(Closed) Brides to be — What do you want to know?

posted 8 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Thanks for posting this! What went “wrong”/not as planned? Is there anything that you wish you’d prepared more for? Did your family cause any issues? What was the most important thing you concentrated on during the wedding weekend?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I want to know what detail you stressed about before the wedding that turned out to be not as big of a deal on the actual day of.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

well my biggest stressor right now is money…so what are you glad you spent money on, and what, if anything, do you regret cutting? 

congrats on being a newlywed!!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Before I get started with my questions I want to thank you so much for posting this and for being so willing to assist prior to losing your wedding planning fizz Smile  This is my question – –

  • During your planning did you have so much accomplished that you felt a lull and like you don’t know what to do now?

I ask this because my wedding is 9 months away, 10.31.2010. I have my venue, caterer, pie bakers, photographers, florist, month of day of wedding coordinator, dress ordered, bridesmaids dresses ordered, band hired, hotels for guests contracts completed, rehearsal dinner and out of town reception night before wedding planned, hair and make up gal hired, officiate hired…

I feel like I am at a point where I just need to spend 1 month to relax, but then if I spend that month to relax will I lose it to a planning thing that I should be doing?  I know I have to – – –

  • deisgn the layout of my venue floor; where I want the tables and dance floors and high cocktail tables, and the stage for the band, etc…
  • I have to pick out linens
  • I have to design decor for the cocktail hour (not DIY but figure out lighting and lounge furniture rental costs etc…)
  • Out of Town gift bags
  • guest gifts at wedding (our wedding is on Halloween so we think we’re just going to take the easy route and have a Candy Bar)

Maybe this is a timeline issue I am struggling with…I am at a lull, is this natural. I keep thinking I have too much completed too soon and not to worry…What do you think?  Did you plan every single month until you got married?  Should I be in a rush to get these things finished?

THANK YOU Laughing

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Thanks for being so helpful! I have a couple of questions…
Did any of your rsvp’d guest bring friends or someone they didn’t put on their rsvp card? Basically did you have any uninvited guests? If so how did you handle it? I’m paying per plate and I’m considering telling any uninvited guest they’re welcome to stay for the ceremony, but we don’t have room for them at the reception.
Did you get more actual gifts or more envelopes w/$ or gcards?

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Thank you so much – Side note – You looked beautiful on your wedding day Wink

Invitations = you are so right I forgot to mention those. I just sent an email to my father today requesting his (my moms too) friends addresses.  I have already received the list from my FIL’s.  My STD are being sent out the first week of March and then we are finalizing the invitations (they’re being custom made as are the STD but they’re already done) the end of April beginning of July. 

Lists = totally do not have these. I mean I have post its in my wedding binder but I don’t have an actual spread sheet and/or list.  I have payment dates marked in my Google Calendar which syncs with my cell phone.  But basically what you’re saying is have a “To Do” list for every month…

Thank You Thank You Thank You – Laughing

 

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