Question: I’d like my wedding-day centerpieces to be really simple—I’m pretty much just picturing lots of bunches of babies breath. Is it annoying for a florist to be hired for a relatively uncreative job like this? And would it maybe even be cheaper if I just did the flowers myself in this case?
Question: I don’t have a wedding planner. What’s the best way to coordinate everything my vendors are doing (and connect them with each other) on the day of the wedding? Some of them will need to touch base with others, since they’re working on related things.
Question: My fiancé and I would like to have some alone time after the ceremony to enjoy the moment just the two of us. How can I make sure this happens?
Question: Many of our guests purchased wedding gifts through our online registry and had them sent to our house, but I’m sure there will be a handful of people who bring gifts and/or cards with checks to the wedding itself. So who’s responsible for keeping an eye on gifts that we receive on our wedding day and making sure they make it home with us afterwards?
Question: How long after our wedding should we just go ahead and send out thank-you notes to guests who attended our wedding but didn’t (at least, yet) give a gift? We are concerned that if we wait a year (since they supposedly have that long to send), it will just look like we are looking for a gift.
Question: We’ve set the date, sent out our wedding invitations, and made the reservation for our rehearsal dinner the night before. But how far in advance should we send out the invitations to our guests?
Question: I need to book a shuttle to get my guests from the hotel to our venue, but I won’t know how many guests we have until a month before the wedding. How can I estimate accurately in order to book the shuttle?
Question: There’s quite a lot of stuff that’s been purchased from our registry—some of it a long time ago!—that we do not yet have, including some everyday items that we have since gone and bought ourselves since they are things we actually need. Is this unusual or fairly common after a wedding? Are people just waiting until they see us in person to give them to us?
Question: I wanted to write our own vows for our ceremony, but my fiancé wants to go with the traditional ones. Is there a way to personalize traditional vows to find a happy medium?
Question: Should vendor tips be handed out the night of the wedding or sent in afterward? And by whom?