Updated: Dec 2, 2021
Every Tuesday, Right as Rayne Events posts a tip on their Instagram stories!
To make sure you never miss an important tip, check back this post every week!
November 30th, 2021
Decide ahead of time if you want to do a first look, want to wait until the ceremony, write letters, or have a "first touch" with your future spouse. This will help your planner, photographer, HMUA, and keep your timeline on track!
November 16th, 2021
You may have your first dance song picked out, but don't forget you need a song for the parent dances, your wedding party procession, and the grand entrance too!
November 9th, 2021
When dress shopping, don't limit yourself to one style! You may have always dreamed about getting married in a ballgown, but what if you fall in love with the fit of a mermaid? Have fun with it and keep an open mind!
October 26th, 2021
Make your guests comfortable! If it is going to be cold - provide blankets. If it is going to be hot - put out fans. Make sure you have enough bartenders, and servers and your guests will be happy!
October 19th, 2021
We don't love to see vows or speeches being read off a phone! If you're worried about your handwriting though, type it up, print it out, and paste it inside a nice notebook. Problem solved!
October 5th, 2021
If you have vendors you need to pay the day of (bartenders, HMUA, or tips) try to get it all organized in labeled envelopes and give them to your coordinator to distribute so you don't have to worry!
September 28th, 2021
Your florals are gorgeous! Try to reuse them in different spaces of your wedding. Have your planner or designated person move ceremony flowers to cocktail hour, etc.!
September 14th, 2021
When you are organizing decor for your big day, put everything for one table in a single box (table decor, name cards, etc.). It will make everything run smoother for your planner or whoever is decorating your tables!
August 31st, 2021
Try to remember to take photos of all wedding-related events (touring your venue, food tastings, Bachelor/Bachelorette parties, rehearsals, etc.) and make a cute little photo album like a scrapbook to remember all of those details and fun!
August 24th, 2021
Don't be afraid to delegate tasks to family or your wedding party (or your wedding planner)! They want you to succeed and will be more than willing to help. You don't have to do it alone!!
August 10th, 2021
If you use a wedding planning checklist (all of our RARE couples receive ours!). go through and delete everything that doesn't pertain to you or your wedding. The checklists can be overwhelming so scale it down to fit your needs!
August 3rd, 2021
Please do not let your wedding day be the first time you wear your wedding shoes (groom's too)! Break those bad boys in! You don't want to be suffering on the dancefloor.
July 27th, 2021
Create an emergency budget fund! This has always been important but we don't know what 2022 might bring. It is important to have that extra cushion in case something happens. (P.S. if you don't use it, spend that money on your honeymoon!)
July 20th, 2021
Your photographer will have posing suggestions, but if you see something you want to take inspiration from. Keep a folder on your phone or a board on Pinterest so you can share the ideas with your photographer!
July 13th, 2021
This is pretty self-explanatory but if you and your wedding party are doing a fun outdoor activity (hiking, paddleboarding, boating, etc.) The day before or morning of your wedding please, please, please WEAR SUNSCREEN. SPF 75 and reapply often! We don't want sunburns in those wedding photos!
July 6th, 2021
With the wedding boom coming in the next few wedding seasons, it is more important now than ever to be ready to make decisions especially when it comes to booking venues and vendors! Don't make rash decisions but you will have more competition than ever before to book, so it is important to do it early!
June 29th, 2021
Adorable gift idea! Pick out perfume or cologne for your significant other to wear on the wedding day and your honeymoon! Then every time you wear it after that, you will be reminded of all the amazing memories of your wedding!
June 22nd, 2021
Do you need insurance? There are two kinds of insurance: Event Liability & Property Damage Insurance which is often required by venues and covers you if you are held accountable for property damage. The other is Event Cancellation/Postponement Insurance which covers extreme weather, an unexpected illness, military leave, or other serious situations. More information on insurance on our blog!
June 15th, 2021
Create a signature cocktail (or two) for your wedding based on what you and your partner like! Bonus points if it is easily made into a mocktail to accommodate all of your guests!
June 8th, 2021
Unplugged ceremony? Have your officiant tell all of your guests they have 1 minute to take a selfie and text it to the Bride + Groom with well-wishes that they can read the next morning and then phones away for the ceremony!
June 1st, 2021
Do your research and trust your gut when selecting your vendors. You will be working closely with them and you want to make sure you mesh together! Don't settle on someone. (So meet with vendors earlier rather than later!)
May 25th, 2021
Planning a wedding at a private residence? Don't to have a backup plan in case of weather? Is there somewhere inside that will hold everyone? Do you need a tent? Don't forget about the electrical equipment outside?
May 18th, 2021
Don't let all of those gorgeous flowers go to waste! You can donate wedding florals to local hospitals and nursing homes in the area. Your Right as Rayne planner would be happy to drop them off for you!
May 11th, 2021
Don't forget to interact with your virtual guests! They're already bummed they can't be with you in person, so take a second to wave to them and thank them for joining you safely from home!
May 4th, 2021
Start your seating chart early! It often ends up being more stressful than people think it will be, so best to get it done and out of the way as soon as you can!
April 27th, 2021
Groom Tips: Be involved! You don't have to be the one to decide what flowers are in the bridesmaid bouquets, but help make big decisions. Decide on the groomsmen outfits, buy your guys gifts, etc.
April 20th, 2021
Your Wedding Planner creates a timeline with you for the big day, but make sure you create a timeline for the rest of the weekend for your family and wedding party so that everyone knows what the festivities are!
April 13th, 2021
Let vendors lead you to other vendors! We all have friendors that we know would be perfect for your big day. RARE has a list of Preferred Vendors that is accessible to all of our clients full of vendors we know and love and want to work with again and again!
April 6th, 2021
Remember: Ideas, Plans, Wants change! Something you thought you needed at the beginning of wedding planning might not seem necessary months down the road. That's okay, you are allowed to change your mind!
March 30th, 2021
Splitting the planning duties with your SO? Each of you picks your top priorities for the wedding, and that person will have the final decision! This will save arguments later!
March 23rd, 2021
Wedding at a private residence? If you don't have a tent for the backyard, make sure there is somewhere inside that can accommodate all of your guests in case of inclement weather!
March 16th, 2021
Wedding at a private residence? A few months before the big day, make sure the yard is in tip-top shape! Plant flowers that will be in full bloom, touch up the grass, trim the trees, etc.
March 9th, 2021
Wedding at a private residence? Don't forget to check if you need special permits or if there are noise ordinances!
March 2nd, 2021
Wedding at a private residence? Don't assume the bathroom can handle the traffic! Consider renting a portable bathroom to not add needless wear and tear to the home bathroom.
February 23rd, 2021
Wedding at a private residence? Encourage your guests to take a taxi or rideshare service. Lift + Uber offers code options where you can host this service for your guests!
February 16th, 2021
Decide if you are planning to change your name after your wedding or not! Do some research on how to best proceed or use a name-changing service like NewlyNamed (a partner of Right as Rayne Events) to make it completely streamlined!
February 9th, 2021
Put someone in charge of the shot list! Have an aunt who knows who everyone is and can wrangle everyone into the right shot? Give her the job! It will make the family photos run quicker and smoother!
January 26th, 2021
Don't be a victim of a common beauty mishap! Don't go too dark with the spray tan, make sure you're comfortable with your hair and makeup, and wear the proper undergarments.
January 19th, 2021
Decorations? Presents? Extra cake? Make a plan of who is going to be in charge of those things (mom, bridesmaid, planner. etc.) and whose car they are going into at the end of the night. You don't want to be scrambling as you are trying to head out.
January 12th, 2021
Marriage License! Make sure you know the marriage license laws in the state you're getting married in because they vary drastically!
In CO, licenses only last 35 days.
In NM, they don't expire.
In TX, they are valid for 90 days!
January 5th, 2021
Speeches! Make sure everyone knows the order of the speeches (especially who they go after) so it is a more seamless transition between them! Also, make sure they know what *time* they are happening so they aren't off somewhere else!
December 29th, 2020
Assigning seats for the reception seems like a daunting task, but it is best to at least assign tables for everyone! That way everyone has a spot, there's no moving and shuffling of chairs, and no one has to think about where they're going to sit!
December 22nd, 2020
Make sure your guests are aware of high altitude! You don't want your guests passing out, so let them know to drink lots of water and to be aware of their alcohol consumption if they aren't used to the altitude!
December 15th, 2020
There are times when you need to be flexible with wedding planning (especially in the age of COVID) and times when you need to NOT be flexible. Prioritize what those things are to you and your fiance!
December 8th, 2020
Enlist someone to record all of the speeches for you! Sometimes in the moment, you might miss something, plus then you can look back at all of the priceless jokes!
December 1st, 2020
Decide if you want your guests to share moments from your big day and create a #hashtag so all the memories will be in one place or let everyone know you want it to be an unplugged wedding and ask them to put their phones away!
November 24th, 2020
Choose your wedding party wisely! It's your big day, and you want everyone standing up there with you to offer the emotional and tactical support you need. Do not feel obligated to have someone in your wedding party that you don't think is capable of the responsibilities!
November 17th, 2020
Prioritize your wish list! Sit down with your significant other and figure out what things are most important for you both. Is the venue or the date more important? Do you want to splurge on catering and limit florals? This will make the rest of your decisions easier!
November 10th, 2020
When creating your guest list, build a pyramid of priority!
Immediate family and wedding party at the top; aunts, uncles, etc. next; parent's friends, coworkers, etc. at the bottom. If you have to cut down the list, start at the bottom of your pyramid!
November 3rd, 2020
If your fur baby will be attending your wedding, make sure you know your pooch! Keep in mind the location, how many guests will be there, how long the day will be. Set realistic expectations for you and your dog!
October 27th, 2020
Make sure to use unscented candles on the reception tables so you don't overwhelm your guests with too much scent!
October 20th, 2020
Get your engagement ring cleaned the day before your wedding. It will be sparkling and stunning for photos!
October 13th, 2020
Get an idea of how many guests you plan on inviting to your wedding. This will help to determine what your options of venues are before you get too attached anywhere that can't accommodate your needs!
October 6th, 2020
On the morning of the wedding, get all of your bridal details together in one place. Not only is this helpful for the photographer to grab some cute flat lay shots, but no one will be running around looking for your earring at the last second!
September 29th, 2020
All those gorgeous flowers that you spent some money on and you won't be home to enjoy them after your wedding?? Why not donate them to a nursing home? We would even love to deliver them for you!
September 22nd, 2020
Figure out gratuities prior to the wedding day! Before the wedding, get all of the cash for the tips and put them in labeled envelopes so they are ready to give your wedding coordinator the day of to pass out to all the vendors!
September 15th, 2020
Don't forget to stay hydrated! You have a long day ahead of you, so it's a good idea to keep a water bottle handy (or you know some bud light, whatever works best for you, lol!)
September 8th, 2020
Wedding budget! Make sure you are prioritizing what is important to you and what you could do without it!
September 1st, 2020
Did you guests forget to write their name on the RSVP card? Simply create your own numbering system. Include a number on the cards that correspond with a number on your guest list. Problem solved!
August 25th, 2020
Of course, you have your list of bops for the DJ to play during your wedding, but don't forget to have a Do-Not-Play list too, just so there isn't any awkwardness over a certain song!
August 18th, 2020
Have a plan for the guests who want to keep partying! Many venues have a relatively early end time so scope out the late-night spots near your venue so everyone knows where to go afterward! And don't forget your IDs!
August 11th, 2020
If you want gorgeous sunset pictures, don't forget to schedule your ceremony accordingly! Just Google your date + location + sunset to find out what time the sunset is and plan around it.
August 4th, 2020
Ask your officiant to get out of the frame during your first kiss! Just have them step aside so you and your boo are the stars of the picture!
July, 28th, 2020
Create an email address just for the wedding! It keeps everything in one place, you both have access, and important emails won't get lost among those online sales!