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5. Running out of Food/Drinks
You made guest list. You know how many people you expect to be there. Running out of food is a good way to make sure your guests feel unappreciated and is inexcusable. This is not place to save money. Make sure you have enough dinner and drinks for all who are expected to attend; itís better to throw some away than have hungry guests and nothing to feed them.
6. Know Where Ring Is Before Walking Down Aisle
It happens more than you might think. The best man is supposed to be holding rings, and he leaves them in his other coat. The bride expects them to be brought on a pillow but ring-bearer is only eight and thought they were golden Barbie doll crowns. Do one more spot check for rings before you start down aisle and you wonít have to worry about an awkward moment and a ruined ceremony.
7. Inviting Your ďExĒ Ė Without Telling Anyone
Unless there is an extremely good reason for inviting your ex-boyfriend or ex-wife, donít do it. It makes everyone uncomfortable. A close corollary to this is not letting members of wedding party know what your betrothedís name is (yes, it sounds unbelievable but it DOES happen). If you have not been engaged for a long time, or you recently ended a long-standing relationship prior to your wedding and your wedding party isnít familiar with your intended, make sure you introduce them. You donít want to deal with a wedding toast to you and your ex-girlfriend because best man didnít know your brideís name!
Chris Simeral is the creator of The Ultimate Wedding Vow Toolkit, the wedding-coordinator-approved home-study course for couples personalizing or renewing their wedding vows. Sign up for the free wedding vow mini-course at http://www.weddingvowtoolkit.com.