17 Wedding Tasks Every Bride Can DelegateOctober 16, 2017 by The Marquardt Ranch
Last week we talked about how important it is for brides to delegate tasks to their family and friends. Today, we want to share some practical wedding tasks to delegate so that you can enjoy both the planning process and your actual wedding day to the fullest. After all, wedding planning is a special time and should be fun!
Grab some of your girls and have a night of envelope stuffing and address writing. You’ll want all the hands you can get! Bonus points if you stay out of it and let your girls handle it all.
You’ll probably want to be involved with this to an extent, but ask your maid of honor or mom to help. It’s nice to have another set of eyes to see how things could be arranged.
If you’re arranging your own bouquets, ask your craftiest friends to take charge here. Show them some pictures of what you love, and let them work their magic. They’ll love the chance to help you, and you’ll have one less thing to worry about.
Bouquets and Boutonnieres
If you’re not making your own bouquets, ask a non-bridal party member to pick your flowers up the morning of your wedding.
Creating your own place cards? Get your girls together for a night and determine to get them all done together. Grab some chocolates and wine for an extra boost of motivation.
A month or so before the wedding, ask a friend with great musical taste to put together a reception playlist for you. You’ll have time to look it over and add or remove any songs before the big day.
Planning on having cute signs at your wedding or reception? Find a friend who has pretty handwriting and ask them to make the signs.
Find another artsy friend for table arrangements. If you’re worried they won’t look just right, set up one table that they can copy.
Your out-of-town guests may need to be picked up from the airport. Ask a family member or family friend to be responsible for picking them up.
Every bride needs the classic Starbucks drink with “Bride” written on it for getting ready. Ask a family member or bridesmaid to pick up everyone’s drinks so you don’t have to.
Day-of Contact for Vendors
Ask your maid of honor to be the point-person for any vendors. If possible, introduce them before your wedding day to be sure they don’t come to you with any questions.
Your getting-ready room should look tidy and clean. Ask someone to be in charge of making sure it looks just right before the photographer arrives. Make sure you have fun music playing to get everyone in the wedding mood, too!
You need to eat the morning and/or afternoon of your wedding. Ask a family member to pick up your favorite foods and bring them to wherever you’re getting ready. If there’s something special you want, tell them! No one ever said a bride can’t eat pizza on her wedding day!
If you choose to thank your vendors with a gift, assign this task to a bridesmaid. She will be in charge of bringing the gifts to the reception and making sure each vendor receives his or her gift.
Give a take-charge family member the task of gathering everyone together for family photos.
Change of Clothes
If you’re leaving right from your reception to your honeymoon, ask a bridal party member to make sure your suitcases are in your car before the wedding.
Your Personal Time-Keeper
Ask your maid of honor to help you stick to the wedding-day schedule by letting you know when it’s almost time for the next thing.
Ready to delegate? We hope so! When it comes time to walk down the aisle with your eyes locked on your man’s, you’ll be glad you did!