Forward planning for things like wedding gifts can avoid things being lost on the big day.
Yahoo.com cites cake centrepieces and disposable cameras as things that should be monitored by bridesmaids or groomsmen at weddings. Allocating the job of collecting specific things at the end of the evening reduces the chance of panic when the reception finishes.
Sullivanjournal.com reports that planning ahead months in advance gives the chance to ensure the little details are all taken care of. Simple things like having a table set aside for wedding gifts reduces the possibilities of anything getting lost along the course of the day.
Being able to access the wedding reception venue the day before can also remove some of the stress as the room can be decorated with chair sashes and place settings in advance. A wedding planner may be able to help with this part, freeing up time for the bride and groom to ensure the finishing touches are in place.
Getwed.com claims an emergency kit could be incredibly useful for the wedding day. If it contains the essential make-up kit, a sewing kit, hair spray, deodorant, scissors, a camera and a bottle opener, almost all unexpected eventualities could be covered. This bag could then be left with a bridesmaid and only used in an emergency.