Post # 1
I really want to enjoy the running up to the big day so I decided to work out what sort of things will need to be done so I can either make time to deal with them before they become last minute errants, eliminate them entirely and then prioritise the rest.
I’m fortunate enough that my wedding venue is being decorated by the vendor we are hiring through. I’ve already had a meeting to discuss how I want it to look. 4 weeks prior I will have a walk through and the day before I will visit to check eveything is ok. So I won’t have that to deal with and we don’t have rehearsal dinners in the UK and have no overseas guests…
What unplanned, unexpected things will I have to do in the days before?
Post # 4
I have to remember to order food for us (me, Maid/Matron of Honor, BMs) to snack on while we get ready.
Post # 5
Oh man that week was chock full of last minute stuff!
- Final table assignments & escort cards – last minute changes in RSVPs kept trickling in
- Printed out and assembled programs, menus, cootie catchers, table numbers and other misc signage
- Boxed up every wedding-related item and delivered the boxes to my coordinator
- Picked up my wedding dress after final alterations/pressing
- Purchase & deliver the components of my s’mores bar & late night snack to the caterer
- Deliver the gum paste flowers I ordered to the bakery
- Frame family wedding photos for guest book table
- Assemble & deliver welcome bags to the hotel
- Get nails done
- Get passport renewed – at the last minute I realized my passport expiration date was in less than 6 months, which would have prevented me from going on our honeymoon – duh!
Post # 6
@reebee: Do I want to know what a cootie catcher is?
Post # 7
@JenGirl: haha they’re those little things we folded up in elementary school where you put four fingers in and open and close it and then they pick a section and get a fortune or whatever…
Post # 8
@JenGirl: LOL – these:
We put trivia about ourselves on them and put them on the tables during cocktail hour!
ETA – these weren’t mine, just an inspiration photo I used 🙂
Post # 9
@reebee: that’s so cute! So did you have questions as the sides and then the answers when you open them up, or the questions once you open the flaps and they have to answer?
Post # 10
@loving_life: Ours were just like the ones in the picture – names were on the outside, questions were on the inside, and then you had to open the flaps to get the answers – people actually loved them and they were practically free 🙂
Post # 11
I may have to steal that idea…. did you have several different ones with different questions, or were they all the same? lol sorry for the total threadjack!!
Post # 12
@loving_life: I think we did 2 different versions. I would have done more but this was definitely one of the projects that I waited for the week before the wedding to start!