15 things you'll most likely to run out of during the wedding
When you prepare for the wedding, there is never "too much" of anything. Over the time we've been running this wedding site, WeddingVenture.com has heard a ton of things people tend to forget to bring enough of for the wedding. And we're not talking about some special items or about people who just plan conservatively - we're talking about major things that even most detail-oriented couples can't seem to get enough of.
From over a hundred items, we distilled our "TOP 15" list of things that most, if not all, run out of on that special day most often.
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Yes, lipstick. Surprised? You shouldn't be. After all, you will be kissing all throughout the day - at the ceremony, for the photos, and pretty much continuously during the reception (it's guests' favorite torture for the newlyweds - keep making the couple kiss after the first dance, after each toast and at the end of each section of the reception). Even the best lipstick will get smudged quickly - and you will need to reapply actively.
14. Reception Games
Two scenarios here. Scenario one: your guests will not be at all familiar with each other (for example, if your college friends are flying over, your family is coming from across the country, and your future spouse's family is coming over from a totally different part of the country). In this case, they will likely spend a lot of time sitting behind the tables waiting for more and more icebreakers. Reception games and entertainment that's silly and embarrassing will work well here.
Alternatively, everybody will know each other or simply will get to know each other very quickly. In that case, everyone will get drunk too quickly, leaving a big void for quality entertainment. Keep in mind that the program will be aimed mostly at entertaining you, the couple, so the guests will need to be kept well engaged throughout the night.
13. Vases for flowers
Nothing feels better to a bride than realizing the next morning how many flowers she got. It feels special to be showered with flowers on the day of your wedding. And all of these flowers are for you! Well, in most cases, the guests will either not bring any flowers at all (and all you have to deal with is the bleak decorating flowers that you will see the next morning), or they will bring too many flowers and there will not be enough vases to put the flowers in. Thus, you will have flowers in sinks, serving bowls, and even empty alcohol bottles by the end of the night.
To ensure you're not going to end up without any flowers on your special day (guests are not as mindful as you'd think), here is a tip: ask the groom to kindly give your guests a hint to bring some flowers for you. While this might sound too "planned," isn't this entire process you're going through right now?
12. Wedding cake for the two of you to enjoy the next day
It may seem that by the time the cake is cut, guests should be completely full to eat a lot of it. Yet by the next morning, the cake always magically disappears. You get up to realize there is no cake really left, but you do want something sweet to remember the previous day by. So do yourself a favor - order your cake artist to create a separate piece of the cake - perhaps not as beautifully decorated - ahead of time, delivered at the same time as the main cake but hidden in the fridge until the next morning, for you and your husband to enjoy.
Hey, WeddingVenture.com has seen a ton of couples who even ended up ordering an entire separate second wedding cake - entirely for the second day!