(Closed) Planning a wedding with a short engagement? checklists?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

I’m on a similar timeline, and I’m actually staying away from checklists because we are dispensing with some of the stuff the wedding industry wants you to think you “need” to have/do … are there any specific things you’re worried about? It sounds like you have things pretty well in hand.

Mostly, you just need to trust that when you get your family and friends together at the reception and give them good food and good music, people will have a good time and enjoy one another’s company. All you need to really do is get out of the way and let it happen!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@roweboat:  I’m on a similar timeline although very budget / diy so catering/drinks is basically however much we can put on the credit card in macros a couple of days prior. eek.

I’m now starting to tackle programs, alternative guestbook, music, putting together some photos to print and thinking about decorations. If you think of nything do let me know

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was on a similar timeline. I used theknot.com’s checklist – after editing it to delete stuff I wasn’t doing and all the repeat items. What helped me, though, was to run through the whole weekend of the wedding in my head, and try to catch anything that still needed to be a addressed. It’s tempting when you think though it to stop as soon as you get to something you need to do and just start obessing over that, but I took a friend’s advice to run through it, moment by moment, a few times, and just quickly jot down anything that stood out to me as not-yet-on-checklist, and only when I was done running through the whole thing did I start working on the things I’d caught. 

Example of something I caught this way: realizing that the flowers had to be picked up right in the middle of a day-before party, and so I was able to arrange for my dad to go get them. 

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