What did you forget about til the last min?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Jen51287:  I’d also like to follow this as I’m leaving for my DW in 3 days and I constantly feel like I am forgetting something!

So far I’d say day-of transportation and food. My FI and I have been in and to a lot of weddings recently and to me it seems that the bride always forgets about food for the attendants on the day of. You can’t expect people to come over for “getting-ready” stuff at 10am and have a 3pm ceremony followed immeadiately by photos and no dinner till 7 without planning on feeding them. Poor FI almost passed out he was so hungry!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

No one else has any tips? I also just remembered to pack a nicer hanger than my white plastic one for my dress!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Jen51287:  

@AllieBee12:  

I have a few “forgotten” last minute ones:

– forgot to use the fancy hanger for the dress for photo taking

– forgot to bring with me to the reception my backup shorter-heeled wedding shoes

– forgot to line my eyes with black kohl before reception for my evening look

– forgot to tell the hair artis the specific hairstyle I wanted for my flowergirls

– forgot to add the luminescent powder to my shoulders and arms and face before I left for the church

– forgot to spray myself some of my favourite perfume before I left for the ceremony

– forgot to bring darker shade of lipstick for my evening look

– forgot to bring my overnight suitcase to the hotel!

– forgot to tell the makeup artist to put makeup on my flowergirls

 

As you can tell I forgot a lot of things that had to do with my bridal look 🙁

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I DIY-ed the flowers so I almost forgot  the pins to pin the flowers on the GMs.

I put together a bag of random stuff the BMs might need at the ceremony/recpetion location that they wouldn’t bring (spray deordant, hairspray, earring backs, lipstick, etc). 

I had the hubby of my MOH bring us subway and drinks so we weren’t starving. the guys ended up ordering pizza while we took pics (we did pics before the ceremony)

At the rehearsal dinner, I gave everyone that would be in the pictures (family, bridal party) a timeline of when they needed to be there, also listed phone numbers of my bridal party so we could all contact each other (and my family could contact somenoe if they were running late). My MOH kept her phone on her, I was not going to worry about my phone

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I forgot to double check the reception area before my makeup artist arrived, which I ended up not having time to do since he took double the time to do my makeup that he said he would.

I also almost forgot to give the rings to the groomsman to hold! Luckily he reminded me, but if he hadn’t our ceremony would have been all sorts of effed up.

I also forgot to ask my venue to show me exactly what lighting would be turned on for the reception, & then I found out after the ceremony that apparently their default is to turn on every single light in the whole venue. Yeah, real romantic. That & not hiring a DJ are probably my worst regrets.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Oh, along with the not having a DJ thing, I never gave anybody the task of making the announcement for dinner service opening & other announcements through out the night, so I ended up having to hunt my maid of honor down to make the annoucements, & it all just looked very rushed & not planned.

The little logistical things were the things I didn’t plan correctly for, & they definitely made the night less awesome.

But, in the end, most of the guests ended up leaving right after dinner, so there were basically just about 30 of us finishing out the night together so if I had thrown anymore money at the reception it probably would have been pointless anyway (such as buying a DJ).

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I forgot to have a fork and plate put on the cake table until after we made the first cut. Our Day of Coordinator was running over with a stack of plates and forks for serving, so we had to grab them from her then. (Personally, she should have caught that, being the hired professional.)

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Following! 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m following to get ideas!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Following =)

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Bump

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

i am now post-wedding and I thought I would add a couple things.

I forgot to pack a touch-up kit to give someone for fixing my makeup after the ceremony for the rest of the photos. I brought my lipstick but I was all shiny and didn’t have any powder or blotting tissues to fix that.

I also forgot some sort of sweater or pashmina or something. We went straight from city hall to take photos and then got dropped off at the restaurant for dinner and had to steal my BFF’s pashmina because I was cold.

I forgot to take so many of the photos that I wanted. I’ve been pinning pics forever and had some ideas of exact poses and areas that I wanted pics taken. On the day of my photog asked if there was anything else I wanted before we switched locations and I completely forgot all of them. Make a list! even if you don’t give it directly to your photog, stick it in your groom’s pocket and double check.

I forgot to check that everything in our ceremony would work. We did a love letter and wine box ceremony and I guess we both wrote so much that with both of our letters and our wine in the box the lid wouldn’t close properly. It made it slightly awkward for our officiant who was trying to force it shut gracefully, but we got it all in eventually.

I also sort of forgot to take a moment before the ceremony to calm down. I was running SUPER late and was totally freaking out right before we left for the ceremony. My dad made me do a couple laps around the room to chill out before we left but I just got all worked up again in the car. if you can, schedule at leat a half hour buffer. If you’re not running late, then you can use the time to just enjoy the day!

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