(Closed) Craziest thing just happend. What is your best wedding advice? (RSVP related)

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You won’t please everyone… especially when parents are divorced and there are 4 sets to think about!

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Great advice! Bump!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Designate a DOC (day of coordinator).  Even if you can’t afford to hire someone, a close friend or family member who is not in the bridal party can have a schedule and keep everything running smoothly. 

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Honey bee

Dont forget to feed your bridal party, just because you have nerves and dont want to eat, others will! That includes breakfast and lunch before the receptions. Also, water bottles!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

If there is something you absolutely, positively want to do (wear red, do a cookie cake, walk down the aisle to Michael Jackson music, etc) don’t ask anyone what they think or ask for advice. Chances are, if it’s not traditional, many people won’t be on board and will try to convince you to do differently. Ask for input only on things you’re not completely set on doing. 

I learned this about halfway through the planning when my mom and Mother-In-Law were resistant to my ideas. After the wedding came and went, everyone loved the few quirky things I didn’t budge on, which included a cupcake tower, a friend officiant, and parasols instead of bouquets. 

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

This is great advice and things that people should know. Thanks for sharing ladies. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@teamajax13: I had never heard of numbering the RSVP’s–that is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I numbered the RSVP’s also, but luckily I didn’t need to use them.
I agree with all of the PPs. Here are a few new things:

-make sure you have plenty of time the day of before pictures/ceremony (i thought i scheduled plenty but of course things took longer than expected, makeup especially)

-don’t let your photographers rush you! (we were like 15 min late from traffic then the buttons on my dress fell off, had to find them then figure out how to put them back on (super glue ugh!) setting us back another 20 min leaving my photogs annoyed eventhough we finished pictures an hour and a half before ceremony!)

-research any pictures that you want to take the day of (i ran out of time and wasn’t able to do it and kind of regret, but oh well what are you gonna do?)

-take a time out with just your new husband! (before Darling Husband and I went into cocktail hour, we went into the bridal suite for like 10 minutes and took it all in and practiced our first dance =) it was so nice to take a time out with just him, thats what the day”s about right? ha)

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