(Closed) Anyone else feel like they're missing something?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Tangled:  Flowers?  Music?  Officiant?  Decor?  Dozens and dozens of tiny little details that will pop into your head at 2am while waking you up with an icy cold sweat and heart palpitations.

Seriously – your post is spoken truly like a person who has until Jan of 2013 to plan a wedding.

The stress will build.  Wink

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Tangled:  Um . . .  um . . . . 

Will you be my wedding planner?  LOL!!  😉

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

programs, menus, guest book, favors, speeches, birth certificates, order of procession, hotel block, Out of Town bags, transportation? Obviously you don’t HAVE to do a lot of those things, but the little stuff adds up. I felt calm too until about 2 weeks ago…just wait lol.

Post # 8
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9688 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Westwood:   What are the birth certificates for?

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

No need to stress!  It’s a wedding!  It’s supposed to be fun!  Aside from a few inconsiderate guests, I’ve had no stress and don’t intend to!  Maybe it’s the job I work in. Work is stressful. Planning a party isn’t!   Enjoy! 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Rehearsal dinner?

Other than that, you seem to have the big stuff taken care of. As you get closer, the smaller logistics will start to build up – what is your timeline for the day of? The day before? Who answers the phone in the days before when people are having trouble with travel arrangments, etc? Are you doing Out of Town bags? Who will drop them off? Will the hotel mess it all up? Who do you want with you while you get ready? What pictures do you want to make sure your photographer gets? In what order will people walk down the aisle? 

But most of the stress doesn’t come from the general planning – at least it didn’t for me. There were a lot of decisions, but they were pretty easy to make. It was guest list drama: people throwing a fit over the no-kids rule and then refusing our child-care arrangements, people trying to add +1s that we didn’t have room for, people not sending back rsvps, or sending them and then wanting to change them, etc. (We also had budget stress, because it was really, really hard sometimes to give up things we wanted due to lack of fundage).

It was like as long as it was me and decisions, I was okay. Busy, but okay. But, oh, add in the mix lots and lots of people all converging on a single event, and the stress got totally out of hand a few times. 

But not to worry, Tangled. We’ll be here on the Bee when it does, and we’ll talk you through it. In the meantime, enjoy the fun!

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Tangled:  Does your dress need alterations?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

How can invitations be ordered before you have a ceremony location?  Invitations need to say where the wedding is.  Unless you’re printing your own.  In which case it would make sense

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

The last month blows by and that’s when you realize the little details that need to be done (and what things can be tossed because it’s not as important.)  Wink

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

What are you doing for food and linens?  Is it included w/your reception venue?  Do you have your timeline hammered out (this was a yucky source of stress for me).  Does your entertainment include music?  Do you have set lists?

Good luck with the rest of your wedding planning.  🙂 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Have you picked your menu?  Is your guest list complete?  Is your budget complete?  Have you confirmed with your mom that she will be taking you to the reception?  Hair/makeup appointments?  Have you given the photographer a list of specific photos you want?  Do your step children have their outifts and have alterations set up?

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