6 Wedding Tasks to Delegate This Week

ZSWedding_MSP_HighRes (528 of 968)On your wedding day, you will be so consumed with beautifying, calming the nerves, having gazillions of photos taken, greeting guests, generally being fabulous… Oh, and, you know, getting hitched and stuff.

Before you start extracting precious childhood memories from your mind in an effort to make more room for the little things you need to organise and remember, (No? Just me who does that?), start designating.

There are a few important things you simply will not be able to do yourself on your Sunshine Coast wedding day, so it’s time to hand over the reigns on this one and let someone else take stock of what you need done. Here are a few jobs you may not have made arrangements for. Your job this week is to choose the people to take care of these and make sure you inform them with clear instructions. Pro tip: Don’t designate all of this to just one person. We don’t need to burn anyone out!

Feed You

Your wedding day morning will be so busy, it’s easy to forget to eat. With champagne flowing and nerves creeping in, you definitely don’t want to head off down the aisle on an empty stomach.

Choose something you know always goes down well, and ask someone who will be with you on the wedding day morning to be in charge of ordering or preparing the meal. Make sure they realise this task includes physically putting a plate of food in your hand to make sure you eat something!

If you don’t have someone that springs to mind to take this one on, or you’d like something a bit extra special for your wedding morning, you can order a Bridal Breakfast from Luxe Soirées to prepare, deliver and set up in beautiful style for you and your entourage.

Carry Your Touch-up Supplies

You’re going to be flat out carrying your bouquet and holding your husband’s or wife’s hand, you
won’t have a spare hand for a clutch. Ask a trusted friend to carry all your supplies for you. These
include, but are not limited to touch up lipstick and powder, tissues, paracetamol/similar, bandaids/
plasters, and even a small emergency sewing kit.

It’s a good idea to choose someone who will be able to be close to you throughout the day and
night. Your trusted bridesmaid or maid of honour is ideal. Your mother might be a good alternative,
however bear in mind that she might be difficult to pin down, as family and friends will be just as
keen to congratulate her on her beautiful daughter’s marriage.

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Bring Your Overnight Bag

Following your reception, you and your new wifey or hubby will want to sneak off to your own private paradise, even if it’s just for the night before your honeymoon. You will need to have somebody either bring along your overnight bag and stash it somewhere safe till it’s time to go, or deliver it to your wedding night accommodation prior to the day’s celebration.

This goes for your new spouse’s bag, too, so be sure to have his gear organised, as well. In fact – this is a task he could be in charge of delegating to one of his/her bridal party members.

Look After the Loot

Whether it be a table full of presents or your wishing well, you will need to have somebody  take care of all of your gifts. Nominate someone to take these to their car to take home for you, and not too late in the night. It’s best to pick a time that’s after the official stuff, but before the party really gets going to get the goods out of the way.

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Set Up Your Decorations

Let me preface this one by saying, it is my strong advice to leave this one to a professional, like your venue coordinator or hired stylist. However, of course sometimes budget doesn’t allow and DIY it is. The “yourself” in DIY in this instance, should be translated to mean “someone other than you.” I cannot stress this enough: nominate somebody to do it for you, don’t be doing it yourself on your wedding day!

It’s important that you pick someone who can follow your directions to the letter, and be sure you go over the set up with them just how you want it several times. You don’t want to walk into your own wedding reception and feel like running about to each table setting and switching things around! You may even wish to supply them with a photo of how and where you want each item to be placed, so there’s no confusion.

A word to the wise – don’t pick somebody who is in your bridal party. They will need to be with you for emotional support, and to have their pampering done as well. You don’t want your busy hair and makeup artists to be waiting around for your bridesmaid to return, or miss them out altogether because they are still at the venue putting out place cards.

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Pick Up Your Cake and Flowers

Again, don’t choose a person already in your bridal party to do this. This is a great job for brothers, fathers, uncles and cousins, who would revel at the chance to make themselves useful.

Be sure they know whose name the order was placed under, and give them a detailed list of what is to be collected so they can check it off as they go. Supply this trusted person with a phone number of the supplier as well, so if anything goes amiss, they can contact them first to see if they can sort it out themselves before calling you directly to stress you out.

Images by Mallory Sparkles Photography

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Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.