What *needs* to happen in person & what can I do remotely?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We are in NY and our wedding is in Florida, and we did basically all the same stuff in person/remotely that you did!

I am not doing my hair/makeup stuff until right before the wedding, but we are having a pretty low-key wedding and I’m just going to an Ulta. They’re letting me do a preview the week before the wedding.

I also bought my dress in Florida and left it there, but that was NOT a good idea, because now I have to make a special flight there just for alterations, lol. So doing your dress remotely and then transporting it is the way to go! You just might want to find somewhere on site that can steam it or whatever.

The marriage license is another thing that has to be done on site!

We also did our rentals remotely–I probably should have checked them out in person, but, like I said, fairly low-key wedding. If they are not great, oh well, lol.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@crazeecatlady:  

dont forget to ask for mock ups from the florist on the day of if you already have theme/color picked out

I live in northern california

my wedding is in southern california

I picked and met with:

DJ, Officiant, Florist, Baker, Venue coordinator, menu selection/tasting all in 1

I coordinated via email to all of my vendors and searched them on YELP before committing and then planned a trip gave them my itinerary/free days and they planned to meet me within 10 miles of my venue all within 2-3 days of that trip

I got mock ups of centerpieces/bouts, cake to take home, ate/selected my menu, made deposits for officiant, DJ and pretty much everything in one trip

stay organized. Go with vendors that the venue already knows/previously worked with, YELP is your best friend.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

tagging to follow!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Not insane!

I have made one trip down so far. First trip, I booked the church and venue, bought my dress (I want it down in NC), and had our first round of marriage counseling.

Then remotely, we booked our photographer, the band, and the florist. The florist will mock up for me in the spring and send me pictures if I don’t want to come down for it. We flew our photographer here for engagment photos.

We haven’t ordered save the dates or invites yet but we are totally going to do that online.

Our next trip down (in March) we’re having our tastings (cake and food), I’m having my makeup trial, a dress fitting, and picking out linens for the venue, and picking out his tux.

Just make a list of everything that needs doing – divide it into “we can do this online” and “I’d prefer to be there”, and start dividing it into trips. I already have things booked for my March trip.

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