Kick off the Wedding Season with The Sutherland

June 18, 2022

As the excitement for your big day starts to rise, ensuring that you’re ready for whatever comes your way is imperative to guarantee a mishap-free day. Here are a few things every couple should do before the big day arrives.

Wedding season is officially upon us! Now is the time of the year when the air is full of love and anticipation for pending nuptials for about 57% of couples in 2022. At The Sutherland, we’ve been busy getting our beautiful property ready to host weddings all wedding season long. As a premier Wake Forest wedding venue, our staff is dedicated to making your wedding unique and memorable. As the excitement for your big day starts to rise, ensuring that you’re ready for whatever comes your way is imperative to guarantee a mishap-free day. Here are a few things every couple should do before the big day arrives.

Pack An Emergency Bag

When it comes to your wedding day, there’s a lot that can happen, especially events that aren’t planned. It’s important to be ready for anything the day may throw at you. From wardrobe malfunctions to a misplaced table card, expecting the unexpected is crucial to ensuring the day goes smoothly. One of the best ways to do this is to pack a bag full of items that you may need, such as:

  • The itinerary
  • The guest list and seating chart (if applicable)
  • Stain remover
  • Extra bobby pins/hairspray
  • Deodorant
  • Sewing kit and safety pins
  • First-aid kit
  • Extra pair of underwear (just in case)
  • Lint roller
  • Anti-blister salve

When you book with one of the top wedding venues Raleigh NC has to offer, you can rest assured that we also do our best to prepare for the unexpected, but it’s always a good idea to bring some items of your own.

Ensure Vendors Have Been Paid In Full

Once you have your final headcount, your vendors will be requiring final payment in order to prepare for your wedding. Now is the perfect time to evaluate your guest list and reach out to any last-minute stragglers from whom you may still be waiting for an RSVP. While your Wake Forest wedding venue can accommodate a few unexpected guests, it’s best to provide as accurate a number as possible in order to make your wedding as amazing as you imagine it.

Pro Tip: Make sure you bring cash to tip your vendors!

Touch Base With The Wedding Party

While you’re making last-minute preparations, your wedding party is also anticipating your big day. About a week or so before the date, reach out to your wedding party and ensure everyone is prepared, from when to walk down the aisle to attire and accessories. This would also be a great time to make last-minute preparations and double-check that all the ducks are in a row.

Break-In Your Shoes

One of the things you might not be thinking about is breaking in your wedding shoes.  Wearing them around your house a few weeks in advance is a great way to get your shoes feeling more comfortable on the big day while also giving time for potential blisters to heal. This would be a good idea for all members of the bridal party who are going to be wearing potentially painful shoes, not just the bride! You can also practice walking and dancing in them during your rehearsal at your Wake Forest wedding venue. This can also give you an idea of how they’ll feel on your feet while you walk down the aisle and dance the night away!

Pack Honeymoon Bags

It can be easy to get so caught up in wedding planning and preparations that you can forget what comes after the big day: the honeymoon! It might be easier to pack for your honeymoon a few days in advance so you have time to remember little things and get everything in order. This way, your honeymoon bags will be ready for you as soon as you’re ready for the send-off from one of the top wedding venues Raleigh NC has to offer.

The Sutherland | Wake Forest Wedding Venue

No matter what kind of wedding you’re having, The Sutherland, a Wake Forest wedding venue, has just what you need to make your day perfect. Our expert staff will ensure that our venue lines up with your wedding wishes. For more information about our property, please visit our website!

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