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Bridal Shower Gift LabelsDuring the excitement of a shower, it can be hard to keep track of who gave what. Have a helper write the givers' names on labels, and stick them on the box right after the bride has opened it.
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We’ve compiled all the important questions you need to ask each prospective venue manager, planner, caterer, photographer, and florist. Download the templates here, then fill in the answers to narrow things down.
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Flexible Seating Chart
No amount of preparation can change the fact that seating charts shuffle until the very day you say "I do." Make last-minute changes easy and less stressful by writing guests' names on these thin adhesive strips (or cut-up sticky notes). To rearrange people in a pinch, create color-coded groups, such as bride's family, groom's family, friends, and kids.
Muji "Stickier" page markers.
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Box Sets for Your Decorations
To make sure your centerpieces and table settings look as beautiful at the reception as they do in your mind's eye, photograph each vignette ahead of time. Then tape the photo to clear boxes filled with all of the necessary elements, and nobody will have to think twice about how to put them together.
The Container Store's "Our Clear Storage Boxes."
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Put an end to the headache of rummaging for lost coat-check stubs at the end of the evening. Our perforated tags are adhesive, so guests can stick them inside a clutch or jacket pocket for safekeeping.
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Friends want to pitch in, so let them. A week before you wed, give the people in your bridal party cards that detail their duties, like transporting flowers or delivering favors. Just download our clip art, and either type or handwrite your message inside. Don't forget to tie a string around the finger -- otherwise, your nudge will look like a scolding.
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This archival storage box helps you organize your incoming R.S.V.P. cards and store them for posterity. The box itself is ready-made.
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Destination Wedding Guest Directory
For a destination wedding, ask hotel staffers to have your guests add their room numbers to our "Looking for Someone" phone list at check-in. The directory will be kept at the front desk throughout the weekend, and your guests will be able to access it when they need to track someone down.