(Closed) How Are You Organizing Your Wedding Stuff?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We have gigantic pile in our office of boxes etc. and I have a packing list drafted. We’ only had a 3 month engagement, though. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Right now all my wedding stuff is on our couch.  That side of the livingroom is a complete mess.  Lol.   I’ve slowly been boxing a few things up that I know are done and labeling the boxes with our names, wedding date, and contents so that the venue coordinator knows what it is and whose it is. 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Our dining room is now our wedding storage room… Once that room gets overloaded, then we’ll take over the spare bedroom. 🙂 It’s only for another year…

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have a huge closet we pile everything in.  But then when I try to work on a project or get a more accurate inventory the whole closet explodes just so I can find that one vase or that one silk flower stem.

 

In all honesty I’d like to finish this wedding planning biz asap so I can close that closet and not open it again until June!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@icetea:  Same here!! I have a while closet dedicated to the wedding things and everything in boxes labeled.. But every time I need to get that *one thing* out to compare color, use as a sample, etc the whole room explodes!!! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We used the large plastic tubs that you can find at Target, etc.  I got one color for ceremony and another for reception.  That way it was easy to distinguish what box needed to go where.  And lastly I added a clear plastic folder on top of each box that listed what was in each box and where it needed to go.  Each box was numbered “Ceremony box 2 of 4” etc so that my helpers knew they had all the stuff needed.  Worked out great!  And now they are all back in the dining room…

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t really have it all organized yet.. right now I have everything in one of our spare bedrooms. Sometime before the wedding, I’ll get some plastic tubs and have everything labeled, to make setting everything up easier.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We have to hand all our decor over to our site coordinator, so we’re boxing it by where it’s going in the venue. We’re putting some stuff in plastic bags and labeling with a sharpie where it belongs, and also labeling the outside of the boxes. Oh, and I’m taking lot of pictures of how everything will be set up and taping it to the outside of boxes so I don’t have to give as much direction about how I want everything set up.

Everything is as close to “ready to go” as possible: centerpieces assembled, lighters packed with candles, etc.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I don’t really have a lot of wedding “stuff” (although I will eventually when more planning goes underway!), so for right now, I’m organized in a 1-inch binder with dividers. I keep all the proposals, contracts, lists, ideas, brochures, catalogs, and budget stuff in there. FI and I went to a caterer meeting/tasting, and the guy said “he already liked us” because we were so organized iwth the binder and everything. I had to laugh because I’m probably only Type A in wedding planning. 🙂

Post # 12
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@PacificMrs:  I have the gifts for moms and BMs in the bedoom and decor stuff in two corners of the living room. The rest is in my mom’s guest room. 

Post # 13
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1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Shelves in our office 🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Most of the wedding stuff is in the office (including the wedding binder with budget checklist, to-do list, reciepts contracts, etc.)

I have the unity candle in the kitchen and my pre-wedding outifts and shoes in the closet.

I dont have a ton of stuff to store and the big items (like centerpieces) are at the florists and will get picked up/delivered day of.

Oh and fmil has my linens at her house next door.

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Get plastic tubs with lids from walmart.  Put ceremony items in one and reception items in another.  Separate into more boxes as necessary.  You may need another box to hold reception items; then you would want to separate into “reception – tables” and “reception – decor” and “reception – cake table”, etc… Oh and make sure to put a packing list in each box right on top and keep it updated as you add things to the box.

Post # 16
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11174 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

All wedding items were stored in a large unorganized pile up until the wedding. That way we knew that everything was in one location.

The day before the wedding we loaded up my car and headed out. Once we got to the venue and everything was unloaded my wedding planner and I went through things to determine what they were, what they were for, where they should go etc.

 

 

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