Things you don’t need at your wedding – from a wedding planner

When planning a wedding, there are certain things every couple think they MUST HAVE at the wedding to make the day PERFECT! And while it might seem like a good idea at the time, chances are they’re either going to waste a huge chunk of your valuable wedding planning time, or it’s just going to push your wedding budget to its absolute limits.

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As an experienced wedding planner, I want to share with you 3 things you definitely don’t need at your wedding:

  • Wedding favours


Truth is, most people don’t really care about wedding favours. Unless it’s something they can eat or use in their everyday life, your guests will most likely either forget to take the favour with them, or toss it as soon as they get home. Consider skipping the wedding favours and use the money towards hiring your photographer.

  • Old-school guest books 


Out with the old, and in with the new… Placing a guest book out front for guests to sign their names in before they head out is old-school. And honestly, most people will forget about it or you’ll pack it away and never look at it again. Instead, try a more modern approach to the guest book by having guests sign a bottle of wine you can open on your first wedding anniversary or a fingerprint tree on a Canvas you can display in your new home.

  • A couple’s table 


Another completely old-school wedding tradition is to have a table up front just for the couple. Instead, celebrate the night with your loved ones by sitting at a table with them. This also goes for a table at the front with all your family members or bridal party. When the bride and groom sit with the guests, it creates a more relaxed atmosphere and helps everyone have a little more fun.


This being said, though…


It’s your big day, and if you want the over-the-top 3-tier cake, or the fancy bouquet and even the couple’s table up front, it is totally up to you! It’s YOUR day, after all.


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