1. A great way to keep track of the gifts people give you is to write their names on a stick label while you are opening gifts.

When you're unwrapping gifts, ask someone else to write down givers' names on sticky labels so you can keep track.

2. If you get invited to a wedding, you may want to add the date to your calendar on your phone.

If you're invited to a wedding, set the date as a recurring calendar alert in your phone.

3. Kids can be hard to entertain if you don’t have things for them to do.  Try some activity books.

Have activity books on hand to entertain squirmy kids.

4. Nothing worse that having your dress fly around on a windy day.  To prevent this from happening, add some weights to the hems of your bridesmaids dresses.

Attach tiny weights to the bridesmaids' hems to keep their dresses from flying up on a windy day.

5. You can also use weights to prevent the bride’s veil from flying off of her head.

And use veil weights to keep the bride's headpiece from flying away.

6. Make sure your programs are big enough to use as fans if it could be hot during the ceremony.

If there's a chance it could be hot during the ceremony, make or buy programs that double as fans.
 

7. You may be anxious on your wedding day which could lead to sweating, chafing and squeaking.  Applying a litle baby powder can help you avoid these.

A little baby powder on your inner thighs helps curb sweating, squeaking, and chafing.

8. Solemates can keep your heels from sinking into the ground.

Prevent heels from sinking into the ground with Solemates.

9. Have task delegated to people that can help you on your wedding day should any issues arise.

Make a comprehensive list of people who can handle issues the day of (excluding, of course, the bride).

10. If guests are giving checks as gifts, ask (politely!) that they be made out to just one member of the couple, or to both with “or” rather than “and” in between.

If guests are giving checks as gifts, ask (politely!) that they be made out to just one member of the couple, or to both with "or" rather than "and" in between.

11.  Think of all the thank-you notes you will have to send out.  To save you time on filling them out, just have your guests fill out their own envelope at the wedding reception.

Have guests fill out envelopes with their addresses at the reception to make thank-you notes that much simpler to send.

12. The best advice of this article, get one of these bad boys.

Invest in one of these.

13. Put a number on each RSVP so that you know who is who, even if they mess up filling out the card information correctly.

Number your RSVP cards so each one corresponds to a guest.

14. You should have set up an email address that is only for wedding planning.

Make a new email account specifically for wedding planning.

15. Using recycled products can always save you money.

Check out Recycle Your Wedding to buy secondhand wedding items for much cheaper.

16. Don’t lick your envelopes when you can use a foam brush and water to seal them.

Seal a bunch of envelopes with water and a foam brush.

17. Instead of sending out the traidition thank you cards, use post cards instead.

Or use thank-you postcards to cut out the envelope entirely.

18. Save tons of time with a personalized stamper.

Use a personalized return address stamp (or stickers) to save tons of time.

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

19. Check out a wedding/bridal show to get tons of free stuff.   And take that personalized stamper with you to save time.

Wedding/bridal shows offer tons of free giveaways and access to vendors.

20. Use color-coordinated sticky notes for your seating chart.

Figure out your seating chart with color-coordinated sticky notes.

21. Register someplace that lets you exchange duplicates or unwanted gifts for cash.

Register someplace that lets you exchange duplicates or unwanted gifts for cash.

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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