Post # 1
I’ve written lists after lists. I’ve got a wedding diary and spreadsheets galore, but now with just 3 months to go (EAK!) I’ve started to look at my lists etc blindly and I can’t see if I’m blatently missing something important. I’m the first in my circle of close friends and family to be getting married in 6 years so when I ask someone else if I’m forgetting something they aren’t much help!
Can someone read through my list and tell me if I’m missing something please!
- A date (24th November)
- Food (arranged by venue)
- Flowers (arranged by venue)
- Decoration for the venue (confirmed. To be arranged by venue)
- Cake (friend is making)
- Registrar to conduct the ceremony booked.
- Book appointment to give notice of marriage (get licence) on 1st September
- My dress and veil
- Engagement pics
- Wedding rings
- Get head piece and shoes
- Hair and Makeup- DIY or pro?
- Make and send out invitations (to be sent next week)- Get people’s addresses!
Book a DJ- THIS WEEK
- Get dresses for older Bridesmaid
- Order suits for Groom, Best Man, FOB, FOG, Ushers x 3
- Minimoon and Honeymoon. Talk to Fi, where are we going!
- Thank you gifts for various people
DIY projects (ALL STILL TO DO YIKES!)
- “Reserved” signs for Ceremony
- Table plan
- Music for Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast? What do we want?
- Guestbook? What to choose
Post # 3
One day a few days before the wedding, to actually have one night alone with FI and not do anything wedding related. Order out for food and…
Also, make sure you have all the right kinds of under garments. pack an er kit (thred, bandaids, extra deoderant, mints…)
Other then that, sounds good to me =)
Post # 4
It looks as though you’re pretty much up to speed. The things that come to mind
Are you doing a rehearsal dinner?
Are you writing your own ceremony or vows?
Hope this helps and congratulations!
Post # 5
Undies. I’d also recommend a ‘must have photos’ list for your photographer. Cake topper? First dance practise. Father daughter dance. Write vows. Old, new, borrowed, blue. That’s all I can think of right now
Post # 6
I’m not sure what type of venue it is, so maybe you are staying there, but do you have somewhere to stay the night before and/or after your wedding? And do you have transportation so you’re able to have a few cocktails???
Post # 7
You guys! This is great!… adding all these to my list. Ugh my brain is like a sieve. how can I forget the something old and new thing!?
Keep ’em coming!
Post # 8
photography and or videographer
special something to wear night of
any special hair and beauty stuff ie false eyelashes, extensions, spray tan
r u doing bomboneire for guests
Post # 9
Thank you thank you thank you BEES!
Been stressy this past weekend feeling like I was forgetting something and now these great responses!
Post # 11
hahaha me again !! I thought of some more for you 🙂
Check the venue also arrange the bouquets, boutonairres, and corsages, as well as the flower decorations? If not, book a florist.
A wedding website is very useful and takes 30 mins to set up, people can RSVP online and check all accom details etc.
Wishing well / cards box.
Limo’s etc. (arrival and/or departure of bride & groom)
Confetti (bubbles, rice, sparklers etc. Might want to check confetti ‘policy’ at the ceremony).
Ask Bridesmaids and Mother about their hair and makeup arrangements, ie will you all get it done together?
Ask your best man, MOH and dads (and whoever else) to do a speech.
Book an MC and discuss timing of events.
‘Do Not Play’ and ‘Must Play’ lists for the DJ. (We specifically requested NO CHICKEN DANCE at our reception and NO THAT’S AMORE. We alse requested that they must play ‘Sisters are doin it for themselves’ which went off like a hot rock in a sock)
Post # 12
Must have photo list, ceremony plans (order, music, readings, etc), special dance songs, floor plan layout, anything that you need to buy for the reception (we have to provide our own mixers, alcohol, sodas, ice, and water).
ETA: if you have a pet, someone to take care of it (or them) while you’re in wedding mode; maybe a neighbor kid to start caring for your pet Fri-Sun. And once you book your honeymoon, finding someone to watch your pet then
Post # 13
@KellyLouise You are my hero! You’ve listed so many things I’d some how managed to forget! Card box and confetti.
I’m definately going to set up a wedding website, can you recommend where to go and set that up?
@LaurenKK I will write up a DJ do play/don’t play list. Although I don’t yet have a DJ… but at least once I have found a DJ I can say “I’ll hire you if you agree to my list!”
Post # 14
Not sure if any other bees have picked up on these things but here’s things that are missing from your list. Bride and bridesmaids floral bouquets, groom and groomsmen’s wedding suit attire, wedding cake knife.
Post # 15
Are you having favours? Also some brides like to have their guests greeted at the reception venue with a glass of champagne each or something like that.
Post # 16
Bumping this up cos I’m going to write my to do list soon too and want to know if there’s anything else