Heed the weather and other potential annoyances. Guests have been known to skip out early from hotter-than-hot summer tent weddings and improperly heated winter loft receptions. Bugs (gnats, deer flies and mosquitos) also swarm in certain areas during certain seasons. Consider renting pest control tanks to alleviate the problem or including bug repellent in guests gift bags.
Let one vendor lead you to another. Your wedding photographer can tell you which florists blooms really pop, and your reception manager should know which band consistently packs the dance floor.
List the brides parents and grooms parents on separate lines, starting with the brides. Since both last names are included in the greeting, you don’t need to use either the bride’s or grooms last name. Of course, the same exception we mentioned above would apply here if either the bride or groom has a different last name than their parents. In that case, list out the full bride’s or groom’s name, in addition to the full names of the parents.