Her wedding ceremony was planned to start in 30 minutes, and she couldn't find her shoes. Her bridesmaids couldn't them, and the flower girl hadn't been dressed yet.
The bride was--to say the least--flustered.
The mother of the bride found her shoes in the hotel laundry hamper. All everyone knew was life was restored and the ceremony continued as planned.
If you're reading this and you're wondering, how did the shoes get there? No one knew.
Why didn't anyone know? Well, because no one was given that job.
You see where I'm going with this?
Everyone knows the old saying that no matter how much you plan for something, nothing goes as planned. But what I like to say is not everything will go as planned.
In effort to make sure your wedding things are all accounted for, assign someone to take care of the things that matter to you most. When I've asked previous brides what they wish they would have done differently for their wedding day, they told me they wish they would have given more tasks to their family and friends before the wedding. When I asked them, why---their answer was simple... "to get peace of mind".
This simple peace of mind just knowing that you have trust in the people you have given jobs to. The peace of knowing that your aunt will be the one dressing the flower girl, and that your gorgeous Valentino shoes don't end up in the laundry hamper because your bridesmaid has it with all your other accessories you carefully selected to be a part of your story.
Giving your wedding party jobs not only will alleviate some stress from you two, but they'll feel more connected to your wedding. People are funny--they like given specific tasks to fulfill because they like feeling that you trust them and that makes them feel important. So, it's a win-win!
PRO-Tip: The week before your wedding, write down everything you need for your wedding.
EV-ER-Y-THING. And put names of the people in your party who you trust most. Send those people a text or email asking them to be in your Trust Team. Try not to just call them, because life happens and people forget what exactly you said. So at least with a text or email, they can always go back as reference. Then the day before the wedding send them all a text as a thank you/reminder.
After the wedding, thank them with hugs, kisses, and maybe a Starbucks giftcard. ;)
I've written a blog post about How to Prepare for Your Wedding Photographer before where I list things you could do to better prepare for your wedding photographer before your wedding day. So if you're almost getting married, I highly suggest you grab your coffee, and hop over there. Trust me, you're gonna wanna read it. Click here to hop over.