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Wedding Helpers: 19 Simple Wedding Tasks That Make Your Big Day a Breeze

If you're knee-deep in wedding preparations, chances are you've heard those famous words from friends and family, "If there's anything I can do, just let me know..." It's tempting to take on everything yourself, but...

If you're knee-deep in wedding preparations, chances are you've heard those famous words from friends and family, "If there's anything I can do, just let me know..." It's tempting to take on everything yourself, but why should you when you have a supportive circle of loved ones willing to lend a hand? Delegation is the key to a stress-free wedding day, and we're here to help you with a list of 19 simple wedding tasks that you can assign to your eager wedding helpers. These tasks are so straightforward that anyone can handle them, regardless of their level of experience.

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1. Wedding Transport

If someone close to you owns a car you adore, why not ask them to drive you to the ceremony? It's a lovely way to share some quality time with that special person. Alternatively, if you're hiring transport for yourself or your guests, you can easily hand over the task of arranging it to a willing friend.

2. Airport Pick Up

For out-of-town guests, ask a friend or family member to pick them up from the airport and help them settle in at their accommodation or the wedding venue. It's a simple yet incredibly helpful task that can make a big difference. Just connect the relevant people and let them take care of the rest.

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3. Collection Of Flowers, Wedding Dress, Dry Cleaning, and Other Items

Having a trustworthy person to collect important items for you is invaluable during the wedding preparations and on the big day itself. Simply inform your suppliers about the designated person who will pick up the items and coordinate the details with them.

4. Make Up & Hair

If you have a friend or relative who is a beauty expert, they can contribute their skills to your wedding day. While it's recommended to hire professional makeup artists and hairstylists for the main event, your friend can assist with pre-wedding manicures, flower girl hairstyling, touch-ups, or even hair and makeup for your second-day celebrations.

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5. Perform At The Ceremony

If you're lucky enough to have a musically-talented friend or family member, consider having them perform at your ceremony. While it's advisable to hire a professional musician for specific songs or styles, your friend can still showcase their musical skills in other parts of the wedding, such as leading a Day Two trad session or a late-night singalong.

6. Ceremony Readings

Engage younger guests by assigning them a ceremony reading. It's a simple way to involve them in the special occasion. Just select a reading and leave the rest to them.

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7. Looking After Flower Girls and Page Boys

If you have flower girls or page boys, ask a trusted friend or family member who is good with kids to keep an eye on them during the ceremony. They can round them up for their grand entrance, keep them quiet during the proceedings, or entertain them while you're taking photos.

8. Going Unplugged

For an "unplugged" wedding, request a friend or family member to remind guests to refrain from using their phones and cameras during the ceremony. Even if you've already communicated this on the invitations and signage, it's easy for guests to get caught up in the moment and forget.

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9. Confetti Throwing

Make confetti throwing a fun and interactive activity. Your friend can either distribute the confetti to guests just before the big moment or take charge of creating a confetti bar for added excitement. Just make sure they're aware of any rules set by the ceremony venue regarding confetti.

10. Handling On-The-Day Payments

To minimize stress, assign a trusted friend to handle on-the-day payments to suppliers. Prepare the payments in labeled envelopes and pass them on to your friend. It's also a good idea to inform the supplier about the designated person responsible for payment.

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11. Moving Flowers and Décor from Ceremony to Reception

If you're repurposing ceremony décor and flowers for the reception, enlist the help of willing friends to assist you in moving them. It's a task that almost anyone can handle.

12. Baking Sweet Treats

While it's essential to hire a professional for your wedding cake, you can involve multiple guests by requesting them to bring sweet treats for a cake table. Assign a friend to organize and arrange the treats, labeling them and coordinating with the venue for proper storage. Check out more tips for planning a DIY dessert table here.

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13. Your Own Personal DJ

Apart from hiring a DJ for the dancefloor, you can approach friends with DJing skills to contribute to your wedding day. They can create custom playlists for the wedding morning, drinks reception, dinner music, or even take charge of DJing the Day Two festivities.

14. Making Miles of Bunting

Adding colorful bunting to your wedding space is quick and effective. To make the process more enjoyable and efficient, involve a few friends in the DIY project. This applies to other DIY décor items too.

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15. Collecting Décor

If you need items like jam jars, gin bottles, or antique candle holders for table decorations, ask friends to save any they have. Crowdsourcing your décor can be a great idea, but make sure to designate a friend to collect and return the items while keeping track of who provided what.

16. Creating a DIY Cake Topper

If you have a crafty friend, invite them to create a unique cake topper. It can be as simple or as elaborate as they like, and there are plenty of online tutorials available to guide them.

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17. Decking Your Venue Out in Fairy Lights

To create a magical ambiance, festoon or fairy lights can work wonders. Borrowing sets from friends who have a few in their homes is a smart way to save on costs. Delegate the task of arranging the lights to avoid the tedious task of untangling hundreds of lights post-wedding.

18. Instant Photo Guestbook

For a unique guestbook experience, assign a confident friend to capture each guest's photo with an Instax camera. Provide them with a box or album to store the pictures safely.

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19. Moral Support

Last but not least, don't underestimate the power of moral support. During the wedding preparations, it's natural to feel anxious, so make sure to spend quality time with friends who can lift your spirits and make you laugh. These moments could become some of your most cherished memories from your engagement.

One Last Word of Advice:

As you assign wedding tasks, create a spreadsheet to keep track of who is responsible for what. It's surprisingly easy to forget details when you're immersed in the planning process. For more ideas on getting your friends involved in your big day, check out our podcast episode on the topic. And if you're worried about missing any crucial wedding details, our ultimate wedding checklist post has you covered.

**Note: This article has been adapted and enriched with additional insights while retaining the core message from the original source.

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