(Closed) Already Married Bees – on your Wedding Day what did you forget

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Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Forgot to get professional pictures with my maternal grandfather after the ceremony!  Everyone forgot and we managed to get pics with the other grandparents…but this was one of my biggest regrets from the day.  I also did not get all of the professional pics I had wanted of me/husband and certain family members (like just me and my mom, me and dad, more than just 1 shot of dad walking me down the aisle(!), etc)…

My one piece of advice – make that damn list of must have shots and give one copy to your photog(s) and one to the Maid/Matron of Honor or Best Man (whoever is in charge of the details). Make sure you communicate how important certain shots/moments are to your photog beforehand.  Know if your photog can take charge of this aspect of the “staged” shots (I assumed ours would and they did not!) – assign someone else to be in charge if necessary.  Assign someone to track down all the people necessary.  There is seriously so much going on the day of, you simply forget, things are chaotic…you would not believe how easy it is to miss certain details!

So, if your professional wedding photos are really important to you, make sure you have a detailed list and have someone to take charge when it comes to the professional after-ceremony pictures!  And don’t assume your photog will know what moments/shots are most important to you, even if they’ve done this before.  It will save you a lot of heartache and headache in the end.  

Post # 4
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295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Hmm I missed a table on our table chart! Haha oops! Not sure how I didn’t notice that! I also forgot our thankyou sign I made to have photos taken with for our thankyou cards! It got put in a different car so I forgot it at the time!  

It didn’t matter though! All the important things were remembered 😀 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

hydrating that morning…I was so thirsty when I started to read my vows (also from not talking a whole lot that morning because I was excited/nervous) that I had to clear my throat and it took a few seconds to get going. Also, my blood sugar dropped a lil……It was NUTS!!! So please, drink water and eat something light…. nevermind if you hydrated day before, all of that is out the window once nerves hit… Laughing

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

While this isn’t something of my own that I forgot, my husband & I did forget to get his shoes while we was loading everything up in the car.

So in one of our wedding photos from before the ceremony he is wearing his black & blue jordans! LOL Thankfully his dad brought him some shoes that worked out perfectly!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i’m exactly 60 days away from our wedding and I am very curious about this question as well. We are pretty much doing everything ourselves….. Like, everything.

What are we most likley going to forget? The nightmares have begun.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

bump!  

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I left my bride underwear in the overnight bag that was going to our wedding night hotel.

Brother-In-Law already had the bag, so I had to have the wedding planner discreetly go get it and then give it back to him without telling him what it was I’d “forgotten” in the bag.

OOPS!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I literally didn’t forget anything, I was insanely organized. We also did almost everything ourselves (I was like the definition of DIY bride lol), but I even had 2 extra copies of the CD with the music for our dances on it lol, so I was pretty prepared for any scenario. I suggest that brides start making checklists of everything about a month in advance, so that when the wedding day comes you can check off everything.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I forgot to bring the Guest book, and to pull over the blusher over my veil. Oh well it all worked out fine in the end.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I almost forgot the cake at the hotel!  I had to send a guest (and a dear friend) back to the hotel to get my cake which made him miss the ceremony!  But as for forgetting to buy things, I didn’t forget anything and if I did, it was of no consequence.  I found it helpful to go through the ceremony and reception mentally and visualize all of the things I have, the things I need and where they will go.

 

Post # 13
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187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@unixfairy:  i almost forgot that dancing was more important than saying hi to people i barely knew.

Post # 14
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1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I forgot to eat lunch and was almost faint by the time I ate at the reception.

Darling Husband forgot to bring my overnight bag to the hotel.  He had to go get it in the morning, because all I had was my wedding dress!  Thankfully we lived nearby.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We left the reception without taking our gifts! The manager was chasing us out in the parking lot with the presents haha. 

My husband forgot to ever order lunch for him and his groomsmen (1pm ceremony, 5:00 reception). He was so hungry, it made him a little cranky during picture taking. If we had a redo, I would just order lunch to be delivered to them when I ordered for me and my bms. 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Appoint someone to hold your lipstick! Mine got stashed away after we got ready and I didn’t have any way to dig it out after the pictures before the ceremony.

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