep a copy forever. So don’t worry about impressing your guests. Simply make sure it has the necessary information and that you like the design. Nobody is going to hate your wedding because of your stationery choice.
- Similarly, programs can be useful for explaining the traditions of your ceremony, but guests rarely keep them, making it unnecessary to stress over the aesthetics.
- Keep the guest book simple. Unless you have an elaborately themed wedding, there is no need to reinvent the wheel.
- Unless it’s going to be a focal point of the big day, attendees are unlikely to even see what you and your new spouse drive away in, and much less notice how you arrived to the ceremony. Any car will do.
- While the grand entrance for the newlyweds or bridal party can be a fun moment, nobody will miss it if it doesn’t happen.
- Some guests actually actively dislike the bouquet and garter tosses, and anyone clamoring for it will soon forget with the help of an excellent band or DJ.
- Don’t worry about planning fun games or activities for the reception. All people expect is dancing, and that is all they need.
- Favors are generally considered the least-essential aspect of a wedding. Just have something small and edible, or perhaps even donate to a charity on behalf of your loved ones.
Opening photo by Briana Moore Photography