Post # 1
What are some common things brides forget about 1-2 months before the wedding. I am trying to get everything done that I can do now so that I am not left with a bunch of stuff the week before. Did any brides forget about something that caused a panic or like stress? Any advice appreciated.
Post # 2
I’d love to hear from experienced Bees. I’m 2.5 months out and feel like i’ve forgotten everything Lol!
Post # 3
It didn’t really cause panic or stress but I did forget about getting a card box until the day before. I just ran to target and found a cute wooden box that would work. Other than that I didn’t forget anything.
Post # 4
Umbrellas. I was so caught up in sticking to my timeline getting ready, making sure I had the bag full of things I’d packed to take to the wedding location, etc. I briefly checked the weather and saw there was a chance of rain, but my brain was so preoccupied with wedding stuff that it never occurred to me to pack a damn umbrella! My poor little brother had to run through the rain to buy overpriced umbrellas so we could get to the reception without being soaked. He, however, looked like a drowned rat because I forgot to pack one simple thing!
Post # 5
I didn’t think about transportation to and from the venue, especially our exit. I’d planned a bubble exit, but totally spaced on how we were actually leaving the venue after that and who was driving what etc. We actually had a family friend drive our car for us and she had to be waiting for us in the driveway before the exit.
I also didn’t think about vendors that needed cash or checks on the day (including tips). Make sure you have envelopes filled and labelelled so someone can handle that for you day-of.
Having all the details ready for your photographer is important too. They will need you invitation suite with all the pieces. I DIY’d all of mine and completely forgot to bring a spare envelope and rsvp card. I’m so mad that I didn’t have everything photographed. It looks so sad with just the invite alone.
Post # 6
Following because my wedding is in 2 months and I’m terrified of forgetting something! I feel like there’s so many small and easy to forget details.
Post # 7
I forgot to reallly break in my shoes, both the flats for the beach and the heels for the indoor reception. I didn’t want to scuff up the bottoms, but I shoud have worn them more.
Post # 8
I forgot to take a wedding invitation with me day of so the photographer could get that shot. Would’ve been nice to have a nice professional photo of them somewhere in the venue…
Post # 9
Things that I’m working on now (wedding in one month) is list of “must-have” pictures and “must play” songs at the reception. Also in search of a button up shirt to wear the day of the wedding; don’t want to mess up my hair and makeup before putting my dress on! You can do a hair and makeup trial if you haven’t done that yet. And buy a nice garmet bag for your dress!
Post # 10
Start putting together a little day of kit. Things I ended up using were blotting sheets, tide pen, safety pins, eyelash glue, Bobby pins, Kleenex, blister guards or some sort of rub on stick for feet to prevent blisters and chaffing from heels.
-Pens for sign in book
-As another bee mentioned, get thank you cards and get all your tip envelopes ready. Buy more and use them after the wedding.
Post # 11
We forgot a flower girl basket!!! No idea how…one of my bridesmaids went to party city the morning of and snagged one for us. Thankfully, our venue could have helped us out if we needed.
Checklists are your friend! Lol
Post # 12
Great thread idea!
All of the above, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll think of things throughout the day and need somewhere to jot it down. Make lists – I have a month-by-month “to do” list, a “to bring” list (with stuff already in a pile in the living room), and a timeline for the week of. Use whatever medium works best for you: a nice one is a program called Evernote, which works on multiple computers and phones, and they sync with each other. I’m just using a couple of spreadsheets on my laptop. Use a pen and paper or a whiteboard – whatever works for you. The lists are a critical weapon against my anxiety. It helps stop things from cycling in my head, and I can remind myself to stop worrying about (x), because it’s going to be taken care of (next Tuesday, three days before, or whatever.)
Post # 13
I always heard don’t forget to eat something light before your ceremony and reception.
Post # 14
– Transport for the bridal party – e.g. if you are arriving in a car with your bridesmaids and then use that same car to go off for couple photos after the ceremony then your bridesmaids will need someone else to take them to the reception. Ditto with everyone getting home at the end. There was a slight kerfuffle with this at my wedding and another time when I was a bridesmaid I got stranded.
– If your ceremony includes signing things then remember a pen!
– Maybe a ring box of some kind?
– If you don’t have live music then who will press play!
Post # 15
I forgot about the programs the day of! They were supposed to be put on the chairs at the ceremony, but they completely slipped my mind!