If you’re planning to tie the knot this year, or are busy planning for your big day, you’ll know how much there is to organise and get sorted for the perfect celebration. While the importance of certain aspects is wholly determined by personal opinion, there’s a few things we think are essential.
In this blog post, the team at Wedding Suppliers have come together to list their top 10 wedding must haves for 2020. OK—some of the things we’ve listed might not be essential in the strictest sense of the word, but they will make your big day even more magical.
1 – Save the date cards
Not only are save the date cards a must have to remind your guests to keep your big day free, they’re a beautiful insight into the kind of wedding they can look forward to and a special souvenir of your day that they can keep for years to come.
2 – Hen and stag do
The traditional send-off for the bride and groom-to-be, hen and stag do’s are often celebrated as the last bout of freedom before entering married life. From luxury spa days and afternoon teas to action-packed weekends and city breaks, they can be as extravagant or as modest as you like.
3 – Live band
A DJ is a great option for a wedding day, with no guests request too far fetched, but nothing can compare to a live band. Creating a great atmosphere, a good live band can get you and your guests up on the dancefloor and partying all-night with wedding classics, pre-requested song choices and original music.
4 – Gift list
Most guests like to give a token of congratulations to the newly wed couple, but—however grateful you are—no one wants 15 similar gifts. A gift list is the wedding prep you never knew you needed. Provide guests with a list of things you’d like to be gifted—from small home accessories to honeymoon contributions!
5 – Wedding cake (or alternative)
Cutting the cake is a wedding day tradition, and—for more guests than would dare to admit—the cake cutting (and eating) is the pinnacle of their night. Whether you go down the traditional route with a multi-tiered layer cake or opt for an alternative, such as a cheese cake, an over-the-top after dinner treat is a must!
6 – Guestbook
Weddings are all about celebrating your love as a couple with those who mean the most to you. A guest book is the perfect way for family and friends to leave a sentimental message about your big day and sign their name—and the perfect memento of your day.
7 – Disposable cameras
And lots of them! No wedding is complete without a wedding photographer to capture all the special moments in stills, but disposable cameras for your guests to use are a must too. Allowing guests to capture the night through the lens, you get to see parts of your big day you never knew existed! With an air of mystery about them, finding out what’s on the cameras when getting them developed can be a hilarious activity in itself!
8 – Wedding favours
Cute (and totally useless) wedding favours might not seem like a necessity for your big day, but they really do add the finishing touch which would go amiss with your guests. From personalised sweets to bespoke table decor, don’t try to cut any corners here.
9 – Makeup artist
Many brides think they can do a good job of their own makeup. And while this isn’t something we doubt, it shouldn’t be put to the test on your wedding day. Day-to-day and wedding makeup are very different beasts—your wedding makeup needs to last all day and all night and work for photographs. A professional makeup artist has the right products, tools and experience to ensure your makeup is right for the occasion.
10 – Wedding directory
With so much to organise, it’s easy to see why engaged couples have nightmares of forgetting a crucial part of their wedding day while in the process of planning.
With Wedding Suppliers wedding directory, everything you need for your big day is in one place, making forgetting something a distant memory. Wedding Suppliers has all the best wedding venues and vendors in one place so finding the right suppliers for your big day is simple and stress free, making it one of the top wedding must haves for 2020.
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