Post # 1
SO and I have booked our flights to our hometown for our wedding. We are coming in a week before the big day and figure that gives us plenty of time.
When I notified our families about the flight details we started getting lots of offers of people taking days off of work to help us run errands. Is any of that needed?
What did you do personally in the days before your wedding? What did you have others help you with week of?
Post # 3
GREAT question! Looking forward to the responses!
Post # 4
Also think this is a great question. I’m just planning to take the day before my wedding off, but would love to know if that’s going to be enough.
Post # 5
I just got married on Saturday and took off last week. I actually did not need all that time. My wedding and reception were at the same place. On Monday, I dropped off all items (aisle runner, programs, favors, place cards, etc.) to the venue. Tues, Wed, Thurs I did nothing wedding related. On Friday, I got my nails done and went to the rehearsal/dinner. On Saturday, I got my hair and make up done. I then enjoyed my family and friends at the wedding. We leave for our honeymoon tomorrow so today I am reading WB and packing for our trip.
Post # 6
@GreenDream: That was very nice of them!
I depend on how much more plannig you have. I took off work the week of our wedding and Monday-Wednesday were relaxing day.
Thursday and Friday consisted of last minute assembly of wedding favors (ours were edible I didnt want to spoil), picking up the decor from vendors (if you can paymore have them pick up and deliver everything), dropping the decor off at the reception sight, calling all vendors to verify times for the wedding, making sure I not forgotton makeup, stockings, breath mints, medicine for the day of (packing my wedding day bridal bag) and greeting Out of Town family and friends.
It was super busy but fun! But google a wedding week checklist and see what else you have left to do for your day and get assistance from others from there.
Post # 7
I also flew in, but two weeks early. I did have quite a bit of help. Some things that I thought would be easy ended up taking longer. The last minute pick ups, etc took much longer than I thought. But at the end of the day I got most of it done with the help of my mom, me, my sister and a friend. It was a relatively relaxed two weeks, but if I had one week it would have been super stressful!
I thought I didnt have that much to do, but the little things add up!
Post # 8
@kate02121: If it can be done, take off the entire week!
I had so much stuff happen that if I was at work I would have been insane.
My cake baker bailed on Monday so I had to go to Walmart for a new cake (it was sooo delish too)
My Out of Town family came in one day earlier and got lost and we had to go find them (it was great seeing them though!)
My future SIL took a flight to the wrong airport and ended up 2 hours north of us. We offered to come get her but her sister drove and got her.
All in all it was great and I wouldnt trade it for the world!
Post # 9
The last week was insane for us. We are chinese and no one take this the wrong way, but with our family members…some do not understand RSVP cards and that when they say no they’re not coming they should not book a flight and hop on a plane to fly half way around the world to attend a wedding. We had more than 1 of these so we had to scramble to squeeze them into tables, pay the added cost for their meals, get them favors, escort cards, etc. We also had to finish a few DIY projects which I guess were our fault for procrastinating on them.