Post # 1
I am trying to do all the small things, the small details that may slip your mind.
I am paranoid my wedding day will be filled with fluster, and this and that, and i wont be able to enjoy the day.
i am terrifed i will be running around with my head cut off.
i want to know
What did you wish you would have done?
What did you do that saved you time and effort?
What got left until the day before because you forgot?
– my wedding is two months exactly, i have taken care of the major stuff
the venue is paid
The DJ is paid
The hair and make up is paid
The caterer is paid
wedding dress is ready to go
His suit is ready ( we have no wedding party)
I am planning on getting our marriage license at the end of this month. Invitations are going to be mailed monday.
Post # 3
We didn’t really forget anything before the day, but I had bought 2 cute little chalk boards and written thank and you for DIY cards. I remembered to take them to the venue the day before but totally forgot to get the photo. Doh!
Just relax and remember that no one else knows what you had planned, apart from the big things which you appear to have under control. Just try not to stress about it and enjoy your day!
Post # 4
I didn’t notice ANYTHING on my wedding day! Except when I found the pew bows in my getting ready room! But my MOH made sure that got taken care of.
I hear other stuff went wrong, but I didn’t notice any of it!
Post # 5
looking back the one thing that im bummed i missed was getting the photographer to get a formal photo of JUST my parents and DH’s Parents
I have formal photos with us and them, but I wish i had a nice photo of each set of parents all done up in their formal wear.
Post # 6
I don’t think I forgot anything 🙂
What really helped was that I took the day before the wedding off from work, and went with my husband to set up the venue. We had a lot of DIY stuff, and were able to put out our centrepieces, favours, memory photos, etc., ourselves, and set everything up how we wanted it. I’m SO glad we did it that way, and that we didn’t have any helpers (it was fun to spend that morning just the two of us, and have everything exactly how we wanted it!)
The one thing I should have done was talked in advance with my day-of coorinator that the venue provided. There were a couple logistical things that I didn’t know about in advance, and some items that I needed to sort out with her and the DJ during cocktail hour, and I got a little stressed.
Post # 7
To LOOK UP at my fiance while walking down the isle. To hold my flowers a bit lower and to SMILE in my pictures. -_-
Post # 8
@HappySky7: This is all great advice! I’ll add another “lesson learned”: If you made a list of poses for your photographer, make sure to bring an extra copy with you to the wedding. I made one, but our photographer forgot it, and as a result I didn’t get A LOT of pictures that I really wanted.
Other than that, I didn’t really forget anything, but even if I had, I didn’t notice. I was fortunate enough to hold my rehearsal dinner and wedding at a local hotel with a nice courtyard, and was able to stay the night before and after the wedding. Being there the night before allowed me to make sure I had everything at the location on time, and with it being local (less than an hour from home) and an evening wedding (7:30pm), there wasn’t really a huge deal if we needed to run back home and get something the day before or even the day of.
Post # 9
@amberjayjay: i shouldnt be complaining but i forgot to take picture by the gazebo…i was upset bc all i talked about was the damn gazebo and how i couldnt wait to take pix!! Oh well ..
Post # 10
@HappySky7: lol its funny you say that bc i actually didnt want to look at DH until i reached the altar bc i didnt want to be a crying mess. The minute i tried to look at him i got chocked up and i didnt want to “ugly cry” hahah…i did smile the whole way down at all my guests tho!
Post # 11
@MargaritaVille: That’s great advice too. I ended up with many shots I didn’t want. Also, touch up powder or oil-blotting sheets so your face doesn’t shine in all the pictures!
Post # 12
@Daizy914: I looked down because I tried to smile, and randomly my face started twitching.
This had never happened to be before, ever and I could not get it under control. -_- It has never happened again. My face spazzed on me. idk. But all of my photos walking down the isle I’m checking out my feet. :/
Post # 13
@HappySky7: aww! Nerves probably! But those pictures are probably still beautiful! Wheb i see a bride looking down, there is an innocence about that picture you know? Its sweet
Post # 14
@Daizy914: haha. I didn’t feel nervous at all :/ I don’t know what happened. No one else noticed but me luckily,.. but Ehhh. It’s funny because my dad is looking up, happy as a clam. lol.
Post # 15
@amberjayjay: Haven’t gotten hitched yet, but my friends who got married say they
-wish they had gotten a better photographer
-wish they got a videographer
– wish they did a first look
(I WISH they ALL had better food, bc honestly thats what stands out the most, all 3 of my g/fs had NO meals just appetizers, or BBQ or terrible terrible food YUck) And I am NOT hard to please, I mean I like ALL FOOD, will eat anything really, and honestly chick fila would of been better than any of their food
-wish they had relaxed and soaked in the day
-wish they had made a time for their mom and dad seperatley to see them on their big day:)
Post # 16
I forgot to drink water. Silly little thing, but it had a huge impact. Lots of dancing, mingling, and imbiding. After the wedding I had the worst headache. All because of such a little thing.