“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Wishing for the perfect wedding won’t help you get there. And when it comes to planning, oodles of patience is needed. Sometimes unexpected things come up.
OK, they’re unavoidable. Small mistakes will happen. That’s why you’ve probably got an event planner who has plenty of experience. They will have thought of everything, and they’ve had their fair share of mistakes which they won’t make again.
Brainstorm with your event planner and think of all the little details that are easily overlooked. Leave no room for mistakes that could be avoided, like having damaged linens. See that your event planner has all the attention to detail that you need.
I’ve been to a handful of weddings and events where damaged linens were a slight oversight. But guests like me, sitting at the tables, noticed it. Needless to say, it leaves a bad impression.
One of the most common things when it comes to damaged linens is burn marks. And it’s no wonder – lots of weddings use candles. Most linens nowadays are flame resistant. That means they will not burst out in flames, but contact with fire will leave a small burn mark. A good and attentive event planner will get rid of linens with burn marks, but for some it’s simply not cost effective. Especially if they think their linens are still good enough, because a small burn mark “isn’t that noticeable.”
Get FR Materials
Ask your event planner if they have flame retardant material. Flame retardant (FR), as opposed to flame resistant, shows no effect after contact with a flame. Fire Marshalls across the US are requiring that events with any-sized open flames must use FR materials. That’s a good thing. Not only because it’s safer, but also because it doesn’t ruin your linens, whether you’re the bride or the event planner.
So when planning for the perfect wedding, take the time and energy to plan diligently, especially getting the right linens.
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