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Why Wedding Day Details Are Important

Wedding tablescape with neutral tones napkins, multiple wine and water glasses, and a floral bouquet with white, pink, and peach flowers and greenery in a glass vase on a white table cloth
Wedding tablescape with neutrals and pops of pink and peach

Preparing for your big day is such a fun time filled with picking out your dress, booking the venue, and of course, making all the decisions about what your big day will look like.

But have you thought about the wedding details? You know, the little things that might seem unimportant at first?  Well, guess what? These details are actually a super big deal! They can make your wedding day extra special and help you create memories that will last a lifetime. 

Reasons Why Details Matter

Wedding details are like the sprinkles on your cupcake – they might seem small, but they add a whole lot of flavor! Here's why these little touches play a big role in making your wedding day awesome:

1. Create Lasting Memories

These details personalize your day and become like little treasure hunts in your wedding photos and stories you tell later. Imagine showing your grandkids a picture of your wedding cake with a special topper that reflects your favorite hobby –  it'll be a fun detail they'll remember!

2. Reflect Your Style and Personality

Think of your wedding details like your outfit – they show everyone what you and your partner are all about!

Do you love superheroes? Maybe incorporate tiny superhero figurines into your centerpieces. Are you more classic and elegant? Opt for timeless calligraphy on your invitations. These details are like winks to your guests about who you are as a couple.

3. Set the Tone for the Day

Wedding details are like the opening act at a concert – they set the mood for the whole event! If you have twinkling fairy lights and colorful flowers everywhere, it creates a whimsical and romantic atmosphere. 

On the other hand, crisp white tablecloths and sleek centerpieces give a more modern and sophisticated feel. These details are the first impression your guests will get, so they matter!

4. Show Appreciation for Vendors

Wedding vendors like florists, bakers, and invitation designers put a lot of love and care into their work. When you choose special details that highlight their talents, it shows them you appreciate their hard work! Imagine a photographer capturing all the beautiful details you picked out – it'll be a win-win for everyone.

Examples of Important Details

Now that you know why wedding details are so important, let's get brainstorming! Here are some areas where you can incorporate special touches to make your big day unique:

1. Ceremony

This is where you say "I do!" so it makes sense to add some personal touches to make it extra special. Here are some ideas:

Wedding arches: The backdrop for your vows can be simple or elaborate. You could decorate it with flowers, fabric, or even fairy lights!

Aisle decor: Line the aisle with flower petals, candles, or lanterns for a touch of romance.

Personalized vows: Writing your own vows is a sweet way to express your love and commitment to each other.

2. Reception

The reception is where you celebrate with your loved ones! Here are some details to consider:

Centerpieces: Centerpieces can be anything from flowers and candles to vintage books or photo frames – get creative!

Tablecloths: You might miss a big detail when you don’t pay attention to tablecloths. This may look simple but the colors or design of these linens can make a huge difference. While a simple white cloth may look simple to some, what this does is it incorporates the entire event setup together. You might want to consider using French toile tablecloths for homey weddings if you want to hit your overall design up a notch.

Favors: Send your guests home with a little thank-you gift. Popular options include cookies, candles, or small potted plants.

Guest book: This is a lovely way for guests to leave you messages and well wishes. Choose a guest book that reflects your style.

Signature cocktails: Create a special drink for your wedding that reflects your personality or favorite flavors.

3. Attire

It's not just about the dress and the suit! Here are some smaller details that can make your outfit extra special:

Jewelry: Choose pieces that complement your outfit and have special meaning to you.

Shoes: Pick shoes that are comfortable and stylish. Don't forget, you'll be on your feet all night!

Cufflinks and pocket squares (for the groom): These are small but noticeable details that can add a touch of personality.

Remember, your wedding day is all about celebrating your love story with the people you care about most. The tiny details you choose are the finishing touches that will make your day truly unforgettable.  So don't be afraid to get creative and personalize your wedding with details that reflect you as a couple.  With a little planning and thoughtfulness, you can create a wedding day that's bursting with flavor, just like those delicious sprinkles on your cupcake!

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As you embark on the exciting journey of planning your wedding, one of the key aspects to consider is how to guide your guests to their designated seats gracefully. Escort cards, place cards, and seating charts are your secret weapon in orchestrating an organized and stress-free seating arrangement. In this blog post, we'll delve into the world of these essential wedding elements, offering insights into their purpose, design options, and tips for a seamless guest experience.

Escort Cards

Escort cards are the first glimpse your guests will have of the seating arrangement. These cards serve as a warm welcome and direct each guest to their designated table. The creativity in designing escort cards knows no bounds!

  • Creative Displays: Elevate the presentation by arranging escort cards in creative displays. Die cut acrylics, ornate frames, or a beautifully crafted board can turn this functional item into a visual delight.

Seating Charts

A seating chart is the comprehensive layout that showcases the entire seating arrangement. It's the master plan that helps guests easily locate their assigned tables. You will need either escort cards OR a seating chart but not both!

  • Display Options: Choose between classic framed charts, mirrored displays, or contemporary digital screens to showcase your seating arrangement. Match the display to your overall wedding theme for a cohesive look.

Place Cards

Once guests find their designated table with the help of escort cards, place cards guide them to their specific seat. Place cards are essential if you are having a plated dinner, as the catering staff will need to know what entree to give each guest. Place cards are an opportunity to add a personal touch and make each guest feel special:

  • Calligraphy and Personalization: Enlist the services of a skilled calligrapher to add an elegant touch to each place card. Include personal messages or details about the guest to make them feel cherished.

Practical Tips for Smooth Execution:

  • RSVP Management: Keep track of RSVPs diligently to ensure accurate seat assignments. This will help avoid any last-minute chaos and adjustments.

  • Flexibility: Be prepared for some last-minute changes. Have a contingency plan in place to accommodate unforeseen adjustments to the guest list.

In the intricate dance of wedding planning, escort cards, place cards, and seating charts play a pivotal role in ensuring a harmonious and enjoyable experience for both you and your guests. From creative designs that reflect your personality to practical tips for smooth execution, these elements add a touch of elegance and organization to your celebration, leaving lasting impressions on everyone involved. Embrace the opportunity to infuse your unique style into this often-overlooked aspect of wedding planning, and watch as your seating arrangement becomes a seamless part of your unforgettable day.

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While a wedding may be one of the most anticipated days in your life, any engaged couple would agree that the months leading up to it are equally stressful. Despite a majority (96%) of couples worrying about their special day, Brides magazine’s article on handling wedding planning stress comes in handy, reminding you to communicate, create a plan B, and make time for self-care. But beyond these science-backed tips, you can also turn to ebooks and audiobooks to make wedding planning easier. Fortunately, you can have unlimited access to millions of electronic and audio resources hosted on a digital audiobook and ebook service. Everand’s digital library contains everything from best-sellers by Roxane Gay and Stephen King to guides written by wedding planners with years of experience in the industry, such as the Wedding Checklist by Ashlie Gilbret (see below). Aside from a free 30-day trial and an affordable subscription fee, Everand supports offline reading, so you can go through these books while you’re on the way to meet vendors and confirm plans. That said, here are some ebook and audiobook recommendations to help you with planning the wedding of your dreams:

The planning phase involves not only grand decisions like the wedding date and venue but even small details like the invitation. And as covered in a previous post about ‘Choosing the Perfect Wedding Invitation Style’, many steps go into ensuring that the invitation matches the wedding’s overall theme and tone, from knowing the various styles to considering your personalities as a couple. In this light, Elizabeth McKellar helps you ensure you cover all the bases and stay organized through to-do lists and tips. The Little Book of Wedding Checklists is also divided into easy-to-navigate sections like attire, venue, vendors, and décor.

Wedding Checklist by Ashlie Gilbret

Ashlie Gilbret’s Wedding Checklist puts a spin on the previous title’s penchant for organized lists and sections by ensuring that its tips can help you have the perfect wedding without breaking the bank. This audiobook covers budget-friendly ways to decide on your wedding attire, catering, flower arrangements, and venue photographers and videographers. Wedding budgets usually account for the honeymoon, too, so make sure to read until the last chapter to save money on all your wedding costs!

A Practical Wedding by Meg Keene

As the founder of the popular wedding planning website, Meg Keene is guaranteed to help you create a celebration that reflects your taste and your relationship. Drawing from her expertise, Keene shares secrets on determining your priorities as a couple, communicating your decisions to your family, and creating a color-coded spreadsheet. Ultimately, the book aims to offer creative ideas for a fun yet sensible and stress-free wedding.

Equally Wed by Kirsten Palladino

For LGBTQ+ couples, wedding planning can be especially tricky since there are still vendors who discriminate against marginalized genders and sexualities. As such, the Equally Wed website includes a directory of inclusive and/or queer-owned businesses that can smoothen the planning process. Helpful tips and insights from this website are also collated in the book of the same title, written by the website creator Kirsten Palladino and ultimately dedicated to LGBTQ+ couples who need inspiration for the wedding of their lifetimes. Regardless of which title you choose to read or listen to, remember to treat the wedding planning process like a book whose pages and chapters you have to fully cherish. Don't rush, take it day by day, and don't be afraid to ask for help from family and friends when you're feeling stuck. Here at Paper Daisies, we hope to make your special day all the more unforgettable by helping design and create paper goods for all types of wedding themes and celebrations. Head to the rest of the Paper Daisies website to learn more about our offerings.

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