While the big, focal moments of your wedding day (That ceremony arch! The table centerpieces!) will always be important, it’s those little details that can really add up. From the ceremony programs and favor tags to your menus and even wedding signs, it can be easy to overlook these. But we’re here to tell you that you shouldn’t! Your guests will remember the thoughtful additions throughout your ceremony and reception that made your wedding unique.
Here’s a look at those wedding day essentials that should be on everyone’s list.
Not only will your wedding program give guests a preview of what’s to come at your wedding ceremony, but they’re a great way to introduce your wedding palette and theme. Whether you’re going with a tropical motif (like the ‘Our Paradise’ program from Minted pictured here) or vintage and eclectic, have fun with your wedding program design. If you use a site like Minted you can match them to your wedding invites, or pick a coordinating design that stands on its’ own.
Which way to the bar? That might be your wedding guests’ #1 question, which is why you should seriously consider having a wedding sign! Minted recently introduced a collection of signs, including welcome signs (pictured), directional signs, chair signs, and more. Have fun with the wording by using your favorite lyrics, a sweet saying, or a punny joke. Some of our favorite are:
“Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my favorite day.” —Winnie the Pooh
“You be my glass of wine. I’ll be your shot of whiskey.”—Blake Shelton
“We’ve waited 1,456 days for this. Party accordingly.”—Unknown
When it comes to wedding seating, escort cards are used to help guide guests to their assigned table the same way a seating chart does. Place cards, on the other hand, are used for assigned seating, which is becoming more and more popular. Both cards are not only functional, but they can make your reception entryway and table settings really POP. We love how Minted will print guest names and table numbers for free. Plus, all their invitations and paper essentials (like their place cards) are from independent designers. Mix and match your favorite designs, or use the same design for your entire invitation suite, like the ‘Jasper’ design pictured here.
You don’t HAVE to have a wedding menu, but I’m here to tell you they have SUCH an impact! They instantly make your wedding table feel elevated, even if you’re serving BBQ and Mac and Cheese! Plus, Minted makes it easy to match your wedding menus to your invitation design, or go with a coordinating color/design that adds a ‘wow’ factor. (I love the ‘abstract shapes’ design pictured). PRO TIP: If you’re working with a caterer, ask them to e-mail you a description of everything they’re serving, so you can create an elegant menu with all the important details!
Sure, you can just put bags of candy on a table and call it a day. But if you really want to make a wedding favor feel thoughtful, it’s little touches like a favor tag that make all the difference. After all, your favors are often the last thing guests will see, so make it a good one! Minted’s customizable favor tags (like their ‘Rose Garden’ design pictured, left) come on luxe paper with a pre-punched hole, so all you need is ribbon or twine and you’re done! Need a sticker instead? Check out these wedding favor stickers.
No matter which wedding day essentials you use, make sure not to leave them to the last minute! As soon as your guest list and menu and even timeline is finalized, you should make a plan and order your items! Get 20% off your Minted order and free shipping year round when you join Minted More!